NUJ Press & PR


NUJ PR & Communications branch
c/o NUJ HQ 308 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8DP.
0207 278 7916

PR & Communications Branch Organiser: Fiona Swarbrick 0208 843 3729

Chair: Debbie Cavaldoro 0776 970 5361

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

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Journalists Give Pr Advice To Community Groups

by David Sharman, Hold The Front Pa

Regional daily journalists offered advice to community groups on getting media coverage in an event held at their newspaper’s offices.

The Manchester Evening News hosted a ‘speedmatching’ event with charity The Media Trust, which allowed representatives from seven groups to meet journalists and discuss the best way to promote their projects in the press.

Campaigners working across areas such as finding new public uses for old buildings, helping mothers and children, and inspiring disadvantaged and underprivileged children were invited to attend the event.

Each had one-to-one sessions with MEN journalists and staff covering areas such as dealing with the media, marketing and the use of social media. Three public relations professionals also took part.

MEN managing editor Paul Coates said: “We were delighted to work with The Media Trust in helping some of the many community groups in the region, many of which are working so hard to plug many of the gaps left by funding cuts.

“Everyone seems to have a positive experience and I’d like to say a big thank you to the MEN staff who took part and the public relations professionals who generously gave their time.”

George Oliver, editor at the MEN’s sister daily the Leicester Mercury, has tweeted that his paper is also planning to hold a similar session in future.

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