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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 […]

Huge opportunities revealed at community journalism conference

Huge opportunities revealed at community journalism conference

By Paul Breeden Tuesday, January 16, 2013 I’VE SEEN the future – and it’s hyperlocal. An exaggeration perhaps. But you’d understand my enthusiasm if you’d been at today’s conference on community journalism at Cardiff University, which filled me with optimism about journalists taking control of at least part of our depleted profession. Almost 150 participants […]

Stanistreet and Hume to debate Leveson findings in Bristol

Stanistreet and Hume to debate Leveson findings in Bristol

Bristol NUJ presents   Where now for the Press after Leveson?   The Benn Lecture 2012   in conjunction with Bristol Festival of Ideas and UWE   A debate with NUJ general secretary Michelle Stanistreet and Mick Hume, author of There is No Such Thing as a Free Press   Watershed, Bristol, 7pm, Tuesday, November 27th, 2012   Tickets £7/£5 […]

Bristol students win first NUJ prizes

Bristol students win first NUJ prizes

Bristol NUJ has rewarded three city graduates with cash prizes in what is hoped will be an annual award scheme for journalism students at the University of the West of England. The trio – Daniel Calver, Charlotte Harman and Laura-Kate Howells  – were each presented with cheques for £50 by branch chair Paul Breeden at […]

Leveson challenged to quiz police chief on Jo Yeates case

Leveson challenged to quiz police chief on Jo Yeates case

HOURS before Bristol sees six leading media figures discuss the future of press regulation, media journalist Roy Greenslade has challenged the Leveson Inquiry to investigate how the Sun got some of its ‘exclusives’ during the Jo Yeates case. It is already common knowledge that several newspapers blackened the name of Jo Yeates’ landlord, Christopher Jefferies, […]