NUJ Press & PR


NUJ PR & Communications branch
c/o NUJ HQ 72 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NB.
0207843 3700.

PR & Communications Branch Organiser: Fiona Swarbrick 0207 843 3729
to be confirmed.
Chair: John Millington

Vice Chair: Debbie Cavaldoro

Branch Secretary: Natasha Wright

Branch Treasurer: Carmel McHenry

Auditors: Charles Harkness & Barry White

Newsletter Editor: Vacant

Branch Web Managers: Mick Holder & Barry White

Branch Equality Officer: Shumon Ali-Rahman

Welfare Officer Natasha Wright

DM Convenor Anita Halpin

Sector NEC member: Sian Jones

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Branch meetings

Venue NUJ HQ Headland House, 72 Acton Street, London, WC1 9 NB. The building is fully accessible. The nearest tube/station is King's Cross/St Pancras International.

Meetings 2019: Wednesdays 6.30pm. Next meeting Wednesday 13 February NUJ HQ, Headland House, 72 Acton Street, Kings Cross, London WC1. The brief formal business meeting will be followed by a talk by Natasha Wright, as managing director of full service consultancy Wyldfire PR and Marketing, which will cover setting up an agency, working with clients and going from being an employee to being your own boss, followed by a Q&A.


#Transparency – Key MEPs to declare meetings with lobbyists
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
MEPs playing a leading role in drafting and negotiating legislation will have to publicly announce whom they meet under approved changes to Parliament’s rules of procedure.
'Do you have red-headed temper?' - PR pros share job interview nightmares
Tuesday, February 05, 2019
Olivia Bland's viral post about her terrible experience going for a comms role at a tech firm has shined a light on nightmare job interviews. From aggressive and belittling behaviour to poor advice, PR pros discuss their worst experiences.
Why PR people need to protect influencers' mental health
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Here's a test. Open Instagram and go through the first 10 posts. How many of them are from people you know?
Hundreds of influencers warned by ASA
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
'Between 200 and 300' social media influencers have been contacted by the UK ad watchdog.
Council set to scrap in-house newspaper – four years late
Thursday, January 10, 2019
A city council is finally set to scrap its own in-house newspaper – four years after it pledged it would do so.
'Shockingly inaccurate', 'wholly unfair', 'naive' - pros slam PR episode of The Media Show
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
PR professionals are up in arms about how the industry has been characterised on a public relations episode of BBC Radio 4's The Media Show.
'There's a mentality of no room for the weak. This has to stop' - survey reveals PR's mental health challenge
Monday, January 07, 2019
The PR industry is making progress in tackling mental illness among its practitioners, but a new survey by PRWeek and the PRCA has found significant room for improvement.