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

Community Journalism Conference

Community Journalism Conference: 16 January 2013 Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies in the Bute Building, Cathays Park. CF10 3NB Cardiff University’s Community Journalism Conference will explore the latest thinking, research and hands on experience in the rapidly developing field of hyperlocal and community journalism and examine the potential for engaging and […]

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Video Gaming News Blogger on Media Ethics

Matthew Edwards is a soon-to-be English Literature graduate studying at Swansea University. He has worked with The Waterfront as a features editor for a year. He co-edits Huttstuff, an independent blog on video gaming news and culture. I will be graduating this year, and I hope to gather an online portfolio of my work, especially […]

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Media Law and Ethics – a Student Journalist’s View

It was great to meet Chris Wheal at the NUJ student workshop in Cardiff and listen to his knowledge and advice on law and ethics in journalism. In particular, his views on the Leveson Enquiry and the interview with Rupert Murdoch conducted in April. In response to Murdoch’s suggestion at the Inquiry that a employee […]

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A Journalist Without a Deadline is like …

You’ve acquired some new skills – so what’s stopping you using them? ¬†Unlikely though it may seem to people outside the business, journalists are creatures of habit. Admittedly not all of them are good, legal or healthy, but they are habits for all that. And part of the process of acquiring them involves having some […]

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Redundancy & Fake Tan Don’t Mix

Redundancy: Part 1 These things always happen when you least expect them, don’t they? Like a confession of infidelity or a Lottery win. Thankfully I’ve never been on the receiving end of the former, but then sadly neither have I of the latter… But in all truthfulness, it didn’t come out of the blue. Working […]

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Student workshop and social – Fri 27 April

Student Workshop and Social: Friday 27th April 2012 All students are invited to attend whether they are members of the NUJ or not. The session isn’t limited to students of Journalism. Students of all disciplines who are contemplating a career in journalism, media and comms and who are interested in the work of the NUJ […]

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I Hate Public Speaking!

Jenny Sims tells a roomful of people how networking at the NUJ courses in Wales has led to a new venture in her journalistic life. I hate public speaking – even for three minutes. So it was with some reluctance I agreed to Anna Roberts’ email appeal. Project Manager of NUJ Training Wales, she was […]

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Skillset Academi+ Launches Short Courses Programme

Skillset Academi+ have launched their first short courses for creative media professionals.

Check out their course calendar for information and dates for the Marketing, Accountancy, Pro Tools, Digital Workflows and Film Production courses.

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Losing Your Job: End of the road or a new opportunity?

I suspect the above is a question that far too many journalists have had cause to ask themselves in recent months as the recession continues to take a heavy toll on our industry. Conversations with friends and colleagues in the print and broadcast sectors have tended to follow a depressingly familiar trend, when no sooner […]

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Self-shoot course: 26-30 March ’12 run by DV Talent

When? 26th – 30th March 2012 Where? Galeri, Caernarfon NB: If you’ve been made redundant then you can apply to get the cost of the course covered by REACT funding. Are you an ambitious programme-maker working in the TV, film or digital industries in Wales? Are you keen to develop your creativity and work opportunities? […]

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