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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Fighting Facebook Phobia

Claire Gardiner tells us why, as an experienced journalist, she needed a course on Facebook

Why the Writing For The Web course was right for me

Swansea based sub-editor Rebecca Connop Price tells how she learnt to create web content that works, and how to ensure pages appear high in search results


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May / 17 / Tue

Mindfulness with Padraig O’Morain


May / 18 / Wed

Managing trauma effectively with Jo Healey


May / 23 / Mon

Headlines Network workshop with John Crowley and Hannah Storm


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