Future of local media Mon 20 Feb

By Mark Fisher | Feb 11, 2017

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.

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AGM 16 January

By Mark Fisher | Dec 16, 2016

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:

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12 December Christmas party and film quiz

By Mark Fisher | Dec 2, 2016

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.…

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Women in Journalism 21 November

By Mark Fisher | Nov 9, 2016

After the success of our meeting in May about women in the media, we are returning to the theme this month – this time in a new venue, the Stills Gallery on Cockburn Street. Claire Sawers will be chairing a tremendous panel to discuss topics including:

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Right to offend: speakers announced 17 Oct

By Mark Fisher | Oct 14, 2016

I’m delighted to announce the fantastic panel we’ve got together for Monday’s discussion. They are: Simon Barrow, director of religious think tank Ekklesia Cat Boyd, co-founder of the Radical Independence Campaign, columnist on the National and co-author of Scottish Independence: A Feminist Response Kevin McKenna, Observer columnist and former deputy editor of the Herald and…

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17 October freedom of expression and the right to offend!

By Mark Fisher | Oct 7, 2016

What are the limits of free speech? How much protection should we give those who are offended by another’s views? Now the public sphere has extended beyond the civility of the letters page and into the Wild West of social media, has the nature of civic discourse changed – and should we do something about…

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Review: Before the Hudson and the Liffey

By Mark Fisher | Aug 23, 2016

Branch member Richard Purden praises a compelling and vibrant tribute to James Connolly and his journey from the Cowgate to becoming one of the key figures in the Easter Rising. Cast and production team of Before the Hudson and the Liffey. Picture: Mihaela Bodlovic James Connolly remains a contentious figure for many. In the broad…

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Free NUJ training with Google News Labs 8 Nov

By Mark Fisher | Jul 28, 2016

Hello everyone, I’m thrilled to invite you to a great free training day we’ve lined up for NUJ members in the autumn in association with Google News Labs. It follows a successful event in London at the start of the year that was very popular.

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18 July summer party

By Mark Fisher | Jul 12, 2016

Hello everyone, I’m delighted to invite you to a summer party this Monday featuring special guests Vic Rodrick and Annie Gunner, who’ll be previewing their topical comedy Edinburgh Fringe show Playing Politics: Playing Politics

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