Training alert - let's get better deals; freedom of information

SADLY this Freelance is arriving on paper later than we expected - but online you still have time to book for the the LFB-initiated Introduction to Data Journalism course on on Friday 19 October. See

There's a course in "Let's rôle play better deals!", on how freelance journalists can get paid more for their work - how to always ask for more - with veteran LFB tutors Phil Sutcliffe and Humphrey Evans. It's on Wednesday 28 November at Headland House and costs £5.98 for NUJ members. To book, see here (Eventbrite)

Do you want to learn how to use the Freedom of Information Act? Are you already using the Act, but want to know more about how key provisions are being interpreted? A Campaign for Freedom of Information (CFOI) course on Wednesday 24 October at the Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA explains the legislation, shows how to draft effective requests and describes how to challenge unjustified refusals. For more details and to book, see

For NUJ Training Scotland courses (also open to NUJ members in the North of England) see - and for NUJ Training Wales activities see

For FEU Training courses on the business side of being self-employed - which are FREE to NUJ members - see

  • We corrected Humphrey Evans's name on 28 October