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Freelance Salon – Specialise or Diversify? Networking event inc lunch


October / 12 / Sat  @  9:15 am  -  October / 12 / Sat  @  3:00 pm


Clayton Hotel. St Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1GD


NUJ members resident in Wales £10 + £15 deposit refunded on attendance
Non-union members resident in Wales £15 + £15 deposit refunded on attendance for non-NUJ members


Dr Rae Howells, Project Manager
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Specialise or Diversify?

Back in response to popular demand! Come and enjoy a day of professional and social networking, and get ideas from experienced journalists in print, TV, radio and the web on how to succeed – and boost your income.

About this event

This is the 4th Freelancers Salon organised by the NUJ and NUJ Training Wales in Cardiff. Aimed at addressing the particular needs of freelance journalists – the opportunity to network with potential work commissioners as well as colleagues is a key feature.

Expert speakers include:

Carolyn Hitt, Welsh freelance writer, broadcaster, and co-Director, Parasol Media Ltd

Louise Bolotin, Manchester-based freelance journalist, editor, proofreader, copywriter and a former NUJ trainer who delivered “Pitch and Deal” workshops.

Shirish Kulkarni, the new Wales Community Organiser at the Bureau of investigative journalism

And an update on the BBC’s freelance news pool from Sian Collyer of BBC Wales.

Panel: There will also be a panel-led discussion chaired by seasoned freelancer Lila Haines on “Specialise or Diversify?” Panelists include Andrew Draper Multilingual journalist, editor / translator. Director at Nordic International. Natasha Hirst Photographer & Writer and More…

with Lunch included, a fabulous day not to be missed!

The Freelance Salon is jointly organised by NUJTW and Cardiff & South East Wales branch, with kind support from a selection of NUJ branches, the Freelance Industrial Council, WEC, BBC and WULF.

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