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Local News Matters Week: NUJ reps' summit


Saturday 1 April 2017

Registration from 10.30

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Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess St, Manchester M1 6DD


local news matters

This event is an opportunity for NUJ reps and officials to get together to share knowledge and expertise, network and discuss the issues facing members in the industry. It takes place on the last day of Local News Matters Week and reps can discuss how to take the campaign to champion the local press, building upon the events held during the week, further.

Registration from 10.30. tea and coffee
11am Welcome and introduction

Pay:  fighting freezes and gender equality
Chair: Chris Morley
Jo Seery – legal trainer, Thompsons solicitors
Michael Pooler – NUJ committee, Financial Times
Richard Palmer – FoC Express Newspapers
Georgina Morris - Group chapel MoC Johnston Press
12pm Break-out sessions

Is video the answer? Alastair Good, former senior news video journalist at the Telegraph and news video producer, Lewis Arnold, Trinity Mirror Newcastle photographer turned video journalist

Workplace Stress – strategies and how to get results. Paul Holleran, NUJ Scottish Organiser

1pm Lunch and group chapel meetings
2pm Local News Matters
What is happening in local news? Digital challenges, BBC democracy reporters scheme
Chair - Georgina Morris – Johnston Press group chapel MoC   
Dominic Blake – BBC NUJ rep
Don Mort – Johnston Press group chapel FoC
Steve Bird - FoC Financial Times
3pm to close Organise your chapel!
Ideas, debate and discussion chaired by Steve Bird (Financial Times FoC) with Laura Davison (NUJ Organiser), Michelle Adamson, MoC at BBC Manchester, Simon Bristow and David Spereall, Hull
4pm end. Continue the conversation at...The Old Monkey, Portland Street (2mins walk!)

Lunch and refreshments throughout the day will be provided.

The Mechanics Institute is a short walk from Piccadilly train station and here is a map link for walking from the station   Although the address is Princess Street, the entrance is around the corner on Major Street which is the street left of the entrance.
If you have any questions or still need to book your place, or your travel – email

This event is for NUJ members only. Please consider joining the NUJ if you would like to attend this event.

Further details and contact information

Sam Jones

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