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Standards rising in annual Bristol NUJ student awards

Standards rising in annual Bristol NUJ student awards

A HEALTHY crop of entrants for the annual journalism awards for students at the University of the West of England saw standards rising once again, particularly for the new media entries. Highlights for the judges included the bold and purposeful website constructed by third year student Alicia Brooks on contraception. Titled Contra, it took an […]

NUJ Bristol Branch and supporters at our Local News Matters event at Watershed; (Photo © Simon Chapman 2017)

Bristol NUJ holds successful ‘Local News Matters’ event featuring exciting panel debate

Bristol NUJ is pleased to report a successful Local News Matters event held on 24th March at The Watershed. A panel of  9 Bristol media representatives discussed the issues in an exciting debate chaired by Bristol NUJ chair Paul Breeden, followed by questions from an audience that included several local Bristol MPs, Bristol Metro Mayor […]

Bristol NUJ and Bristol Cable agree to collaborate on police secret communications issue

Bristol NUJ and Bristol Cable agree to collaborate on police secret communications issue

Bristol NUJ and The Bristol Cable have agreed in principle to further investigate the risks posed to journalists by surveillance technology being deployed by Avon & Somerset Police and other police forces nationally. The technology, known as an IMSI-catcher, acts as a ‘fake cellphone tower. When deployed, mobile communications devices connect with it, enabling the […]

New Bristol NUJ group on LinkedIn

New Bristol NUJ group on LinkedIn

For members who are also members of LinkedIn, there is now a LinkedIn group which can be used for anything from discussions of branch business to local media matters to national issues and also professional opportunities. See you on LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8597875

Local News Matters! Bristol's newsgatherers get together

Local News Matters! Bristol’s newsgatherers get together

BRISTOL NUJ brings the city’s major and not-so-major newsgatherers together on March 24 for Local News Matters – part of the union’s national campaign to emphasise the importance of a healthy local news industry. Representatives of the Bristol Post, the BBC, ITV West Country, Bristol 24/7 and the Local Voice Network are among those taking part […]