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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 […]

Cable brings a fresh new voice to Bristol's media

Cable brings a fresh new voice to Bristol’s media

THE fourth edition of ‘The Bristol Cable’, the city’s new investigative magazine, hit the streets in July 2015.. Produced every two months by a publishing co-operative which already has some 400 members, it promises to fill an important gap in the local news market. And it boasts a interactive online edition too. The latest issue looks […]

Mediawise to move out of UWE

Mediawise to move out of UWE

THE journalism ethics charity MediaWise is severing its connection with the University of the West of England after eight years. It is moving closer to the city centre at Unit 303, Deben House, 1-5 Lawrence Hill, Bristol BS5 0BY. MediaWise www.mediawise.org.uk provides information, advice, research and training on media ethics in the UK and internationally. The charity […]

City of Sanctuary event celebrates role of refugees

City of Sanctuary event celebrates role of refugees

REFUGEES and asylum seekers are not a burden on Bristol – they are an asset which enhances the city, Lord Mayor Faruk Choudhury told the annual City of Sanctuary celebration. The Lord Mayor was backed by other officials and dignitaries including the city’s political master, mayor George Ferguson, in emphasising the pride that Bristolians have […]

Bristol journalists condemn closure of Greek broadcaster

Bristol journalists condemn closure of Greek broadcaster

JOURNALISTS gathered outside BBC Bristol on Friday to mount a protest with members of the city’s Greek community and protest group Real Democracy Bristol against the closure of Greece’s public service broadcaster ERT. NUJ members protested around the UK last week with several demonstrations outside BBC offices against the chilling effect of the shutdown, which […]