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

Chair: John Millington

Vice Chair: Debbie Cavaldoro

Branch Secretary: Mark Whitehead 07906720141

Branch Treasurer: Carmel McHenry

Auditors: Charles Harkness & Barry White

Newsletter Editor: Lisa Browne

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 from May 2018

New 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 2018: Wednesdays 6.30pm 10 January (AGM). 14 February (Conference business). No meeting in March. 11 April (including pre- Delegate Meeting matters) 9 May (including report back from the Delegate Meeting) 13 June and 11 July. meetings at NUJ HQ, Headland House, 72 Acton Street, Kings Cross, London WC1.


'We're grateful to Lush for amplifying our message': campaigners defend #SpyCops campaign
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
The campaign group Police Spies Out Of Lives (PSOOL), which partnered with Lush in a controversial campaign, has defended the work and told PRWeek the conversation with the public about the issues it raised will continue.
Council to fight for illegal Waltham Forest News in court - at cost to taxpayer
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Waltham Forest Council has voted to apply to take the government to court over its illegal newsletter – and it will be paid for by the taxpayer.
Ignore those human rights abuses. Just keep on buying
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Colin Todhunter describes how corporate and government PR helps hide capitalism’s crimes and distracts us from seeking emancipatory change
Council to decide whether to take government to court over its illegal newsletter tomorrow
Monday, June 04, 2018
A council will decide whether or not to take the Government to court over its illegal newsletter tomorrow.
Is your council working for you or for lobbyists?
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Over the past decade Spinwatch and Unlock Democracy have campaigned around the issue of lobbying: what we see as the growing influence of private interests on public decision-making in the UK and the impact that this is having on levels of public trust in government.

So when the Committee on Standards in Public Life opened up a consultation into ethical standards in local government we jumped at the chance to have a say. You can read our full consultation response on our website, but read on for a summary of some of the key ethical issues in local government we think need to be tackled.
Fresh hunt for Brexit-focused lobbyists as ‘the sharp end’ approaches
Friday, May 25, 2018
There has been ‘a lot of in-house hiring’ in recent months.
Humans still needed: AI use in PR to treble in three years, report suggests
Thursday, May 24, 2018
The number of PR skills currently being supported by artificial intelligence (AI) technology should increase threefold in the next five years, says a new report that also promises many skills should "remain the domain of humans".