I am running a one-day online course on Starting as a freelance journalist for NUJ Training Wales on Thursday 19 October. This is based on my two NUJ day courses for freelancers and is designed to help those who are thinking about going freelance or have recently done so.
The cost for NUJ members resident in Wales is £5, NUJ members not resident in Wales £10, others resident in Wales £15 and others £30.
More information and booking here.
I will be running my freelance training day courses for the National Union of Journalists again in June, both online.
First steps in freelancing, designed to tell you the first things you need to know about the business of working as a freelance journalist, is on Friday 9 June. The day covers how to go from getting commissioned to getting paid, the essentials on pitching, tax, copyright, IT and building your new business. It costs £40 for NUJ members, £30 for student members and £110 for everyone else. Details and booking here.
Winning and negotiating freelance work goes into more depth on these essential elements of freelancing, with guidance and exercises designed to help you with two aspects of freelance business that don’t come naturally to many of us. It takes place on Friday 23 June and costs £50 for NUJ members, £40 for student members and £130 otherwise. Details and booking here.
If you have any questions on the courses, please get in touch with Laura Fagan at the NUJ or me.
1) The Welsh in England like to be near Wales
On Census day, 21 March 2021, there were 478,700 Welsh-born people in England, making up 0.8% of the population, with some in every lower-tier local authority area. But the highest proportions were found in the Forest of Dean district of Gloucestershire (6.4%), Shropshire (5.8%), Herefordshire (5.3%) and Cheshire West (4.1%) – which are all also the four lower-tier local authority areas of England that border Wales. The pattern is clear from the map, although this uses upper-tier local authority areas, with 2.8% of the population of Gloucestershire born in Wales.
Continue reading “Six things Census 2021 dataset TS012 told me about England and Wales”
Book now for for the next online editions of my National Union of Journalists freelance training courses, First steps in freelancing on 30 September and Winning and negotiating freelance work on 14 October. Click on a date for further information and booking.
First steps in freelancing: Friday 30 September. NUJ members £40, student members £30, non-members £110.
Winning and negotiating freelance work: Friday 14 October. NUJ members £50, student members £40, non-members £130.
As one of the first cohort of the Oxford Climate Journalism Network, I was struck by how politically uncontentious climate change is in the UK compared with many other countries. For example, May saw Labor’s Anthony Albanese win power in Australia’s elections partly by promising to “end the climate wars” and accelerate action to cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. Continue reading “Climate change stays above stormy British politics”