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Local News Matters week of action 2020


Saturday 7 March 2020

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local news mattersThe Local News Matters week of action will start on Saturday 7 March and kick off with an ethics council event in London focused on ‘reporting poverty’.

The event will discuss the successes and challenges of reporting on poverty and bring together journalists, PR and comms workers, NGOs, campaign groups and people experiencing poverty. The event is free to attend and starts at 14.00 at Headland House. To reserve your place to attend email:
The focus of Local News Matters week will be defending and promoting quality local journalism. This includes public sector broadcasting in the UK and Ireland, as well as local newspapers. We also want to use the week to highlight the importance of media ownership and court reporting.
Please send us examples to show how local news coverage in your area has made a difference - this could include examples of media coverage about recent floods, the threat of hospital closures, how the media have successfully held local politicians or businesses to account or an investigation that lifted the lid on corruption.
NUJ chapels and branches are a vital part of the union’s collective strength and local reps will make a real difference to the success of the week of action.

We need your help to co-ordinate the campaign locally, bringing together NUJ members from different sectors of the media industry with a strong local voice, collectively putting pressure on media owners, politicians and the public to support and acknowledge the value of local journalism.

If you need any advice, support or assistance to organise local NUJ campaigns or you want to let the union know about local plans for the week of action, then please email:

Further details and contact information

NUJ campaigns and communications department

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