We’re teaming up again with Edinburgh and District next week to welcome a special guest speaker to Edinburgh. Alan Wort is treasurer of the Media Fund, the funding body that supports independent media. They have already done some great work in helping independent media enterprises get off the ground and have an impressive growth strategy.
Allan is keen to secure support for the Media Fund and to discuss ideas for local initiatives.
The NUJ’s DM 2018 passed a motion committing the NUJ to support and publicise the work of the Media Fund. Trade union principles are central to the Media Fund’s operating model and its partners have to sign up to the following code:
· They must abide by the NUJ’s code of conduct.
· They must not be reliant on corporate or state funding.
· They must support full unionisation of their workplaces.
More information: https://themediafund.org/
Thanks to the help of Manchester & Salford Branch for setting this up.
MONDAY 11 MARCH
Edinburgh Freelance & Edinburgh and District Branches
Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel
9 Haddington Place, EH7 4AL
I look forward to seeing you there.