It’s on again … The Walkley Foundation’s annual journo gabfest has a full program of journo and writer festivities
The Alliance is launching its ‘professional grade’ membership which includes insurance and an accreditation based on attending Alliance legal and ethics training.
Malcolm Turner, Tracey Spicer and blogger Greg Jericho speaking.
RSVPs to go to email@example.com
This has implications for any freelancer shooting pics in many public areas – Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority and Waverley Council for example have quite nasty restrictions. [oops! I could have been very seriously busted a few times recently!]
Duncan chairs an umbrella body, Arts Freedom Australia, which represents Australia’s major photographic associations as well as many individual photographers, is protesting the growing laws that restrict photography.
Duncan (who made his fortune before today’s regulations were put in place), says that these days, Australian photographers (professional, part-time or amateur) can risk getting a criminal record for taking a picture of a rock.
AFA recently completed a comparative study of legislation and policies imposed on photographers and film-makers within Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States of America and found Australian photographers and film-makers were seriously affected by a myriad of rules and regulations that impose prohibitive restrictions, high fees, and bureaucratic application protocols.
More information here: http://www.artsfreedomaustralia.com/blog/?p=99
Local (and travelling) freelancers all welcome to the first north-based freeline get-together:
When : Friday, August 6, 10am
Where: In Situ cafe, 1/18 Sydney Road Manly NSW
Getting there: This cafe is attached to The Corso, just around the corner from the Steyne Hotel. Two-hour free parking under Coles and a short few-hundred metre walk across The Corso to the cafe.
RSVP / More details: Pam Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Sydney Freelance Journalists Group is holding a panel discussion evening on Tuesday March 23 to discuss Money and Business Matters.
Do want to know:
· How to manage your cash flow?
· What you can claim as deductions at tax time?
· About superannuation and income protection – do you have them?
· If you should be charging GST?
· The benefits of paying your PAYG annually instead of quarterly?
· What you should have on your personal tax checklist?
If you want to know the answers to these questions – or any other financial questions – join us for the panel discussion.
Alternatively, come along for a drink and share some nibbles and conversation with other freelance journalists.
Panel facilitator: Emily Chantiri
Emily is a freelance journalist and committee member of the Sydney Freelance Journalists Group. She is a regular contributor to a number of magazines, including NoteBook , ABC Life etc and Fairfax’s BRW Magazine. She is also the author of The Savvy Girl’s Money Book.
Dianne is a Company Director and Management Consultant. Her background is in Chartered Accounting, Banking and Project Management. She has managed her own small business Sector Research Pty Limited for 20 years and has developed and presented financial training programs for non-finance people. Dianne is also one of the four authors of The Money Club, which became a bestseller with sales exceeding 25,000 copies, and of the book Financially Fit for Life. http://www.themoneyclub.com.au
Robert Peake is a chartered accountant and partner with the firm, Herkess & Partners Chartered Accountants. Making it onto the MEAA’s recommended list of chartered accountants for journalists, Herkess & Partners have been providing taxation, accounting, audit and investment services for more than 60 years. http://www.herkess.com.au
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
6:30pm – 8:30pm
corner Riley and Foveaux Street, Surry Hills
$10 for MEAA members, $15 for non-members
Call the Alliance Membership Centre on 1300 65 65 13 or email
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(credit card payments only).
Payment at the door on the night is fine, but please RSVP.
Our friends at the NSW Writers’ Centre are hosting a seminar titled
GETTING IT RIGHT: THE NEWS STORY
with Dr Meenakshi Bharat
on Saturday 20 March 2010 from 10am – 4pm
Full Price – $140, NSW Writer’s Centre Members $100, Concession Members $85
Dr Meenakshi Bharat is the biographer of Salman Rushdie and is currently touring Australia to promote her latest anthology, Fear Factor: Terror Incognito Stories (co-edited with Sharon Rundle) which features stories from Australian and Indian writers. In this special one-day seminar Meenakshi will train aspiring jouralists to zero in on the right ingredients for an effective ‘telling’.
She will, among other things, specifically look at:
• the vocabulary choices;
• the different registers;
• the shape and the form chosen for the various pieces.
Food: Tea and coffee making facilities will be provided. Course participants are advised to bring their own lunch.
Size: 20 max
To read more about the seminar and Dr Meenakshi Bharat, click here
Missing out on all the silly season fun because you work alone? Come and join other freelancers for a casual Christmas drink – 6pm, front bar of the Forresters Hotel in Surry Hills, front bar – Dec 2nd.
Sydney-based freelance writers are invited to join members of Freeline and the Sydney Freelance Journalists Group at Forresters Hotel, 336 Riley Street, Surry Hills on June 29 at 6pm as our speakers deliver their very own Nostradamus imitation.
Speaker Evening – The future of Australian freelance journalism
With massive numbers of recently redundant full time journalists now on the market, what is the future of freelance journalism?
As newspapers struggle to keep the presses going and free to air TV fights to hold onto its audience, what does the future hold for freelancers who write the stories, take the pictures, speak to the public and shape the news behind the scenes?
Is our media going to be consumed by cheap, fluffy celebrity ‘news’ or are we in the mist of a monumental shift where good journalism will survive even if the current big media businesses don’t?
The Sydney Freelance Journalists Group is holding a speaker evening 29 June to discuss where it is all heading. Come and hear seasoned media observers share their views as well as the findings of recent MEAA research.
We will also announce the winner of the Freeline 2009 Good Editor Award.
Steve Ahern OAM – broadcaster, author, trainer and media commentator and the founding editor of http://www.radioinfo.com.au; he was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia this year for services to radio broadcasting.
Claire O’Rourke – former freelance journalist, now a Lead Organiser for the MEAA & has been part of the Future of Journalism Project, http://www.thefutureofjournalism.org.au
Rachel Hills – Rachel is a freelance writer, editor, blogger and public speaker who writes on gender, politics, media and technology, currently writing her first book and found online at rachelhills.tumblr.com
$10 for Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) members, $15 for non-members
Call the MEAA on 1300 65 65 13 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP and / or pay for your ticket (credit card payments only).
Payment at the door on the night is fine, but please RSVP.