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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Future branch meetings 2018

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 January (AGM). 14 February (Conference business). No meeting in March. 11 April (including pre- Delegate Meeting matters.

Thousands Of Pounds Up For Grabs To Help Local Journalists Pursue Stories

by David Sharman, Hold the Front Pa

Regional journalists could receive thousands of pounds to pursue stories thanks to a new scheme.

The Bureau Local has announced a new fund which will allow reporters to receive grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to investigate an untold or underreported issue on their patch.

The Bureau Local is run by The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, with the funding coming about thanks to a partnership with the Open Society Foundations.

Applications for a share of the cash should have a clear public interest that could be happening in other communities too, base claims in evidence collected from both data and first hand accounts.
The Bureau Local team. From left: Megan Lucero, Charles Boutaud, Maeve McClenaghan and Gareth Davies

They must also be stories which could not otherwise be pursued because of time, money, technological or other resource constraints.

Applications for the first round are due by 10am Wednesday 7 March.

Information on how to apply can be found here.

Item uploaded: Tuesday, February 27 2018
Last modified: Tuesday, February 27, 2018

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