Training sessions Negotiation & copyrights

Negotiating with editors is tough and it can be scaring. How much money should I ask for? If I really need the money, should I accept the fees offered by the newsroom without negotiating? Should I mention my copyrights during the negotiation? How to do it?

In these online training sessions, you will learn how to protect your rights on your original contents and skills to negotiate a fair fee for your work.

You can attend one or both of them according to your interests and needs. It is not mandatory to participate in all the activities of the track but it is highly recommended.


👇 Scroll down to find the recording videos and the presentations.

Session I: Copyrights and intellectual property for freelance journalists

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📅Trainer: Korieh Duodu | Date: 13 October 2020 - 11:00 CEST
Do you want to know how to protect your copyrights as a freelance journalist and reduce the risk of infringement? Especially in emerging digital environments, it is fundamental for freelancers to understand what are the rights they have over their creative content and what to do to safeguard them.

Usually, freelance journalists don’t have access to legal advice as media organisations do. This is why it is essential to learn basic terms, strategies and tools to protect your rights. What to do if you discover that your content has been used without permission? Don’t panic. Join this training session in which Korieh Duodu, Principal of Egality Law and expert on media and intellectual property law will offer you the answers to these questions.

💡 This training will cover: What is the meaning of copyrights for freelance journalists? - What are the rights that you have over your original content? - How to track text and pictures online if you think someone has used your work without permission or attribution? - How to watermark images in the case of photojournalists? - What are your responsibilities to others and their rights? - How to respect the copyright when referring to the work of other journalists?

Session II: Negotiation for freelance journalists

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📅 Trainer: Katharina Jakob | Date: 27 October 2020 - 11:00 CET

Training description: Fee negotiation is one of the most important topics for freelance journalists. How much money you make is the basis for almost everything - your appreciation, your power, how long you can work as a freelance journalist.

There are a lot of colleagues who give up their profession one day because they don't earn enough. In this one-hour webinar, Katharina Jakob will show you how you can negotiate good fees. How you will lose your fear to negotiate at all. And, just as important: how you can build long-term business relationships with your customers which are satisfying both sides.

💡 This training will cover: Why negotiate your fees? - How to lose the fear to negotiate - The most important steps for good negotiations - Practical exercises by role-playing - How to deal with conflicts in negotiations - How to build long-term business relationships

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