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Bristol Cable event to assess the crisis of local journalism

Bristol Cable event to assess the crisis of local journalism

The Bristol Cable is running a local event on 1st March 2018 assessing the present state of local journalism. The event will run between 6.30pm and 9.30pm at Hamilton House, in Bristol’s Stokes Croft district, and features Gareth Davies, a veteran local journalist who used to be employed by The Croydon Advertiser but who now […]

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 […]

Left-right: Paul Breeden, Bristol NUJ; Jade Evans Level 1 winner; John Curzon, Senior Lecturer in Journalism, UWE; (Photo © Simon Chapman 2016).

Students urged to enter Bristol NUJ prize scheme 2017

STUDENT journalists at UWE were urged this week to put their work forward for the Bristol NUJ award scheme as the final prize to last year’s students was presented. Jade Evans was presented with her cheque for £50 as the winner of the Level 1 prize in the 2016 competition. Every year Bristol NUJ awards […]