Freelance Salon, Cardiff, October 2018. The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) held a Freelance Salon event Monetising, Sustaining & Succeeding in Online Journalism: A group of people interested in freelance attended this one day event where they had an injection of exciting new ideas for anyone that might be considering a freelance career. This networking event allowed members to make contacts and to swap news about vacancies and freelance commissions as well as sharing tips on career development.
NUJ Training Wales is supporting the NUJ Cardiff and South East Wales’ Freelance Salon where journalists heard the latest ideas on monetising freelance work and stories of success in online journalism. Social media: websites and applications that enable users to create and share content or to participate in social networking.
A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation. These gatherings often consciously followed Horace’s definition of the aims of poetry, “either to please or to educate” (Latin: aut delectare aut prodesse). Salons, commonly associated with French literary and philosophical movements of the 17th and 18th centuries, were carried on until as recently as the 1940s in urban settings.
The National Union of Journalists is the voice for journalists and journalism. The NUJ is an inclusive union and represents a broad range of media professionals. They strive to improve the pay and conditions of thier members and protect and promote media freedom, professionalism and ethical standards. The NUJ fights to make the workplace socially inclusive and representative of the diverse society we live in.
The NUJ is an active union – thier members campaign and negotiate to ensure they are properly rewarded for the skilled work they do. The union is represented in towns and cities all over the UK, Ireland and parts of Europe. NUJ members act together to improve living standards and working lives. They are represented across the media – as staffers, casuals and freelances in broadcasting, newspapers, magazines, books, public relations, photographers and in new media.