I am heading for Southport for the National Union of Journalists’ (NUJ’s) Annual Delegate Meeting (ADM). In 2009 why can’t we get a Vodafone and 3G signal on a Virgin East coast train?
Tomorrow I am running the NUJ student members’ conference. We should have 25 students there. A mix of students of journalism and students journalists working on student media. Continue reading
If you missed today’s Armistice Day two minute silence at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, you can listen again on the BBC iPlayer (link opens new window).
You couldn’t make it up
Thanks to Patrick Smith of Paid Content via @psmith on Twitter (link opens new window)
Wannabe journalist William James deserves a job for his use of Twitter to track down Guardian careers advice panel members during the live advice session this afternoon. Continue reading
The happening is that Mark Watts is at it again, uncovering “scandals” about reds under the beds in the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) election for a new editor of the Journalist magazine. Continue reading
I had a bath this morning. I doubt I am any cleaner than the extensive soap and flannel body wash I had standing on one leg each day since I left hospital after my anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee operation on Monday. But I feel completely different.
And how you feel is vital. When you have an injury, illness or something else that knocks you back – especially as a freelance, potentially alone for long periods – you need a strategy to cope. Continue reading
National Union of Journalists (NUJ) members could change the union for the better. But they won’t because the biggest complainers are either too lazy or prefer to complain than to fix what’s broken. Continue reading
An open letter from news aggregator website News Now boss Struan Bartlett (link opens new window) about threats to close down services that deep link to news stories.
This threatens the whole web way of working.
Mark Watts’ McCarthyite attack on Rich Simcox as a candidate for the National Union of Journalists’ (NUJ’s) editor was a strange and misguided mistake.
I woke in hospital from my knee operation on Tuesday to two items of bad news: Watt’s email and the fact that my knee was worse than expected, I had lost my cartilage and I had arthritis.
The knee will get better. I am not sure Watts will. Continue reading
National Union of Journalists (NUJ) elections are complex, involving block voting by sectoral, national and political groups. All of which will impact on the outcome of the Journalist editor election.