NUJ Press & PR


NUJ PR & Communications branch
c/o NUJ HQ 72 Acton Street, London, WC1X 8NB.
0207843 3700.

PR & Communications Branch Organiser: Fiona Swarbrick 0208 843 3729

Chair: John Millington

Vice-Chairs: Monica Foot and Mick Holder (job share) 0208 223 0712

Branch Secretary: Mark Whitehead 07906720141

Branch Treasurer: Carmel McHenry

Assistant Secretary: Sian Jones 07793314249

Newsletter Editor: Lisa Browne

Membership and Recruitment/Retention Officer: Mark Whitehead

Branch Equality Officer: Carmel McHenry 0207 226 5501

Welfare Officer and DM Convenor: Debbie Cavaldoro

Sector NEC member: Sian Jones

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Future branch meetings 2016

New Venue until further notice: London Welsh Centre, 157-163 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8UE. The building is fully accessible. The nearest tube/station is King's Cross/St Pancras International.

Meetings: Wednesdays 6.30pm 10 May, 14 June and 12 July.


NEW "Puff, bravado and panic" - NHS needs cyber crime protocols urgently say PR pros
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
The NHS needs to have operational and comms protocols to deal with future cyber attacks, according to PR professionals, who say the recent hacking incidents expose shortfalls in the current system.
Warning that Espionage Act could see journalists jailed for receiving information available under FoI
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Campaigners have warned that proposed reforms to the Official Secrets Act – dubbed the “Espionage Act” – would put it on a “collision course” with existing freedom of information powers.
PR disasters don’t just happen to big firms - FSB launches new crisis PR service for smaller businesses
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Loss of reputation is now one of the biggest risks to businesses in the UK. The dominance of social media and online reviews means damage can spread quickly. Even giant businesses can be caught out, as United Airlines found when pictures of a passenger being dragged from a plane went viral within hours.
Council to ban ‘non approved’ journalists from press bench
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
A council has been accused of seeking to become a media regulator after approving plans to restrict access to journalists who don’t ‘reflect its position.’