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Covid conspiracy theories – what’s a journalist to do?

Covid conspiracy theories – what’s a journalist to do?

‘It’s easy as journalists to feel a responsibility to people who are genuinely concerned, and seem to have found some “worrying evidence” that they want explored. The problem is that if you enter a discussion with a conviction that there is a smoking gun to be found, then you will find it.’

Students hear about the advantages of joining the NUJ

Students hear about the advantages of joining the NUJ

JOURNALISM students at the University of the West of England heard about the benefits of being part of the world’s largest union for media workers when Bristol branch’s chair and secretary dropped in on a lecture. First-year students were told by chair Paul Breeden that students can join the NUJ for a one-of fee of […]

Shocking revelations about state collusion in NI killings – and the persecution of journalists who exposed it

Shocking revelations about state collusion in NI killings – and the persecution of journalists who exposed it

TWENTY FIVE years after the Loughinisland massacre of six men as they watched a World Cup match on TV in a Northern Ireland bar, the man named as their killer continues to go about his life running a pest control firm in Northern Ireland. Even more astonishingly, he is still living with his wife, who […]

NO STONE UNTURNED The story of two journalists who named suspects in the killing of six people. But the killers weren’t arrested – the journalists were. Watershed, 6.30pm, November 18, 2019 Film and Q&A with Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey Presented by Bristol NUJ Watch the trailer: No Stone Unturned Pictured: Barry McCaffrey and Trevor […]

Prizes for winning students in Bristol NUJ journalism scheme

Prizes for winning students in Bristol NUJ journalism scheme

WINNERS of the 2019 Bristol NUJ student journalism prizes were given their awards today. Students from every year of the journalism courses at the University of the West of England (UWE) are rewarded annually by the Bristol Branch of the NUJ, with a £50 prize in each year for the best features, layouts, news stories, broadcasts or […]