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FREE Verification training for Journalists, hyperlocals & community journalists

Free Verification training(For Journalists, hyperlocals and community journalists only) Join us as we welcome First Draft for a FREE two-hour workshop at Cardiff University‘s School of Journalism, Media and Culture on Friday 22nd November to take your social news-gathering and verification skills to the next level. For more information and booking contact Matt 

Louise Bolotin

Louise has worked in journalism since 1978 and has been freelance since 2005. She has written for a wide range of newspapers and magazines, worked in BBC local radio and was co-founder of hyperlocal news website Inside the M60 in Manchester. She currently works mainly as a subeditor – alongside she edits for corporates and […]


Shirish Kulkarni is an award-winning journalist, trainer and drone operator. After a 20 year career in national newsrooms at ITN and Sky, he returned home to Wales to go freelance. Since then, he’s focussed largely on investigative journalism projects. His work uncovering the British Steel Pensions Scandal won a Wales Media Award and led to […]

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Specialise or Diversify?

4th Freelancers Salon Early Alert! Autumn date for your diaries. Saturday 12th October, 2019 The Clayton Hotel, Cardiff. Information and networking opportunities for Freelancers, with lunch! More details and booking to follow. Contact:

Reporting belief – in practice

Will Hayward has been a reporter at Media Wales for the past nine months after graduating from Cardiff University’s School of Journalism.  As a general reporter he writes about anything and everything for Wales Online, The Western Mail and The South Wales Echo. His main areas of interest are science, the environment, West Brom and […]

Reporting Belief 2017: An appetite for engagement

What a day! At Reporting Belief 2017  on May 10th (#RB17) two ‘communities’ who often clash − journalists and ‘believers’ – came together to understand one another better. Of the 88 people who attended, 44 were journalists from press, broadcast and online media. An immediate, ground-breaking result is ITV Cymru Wales’s offer to do a […]

#ReportingBelief16: When Religion Makes the News

“A much-needed and timely event – and we were reminded today of how little we know about religions. Without knowledge, we can’t report on and challenge the more problematic aspects of religion and if we don’t do that, extremism flourishes and people retreat into their own echo chambers. It was also great to meet some […]

#VisitMyMosque and Reporting Faith

How can journalists adequately report today’s many complex stories involving religion? Are we well equipped to cover the range of beliefs and multiple interactions within global culture as well as on our own doorstep? And are we sufficiently objective about how our own belief systems, secular or otherwise, may affect our engagement with those of […]

Training for my niche area of journalism

Q&A with freelance journalist, Jamie Carter ( Jamie is a freelance travel & technology journalist based in Cardiff. Although he started his journalistic career in Cardiff in 1997, he had to move to London in order to further his career. However, having made lots of contacts in the UK and around the world, he was […]


Upcoming Events

February / 26 / Wed

Reporting on Violence Against Women Post #MeToo – Event

BBC Cymru Wales, Broadcasting House.

March / 4 / Wed

NEW! Media Law Intensive – 2 day Course

Cardiff Metropolitan University - Cyncoed Campus

March / 4 / Wed

Coaching & Mentoring Skills refresher

Suite 2/3 Cathedral Rd, Cardiff CF11 9SD

March / 10 / Tue

Social Media Roadshow – Wrexham

Wrexham Glyndwr University | Mold Road | Wrexham LL11 2AW | United Kingdom

March / 11 / Wed

Social Media Roadshow – Caernarfon

Celtic Royal Hotel | Bangor Street | Caernarfon LL55 1AY | United Kingdom

March / 17 / Tue

Social Media Roadshow – Carmarthen

S4C - Yr Egin | College Road | Carmarthen SA31 3EQ | United Kingdom

March / 19 / Thu

Social Media Roadshow – Swansea

Glynn Vivian Art Gallery | Alexandra Road | Swansea SA1 5DZ | United Kingdom

March / 26 / Thu

Survive & Thrive as a Freelancer

Cardiff Metropolitan University - Cyncoed Campus

April / 2 / Thu

Conference: Building the Future of Community Journalism

Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Culture, Two Central Square, Central Square, Cardiff.

NUJ Training Cymru Wales