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Friday 22 April


The British journalist in the digital age: a major new report on digital communications is being launched by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism on Monday 9 May. It analyses diversity in UK journalism, journalists' working routines and employment conditions. It also examines journalists' views of their role in society, changes in the profession, influences on their work, and ethics and standards. Speakers include: Neil Thurman, City University London and LMU Munich;Pete Clifton, editor-in-chief, Press Association; Michelle Stanistreet, general secretary of the National Union of Journalists; Professor Suzanne Franks, City University London.

NUJ digital skills training: sign up to learn about video storytelling, social media reporting and guidance on personal branding on Wednesday 27 April from 10.00 in London, £25 for NUJ members.

Sign the petition to tell our MPs not to overrule Lords amendments to the trade union bill.

The Haystack: premier of the real-life investigation into 21st century surveillance in the UK and the Investigatory Powers Bill currently before Parliament, on Monday 25 April, 19.00, in London.

Support the junior doctors' strike: visit picket lines from 8.00-18.00 on Tuesday 26 April and Wednesday 27 April and join the demonstrations supporting doctors, teachers and NHS workers on Tuesday 26 April, starting at 17.00 from St Thomas’ Hospital to the Department of Health for a mass rally at  18.00 outside the Department of Health (opposite Downing Street).

Freelance Salon Manchester: this NUJ forum on Wednesday 18 May will discuss how to make journalism pay in new ways, featuring speakers who have done something a bit different and made ita succes.

Get your branch to get involved with Workers’ Memorial Day on 28 April. The TUC's website has a list of activities.

To mark today's World Copyright Day, the IFJ and EFJ call on their affiliates to share samples of abusive clauses and unfair contractual practices under #isitfair and use the fair contract logo in sign of solidarity.

World Press Freedom Day: every year on 3 May we celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom. Help defend the media from attacks and volunteer to organise NUJ events and activities in your workplace, chapel, branch or local community.

Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival: book your ticket for the annual event to celebrate trade unionism and to remember the sacrifice made by the six farm workers of the village. Speeches, bands and fun from 15-17 July.


LensCulture and Magnum Photos awards: in advance of the 70th birthday of the independent photographic agency in 2017, photographers are invited to enter the inaugural Magnum Photography Awards jointly launched with LensCulture. Deadline is Tuesday 24 May.


NUJ professional courses: you can book now for our courses to help you with your career, including Adding PR to your portfolio, How to Boost your Income, Getting Started as a Freelance, Pitch and Deal and Boosting your Income with Book Publishing. For queries about courses and to reserve a place, contact

The latest dates for reps' training and health and safety courses are on the NUJ website.

Training in Wales: the NUJ offers a programme of subsidised, practical courses in new media and core journalism skills, including the upcoming Strategic Communications.

The full range of NUJ courses and training activities in Scotland can be found at NUJ Training Scotland.

Free workshops
: as an NUJ member you are eligible for courses provided by the Federation of Entertainment Unions, including Effective Communication which will help you develop skills to convince someone to commission your work and to ask for better terms and conditions, on Friday 29 April, and How to run a successful social media campaign, Wednesday 18 May. Both workshops are in London.

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