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11 November

Dear member,

This Friday's issue includes:

  • Two great events for Young Workers' Month.
  • Free guide on copyright for journalists for NUJ members.
  • Heaps of training opportunities
Dear Member,

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TUC Young Workers' Month: the NUJ, together with the Federation of Entertainment Unions, is putting on two free events for young members. In Liverpool on Tuesday 22 November, Get the best deal: how to pitch for work and get paid properly. In London on Tuesday 29 November, Get Noticed! Learn how to stand out from the crowd by writing targeted cvs/profiles that show why you are the right person for each job. Details and how to book on the FEU website. Further enquiries, email Find out what else is going on during young workers' month on the TUC website.

Stop privatisation of BBC Radio: public meeting in Parliament to protest against the proposal to outsource 60 per cent of BBC Radio at the House of Commons, Committee Room 9, on Wednesday 16 November. More details on the NUJ website.

Photographers' Summit 2017: this one-day event for lens-focused members, picture desk staff and anyone who deals with images will take place in London on Saturday 11 February. Full programme to follow.

The Future Looks Short: One World Media, a non-profit organisation supporting international journalism, is holding an afternoon's discussion with digital news editors and industry experts on the future of short documentaries on Tuesday 15 November at Channel 4's offices, London. More details on the Eventbrite website.

Free copyright guide

As an NUJ member you can download a free copy of  the guide Copyright For Journalists and Writers by Tim Dawson and Mike Holderness, both long-time NUJ copyright campaigners.


The European Journalism Centre (EJC) has announced a new round of more than €1.6 million in funding for innovative development journalism projects. There are two programmes: gender equality and global health journalism. More details and how to apply, on the EJC website.

The Institute of Employment Rights is looking for an animator to help translate its Manifesto for Labour Law into a short animated clip to help popularise the ideas. Explaining the concept of sectoral collective bargaining is high on the agenda. Money is short but happy to discuss possible terms and all offers of help. Contact: Carolyn Jones at 07941 076245.

Brexit inquiry

Following the outcome of the EU referendum, the cross-party Exiting the European Union Committee is holding an inquiry into the UK's negotiating objectives for the withdrawal from the EU. The NUJ is collaborating in a joint submission with the Federation of Entertainment Unions on concerns about the potential effect of Brexit on the creative industries. If you have any concerns or thoughts on the subject, email with Brexit in the subject field.

Training & workshops

For all NUJ professional and trade union training, visit the website training page.

NUJ reps' training, Ireland: free training for experienced reps and beginners on Thursday 1 December in Dublin. More details and where to book your place on the NUJ website.

NUJ training in Scotland: whether it is social media, filming for i-devices, feature writing and pitching, writing for the web or Adobe Photoshop introduction, visit the training website for course outlines and dates. 

NUJ training in Wales: courses on Mentoring and coaching and Surviving and Thriving as a Freelancer: see the programme on the training website

As an NUJ member you are eligible for a range of online courses, free workshops and webinars put on by the Federation of Entertainment Unions (FEU). The next webinar is Goal Setting at noon on Wednesday 30 November, plus a one-day course on Using data to make more money from freelancing on Thursday 1 December, London. More details on the FEU website.

Ruskin College, Oxford: for courses staring in January 2017, email  for BA international labour & trade union studies and email for MA global labour & social change.

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