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
At this month’s meeting of Edinburgh Freelance Branch we’ll be following up the recent open letter about freedom of information policy in Scotland that you can read here: https://www.commonspace.scot/articles/11072/journalists-open-letter-freedom-information-policy-scotland Continue reading
We’ll be meeting a week later than usual this month because of Easter.
A number of us were at the very interesting Future of Media conference at the end of March and we’ll be reporting back on that – in particular trying to come up with ways to put the best ideas into practice. Continue reading
More details of this one to follow, but our branch meeting on Monday 20 February will be on the subject of local media. We’re lining up the guest speakers at the moment and we’re expecting the NUJ’s Scottish organiser Paul Holleran to be in attendance. Continue reading
In January, it’s the branch’s annual general meeting. Let me know if you’re interested in standing for any of the posts (or standing down). This is how things look at the moment: Continue reading
To round off another successful year, we’re joining forces once more with Edinburgh and District Branch for our annual Christmas party. This year we have a film quiz lined up, so get on the IMDb and start seeking out fellow team members now . . .
We’ll be upstairs at Ryrie’s, next to Haymarket Station. Drinks and sandwiches provided.
Here are the details:
MONDAY 12 DECEMBER
Upstairs at Ryrie’s Bar
1 Haymarket Terrace
It’d be great to see you there – do come along.