The discussion at our meeting on Monday 17 September will be on the topical theme of Facts and Fake News, Balance and Bias.
Is the Conservative MP Damian Collins correct to say “we are facing nothing less than a crisis in our democracy based on the systematic manipulation of data to support the relentless targeting of citizens without their consent by campaigns of disinformation and messages of hate”? Continue reading
I’m delighted to announce that our guest speaker for tonight’s session about General Data Protection Regulation for journalists is Sorcha Lorimer of Sympatico Consulting, a North Berwick company specialising in data privacy regulation. She’ll be focusing on the practicalities of GDPR as it affects journalists and will be providing an ebook guide. More about Sympatico here: http://www.sympaticoconsulting.co.uk Continue reading
At our meeting this month, we’ll be hearing from print journalists who have made the transition to writing books. What are the pros and cons of self-publishing, traditional publishing houses, print-on-demand and the extra effort of taking on such a big undertaking? Are there knock-on benefits? And is it an effective way to make journalistic skills pay?
This is how the office holders are looking after last night’s branch AGM. The training and ETUC rep posts have still to be claimed – if you’re interested in one of them please let me know.
Happy new year, everybody.
Our first meeting of 2018 is next Monday when we’ll be electing our branch officers and having a look at the preliminary agenda of the NUJ’s forthcoming delegate meeting.
Thanks to everyone who came to last night’s meeting and helping give Paul Holleran a good send off as he prepares to step down from his post as Scottish organiser.
Here are some upcoming events of interest: Continue reading
Our November meeting will take place next week when we’ll be confirming motions for the NUJ’s delegate meeting. Unfortunately, the Stills Gallery is no longer available on a Monday, so we’ll be trying out a new venue, the Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel – on the junction of Annandale Street and Leith Walk, close to Elm Row bus stops. Continue reading
At tonight’s meeting, we’ll be focusing on the NUJ’s Delegate Meeting (DM) which is in Southport, 19–22 April.
After our excellent September discussion about new ways of supporting journalism, we will have two motions to propose and discuss. If you have any other potential motions, do bring your ideas along.
Thanks to Joyce McMillan for drafting these two. Please think of additions and amendments. Continue reading
Our meeting on Monday 18 September will be a panel discussion about alternative ways to support journalism, looking at some of the best examples of organisations who are making journalism pay. The idea is to follow up the NUJ conference at the Hub earlier in the year and to come up with a positive proposal to take to the next NUJ delegate meeting. Continue reading
Thanks to Vic and Annie for entertaining us one last time and giving us a sneak peek of their final Fringe show at last night’s party. See their Playing Politics show at the Queen’s Hall on 25 August:
https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/playing-politics-the-last-hurrah Continue reading