#WhatWeKnow about Journalists

What are writers worth? How much value does the industry place on our work? On our time? How much can we, as writers, expect to be paid for our efforts?

These, and many more questions are what we are hoping to find the answers to during our mission of #GatheringIntel. We’ve talked to many of you already, and we’ve done our research, and hopefully you’ve already filled out our survey to help us discover more. But when it comes to different parts of the writing industry in Malta, there is still so much that needs to be uncovered. But for those of you who are curious, this is #WhatWeKnow about one sector of the international writing industry: journalism.

We know demographics, income, and suggested payments for journalists in the UK, but for Malta, our data is significantly lacking.


Your experiences as writers living in Malta are invaluable in helping us understand the state of the industry right now, as well as what we can do to encourage growth, development, and further opportunities. If you haven’t yet, would sincerely appreciate it if you took our survey. And if you know any other writers in Malta, definitely don’t forget to share this post with them, and encourage them to help us out too.

Here’s what came out of #GatheringIntel

First off, we at CWAM want to extend a huge thanks to all of our participants and attendees who made Saturday’s session such an exhilarating success. You guys are the reason we’re here, and all of the thoughts and experiences that every single one of you contributed to the discussion Saturday were invaluable. As for those of you who couldn’t make it, we’d like to share all of the insights that we gleaned, and we invite you to get in touch (if you haven’t already) to take the discussion even further.

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CWAM Asks // Malcolm Galea

As you all know, we’ve been working hard in preparation for our Gathering Intel session on Saturday. As part of that, we asked local scriptwriter, Malcolm Galea, what he thought about working conditions for writers in Malta. This is what he had to say.