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Covid-19 – Pulling together during an uncertain time

A week ago, we were in the middle of delivering Social Media training across Wales, bumping elbows instead of hugging or shaking hands and handwashing at every opportunity. It seems a world away now, and I know that many of you, like us, have suddenly been plunged into a very different working environment. I thought […]

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 Abbott:[email protected] 

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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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: [email protected]

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 […]


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