Training alert

TRAINING for freelances continues in the form of online webinars hosted by FEU Training, the training arm of the Federation of Entertainment Unions, of which the NUJ is a part. You'll need your NUJ membership number (on your NUJ membership card or Press Card) to register, but courses are free to NUJ members.

Forthcoming FEU webinars include building your brand, diversifying your portfolio, finance for freelances, negotiation, doing a social media campaign and stress busting for freelances. Details are at

London Freelance Branch will look into running some kind of training delivered online during the coronavirus emergency, so watch this space.

9 April 2020

And the first virtual course from the NUJ is First Steps in Freelancing course - on Zoom on Friday 1 May. See here.

Freelance Organiser Pamela Morton reminds us that the NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalists) offers a pack to teach yourself Teeline shorthand, which can be downloaded for £7 and then packs of the audio files at different speeds are £2. See the link below.