Author Archives: Projects Coordinator / Administrator

The project has received more funding from Welsh Government to take us to the end of 2018-19. Later in the year, we will hear whether we'll have an opportunity to bid for longer-term funding. The role of Project Coordinator/Administrator will be advertised in April 2018. This is a freelance, fixed-term contract and if you are interested in applying, details will be available on the website, under BLOGS

Fight for Copyright: One Man’s Legal Battle, Wed 13 March

Legal Battle with Penguin Books Gordon McLachlan, author of The Rough Guide to Germany and several subsequent editions is the guest speaker at an event organised by the NUJ’s Cardiff & SE Wales branch at 7pm on Wednesday 13 March at The Angel Hotel, Castle Street, Cardiff. Edinburgh NUJ member, Gordon, will describe his rough ride and legal […]

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“I confirm that I wish to take voluntary redundancy”

Nicholas Whitehead signs on the dotted line and takes voluntary redundancy after 11 years at ITV Wales I’ve done it. I’ve sent the email that will end my employment. I work for ITV, the major independent TV network in the United Kingdom. Most of the staff at ITV are sales people, managers, administrators and accountants […]

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I have held two Paralympic gold medals ….

Dreams Come True By Jenny Sims (see link to Jenny’s blog page below) I have held two Paralympic medals. A gold for discus and a bronze for shot put. Unfortunately they were only in my hands for a few seconds – enough to feel the weight and admire the shine. Then their rightful owner, the […]

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New Hyperlocal Website Launch in Wales

This article appeared in the Press Gazette on 1st November 2012 Byline: Andrew Pugh Former Tindle Editors Launch New Hyperlocal Websites in Wales Two former editors of Tindle Newspapers’ Brecon & Radnor Express are heading up two new hyperlocal websites in the Welsh county of Powys. MyTown Media, the company behind the MyWelshpool and MyNewtown […]

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New Ways to Make Journalism Pay

A Freelance Lifeboat in a Perfect Storm: A Conference on New Ways to make Journalism Pay. Steve Hewlett of The Guardian and R4’s Media Show is just one of the speakers at the New Ways to Make Journalism Pay conference on Saturday 17th November organised by the NUJ’s London Freelance Branch. And thanks to sponsorship […]

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Make Copyright Pay: Free new download!

The NUJ has produced a new, free-to-download book to help freelance members find new ways to profit from their work. Help Yourself – New Ways To Make Copyright Pay was produced with funding from the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society and showcases writers who have developed new models to profit from their work, some digital, […]

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Invitation: Post Olympic & Paralympic Legacy & Coverage in Wales

An invitation from the NUJ’s Cardiff and SE Wales branch…… Former Olympic champion Lynn Davies will be among the speakers at a special NUJ-backed conference in Cardiff. The event will take place on Saturday, October 13, 10am-4.30pm at Cardiff Metropolitan University’s Cyncoed campus. Former Olympic champion & President of UK Athletics Lynn Davies will participate in […]

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Free Mentoring & Coaching

Free mentoring and coaching: relating to work and work choices! Limited places. Get in touch if you’re interested or pass this on. A group of experienced journalists and communications experts will be undertaking the NUJ’s training programme in Mentoring and Coaching (endorsed by the Institute of Leadership and Management) during September and early October 2012. […]

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They want your great ideas – and they’ll pay you for it!

Paid Freelance Work for Hyperlocal Online Paper Conventional freelance work it ain’t, but it is the future. Dare to be part of it! With many broadcasting and print journalists facing redundancy (as I have on more than one occasion!) setting up a local news website has become an attractive proposition. It’s starting to provide a […]

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Lost your job? I’m glad I did….

So the worse has happened and the job axe has fallen on YOUR head. What now? Probably the best bit of advice I can give you is to keep busy. How, I hear you cry? I’ve just lost the very thing that was keeping me busy for seven and a half hours a day, five […]

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