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
Voting in the election to be the next editor to he National Union of Journalists (NUJ’s) magazine The Journalist has been extended to 16 November because of the postal strike, the NUJ has announced.
Several candidates had requested the extension. Some had not received their voting forms.
The NUJ announcement (link opens new window)
Mark Watts, candidate for editor of The Journalist, chose to organise a red hunt in the National Union of Journalists and allied himself with a former Ulster Unionist MP, Lord Laird of Artigarvan, to ask a question in the Lords.
Today he has secured the support of the British National Party (BNP) in London. 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
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
The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) election for the next editor of The Journalists is a two-horse race.
Everyone I speak to tells me this. But each time, the two horses are different. Or at least, one of those horses is different.
Every commentator seems to think it is a race between Rich Simcox and AN Other. Continue reading
The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) ballot to elect an editor for The Journalist is run by the electoral reform society using the alternative vote system, (called instant run-off voting in the US).
This is the single transferable voting system for when there is only one elected position – a variation of which elected Boris Johnson mayor or London.
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.
The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has shortlisted 8 candidates in the election to replace Tim Gopsill as the £50,000-a-year editor of the union’s magazine The Journalist.
The 8 are: