Recognizing Who We Are
Bulletin Alert.com & Maritime Wave
Where everyone comes to hear the facts
Are you ready?
Part-time journalists, editors, and freelancers are finding it increasingly difficult to get a foothold in the media world. The industry is partial to journalists from large and well-known newspapers, TV or radio stations. This is also, if not, even more, a problem when it comes to professional journalism organizations and labor unions. Many organizations leave freelancers out in the cold, as membership is often conditional upon full-time employment.
We believe that many freelancers and part-timers produce work that is on par with, if not better than, the work of their full-time colleagues. Freelancers who are denied the benefits of a professional organization all too often find themselves facing closed doors.
So here we try helping freelancers make their everyday work a little easier.
A change in thinking is overdue
The image of journalists that were prevalent 20 years ago has long since ceased to exist. While at one time, the staff at newsrooms and publishing houses consisted only of full-time employees, things are changing rapidly. The reason: money! Nowadays, many news organizations are discovering the value of hiring freelance journalists and subcontractors who run their own businesses.
This is where Bulletin Aler and Maritime Wave comes into play. Quality journalistic work shouldn’t be measured by whether a journalist works full time or part-time. Unfortunately, this message hasn’t gotten through to many professional organizations and labor unions yet – We believe we have changed all that. We are an independent group representing the interests of you the listeners, all the while increasing the transparency of journalistic work as a whole.
A look at the new press
The press is often called the “Fourth Estate.” It is a link between the general population and official bodies. Without the press, there would be no television, no radio, no Internet and no newspapers. Representatives of the press report about current events and activities, but also about the internal proceedings of companies, organizations, and agencies. To do so, full-time and part-time media professionals are needed. These include editors, journalists, press photographers, camera operators, reporters and many more. They work on-site and gather information, which is then edited and disseminated by news organizations (TV, radio, newspapers and online).
This site has two media you will see as follows
Maritime Wave Podcast station
Bulletin Aert News Service