Don’t miss SCRIVENER 101 for freelancers

Don’t miss Claire Scobie’s workshop – back by popular demand following a successful event at the 2014 Storyology Conference

Do you juggle stories, projects and lists? Are you wasting precious time shuffling between documents, or getting distracted by social media? This half-day workshop explores some simple efficiency and project management techniques and tools, before giving you a comprehensive introduction to the writing software Scrivener.

Friday June 26, 2015
10.00am – 1.00pm
Walkley Training Room
245 Chalmers St, Redfern, NSW
BYO Laptop
Workshop: $245 (MEAA member discount – $195)

http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/write-faster-smarter-seminar-scrivener-101-with-claire-scobie-tickets-16495445321?

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Congratulations 2015 Freelancer of The Year finalists

FREELANCE JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

Congratulations to the three top Australian freelancers selected as finalists in the 2015 Walkley Award for Best Freelance Journalist of the Year.

Fiona Harari, Andrew Quilty and William Verity.

The overall winner will be announced in Sydney on July 29.

More details: http://bit.ly/1Gbm4v5

This year’s awards attracted more than 60 top-quality entries, showing that freelance journalism in Australia is alive and kicking!

Australian Freelance Journo of the Year 2015

Apply now for the Walkley Award for Best Freelance Journalist of the Year 2015

This MEAA Walkley Award recognises “the unique contribution that freelance journalists make across all media platforms to the future of the industry.”

Open to residents of either Australia or New Zealand.

The winner will receive $3,000 in prize money, a full pass to the Walkley’s Storyology Summit and two tickets to the Walkley Awards Gala Dinner.

Entries are now open.

Apply online: http://bit.ly/freelanceaward

TWITTER FOR FREELANCERS – Feb 4 2015

Hey freelancers,

Don’t miss this fantastic session for Freelancers held by Flip Prior, who is Twitter Australia’s new Partnerships Manager – News & Government, thanks to the Australian Society of Authors.

Many of you will remember Flip as the former Partnerships Manager at the Walkley Foundation where she organised some great dos for us all.

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Where and when?
Wednesday 4th February 2015
6pm to 8.30pm

The course will be held at:
ASA Office, Suite C1.06, 22-36 Mountain Street, Ultimo 2007

How to book

Australian Society of Authors (ASA) at https://www.asauthors.org/event/14713/twitter-for-freelancers.

Details: A workshop from Flip Prior – Twitter Australia’s Partnerships Manager, Government & News – on Twitter best practice for journalists. Flip will show you how to use Twitter’s free tools including photos, video and Vine, as well as demonstrate how to monitor breaking news using Tweetdeck and manage lists.

Cost: $15 including snacks and drinks.

SURVEY RESULTS: Where is the industry headed?

Head on over to Rachel’s List to find the latest analysis from the 2014 Show Me The Money Survey.

More than 40 Aussie freelancers filled in the survey – and there’s great insights to be found.

(Do you agree with this comment on the future of freelance journalism:
The future….“Technology will overtake me and I will have to retrain/diversify/become a barista/prostitute.”?)

– check Rachel’s Blog for more details.
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Freelance Journalists Australia Twitter chat: #ozfreeline

*** It was fun! Join us for the next one, will be advertised here and on Freeline / AFW Network ***

*** Check the Storify Archive here:  http://sfy.co/rWVT ***

 

Freelance journalists across Australia and abroad are warmly invited to join us from 8pm till 9pm, AEST on Tuesday May 27 2014 for the inaugural Australian Freelance Journalists Twitter Chat.

This week, we’ll be talking generally about freelance writing in Australia – challenges, opportunities and tips to make it work.

If you’ve got some relevant resources / links to share, we’d love to see them.

How to Join our twitter chat 

If you haven’t done this before — welcome, have fun!  The chat will be archived & posted here later.

We’ll use the Twitter Hashtag #ozfreelance and you can join us from your phone, tablet, laptop – anywhere. 

 

From Twitter – type #ozfreelance in the search box to see what other participants are tweeting (or you can just click on the highlighted #ozfreelance hashtag in someone else’s tweet.)

At the top of your search – you’ll see “Results for #ozfreelance”  – choose Save (option on the same line as ‘Results’ so that Twitter suggests this hashtag to you, saving you time as you tweet.

Just below the line ‘Results’  there’s two options – Top / All  –  select All to see everyone’s tweets.

Some Tweet Chat Conventions

* It’s ok (and at the beginning of a chat, very welcome) to introduce yourself – eg  “Hi all, I’m Ralph, full time freelance journo for 3 years, ex-Treasurer, I write about super #ozfreelance” – always add the hashtag

* Feel free to pitch questions and comments directly to someone you see in the chat – if you are Q’ing or A’ing, just add the hashtag for each tweet  eg “@ralphWillis Did you wear a disguise to get into this year’s Budget lockup? #ozfreeline”

* If you want to re-post a relevant tweet to the group and shorten it to include the hashtag – use MT at the beginning of the tweet (Modified Tweet)

* If you like someone else’s comment, ‘Favourite’ or ‘Retweet’  – retweeting will share that comment with your own Twitter followers (though retweeting an already hashtagged tweet in a busy Tweetchat might get annoying after a while)

* Warning: everyone will hate you if you use a tweet chat to promo your off-topic goods/services and they will hate your goods/services too. But if it’s actually relevant and might be useful, plug it once and move on.

 

 

Hashtags proposed earlier are:

#OzIndyJournoChat
#ozfreelance
#typeandgripe
#OZfreeline

… the vote came in at  #ozfreelance

Comment below or to @franmolloy – see you online!