Media Plurality draft bill: public meeting in Parliament on Monday 7 December, to discuss questions of media ownership and democracy with a presentation of the Media Reform Coalition's draft bill. Speakers include Laura Davison, NUJ, Jenny Jones, Green Party, Labour MPs Helen Goodman, Clive Lewis and Chi Onwurah and Justin Schlosberg, Birkbeck College, and Des Freedman, Goldsmiths College.
Freelances & photographers: NUJ event to Boost your income and raise your professional profile.This one-day conference in London, on Saturday 16 January, will provide a series of free workshops to help you revitalise your career by adding new skills to match the demands of the market or find novel ways to promote your work. It will give freelances, seasoned or fledgling, and those thinking of leaving a staff job, essential tips to be successful. Please register your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org
Young and student members: the NUJ's event, All you need to know to launch a career in the media industry will be held in London on Saturday 30 January. Speakers include Harriet Minter, editor of the Guardian’s Women in Leadership section, Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary, and Alex Wood, the launch editor of Tech City News and editor-in-chief of The Memo. There will be sessions on how to make contacts, pitch your ideas and get paid properly, and how to raise your professional profile through social media.
Google News Lab workshop: this free workshop for NUJ freelance members, from 10.00 to 14.00 on Thursday 4 February, includes sessions on how Google tools can be used to help journalists research, report and visualise a story and how to integrate imagery and organise data to create compelling interactives. Places are limited, sign up now at email@example.com
Wapping dispute exhibition: to mark the 30th anniversary of the dispute, at the Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives, Bancroft Road, London E1 until Thursday 14 February. Special events during the exhibition include a public meeting about the dispute on Thursday 14 January and a get-together of veteran strikers and supporters on Thursday 21 January.