Freelance journalists’ association membership now over 1 200

Four percent increase in members this year alone.

Membership of Finnish Freelance Journalists, the UJF’s fourth biggest member organization, has been increasing apace, rising by four percent in the past year and reflecting the rapid growth of the freelance sector.

The increase is due to student journalists transferring from local chapters of the UJF to the freelance association when they graduate, rising redundancies among journalists and previously unaffiliated freelancers deciding to join the association.

Fortuitously, the freelance association is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and will hold a conference, FREE10, in Helsinki to mark the occasion, 9 December. The conference will look at key issues facing freelancers and changing work environment in which they operate, including the future of freelance work, new methods of coping in the profession, and how to improve your own skills marketing.

Contact: Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen, chairperson of Finnish Freelance Journalists,