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Historic change for NUJ photographers

27 February 2013

The NUJ has made a historic and important change to help its photographers and videographer members.

For the first time in its history, the NUJ will soon have a nationally elected photographers' council solely to look after the interests of lens-based journalists.

Like all the NUJ's councils and committees, it will be made up of working journalists who give up their time to help shape the NUJ to best serve its members.

NUJ members who serve on committees come from all age groups, and backgrounds, but with one common purpose: to make the union work better.

Anyone can stand – but all too often, members only find out about these opportunities when it too late to put their name forward.

If you are interested in using your skills and experience to help shape the future of other photographers within the NUJ, then this is an ideal chance – whether or not you are currently active within your branch.

The new council will have four meetings a year, some of which are likely to be through video-conferencing, and the others most likely in the NUJ building at Kings Cross in London.

If you’d like an honest and straightforward chat about standing for elected positions in the NUJ, and what to do next, then get in touch by emailing:

But do it soon, as nominations are already open.

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