Archive for March, 2013

March Branch Meeting: Local Newspapers

18th March, 2013

Hyde Park 1983

At our branch meeting on 26 March we will be discussing local newspapers and the problems faced by those of us who work for them. The discussion will be introduced by Barry Fitzpatrick, NUJ Deputy General Secretary, and Anne-Marie Sanderson, staff photographer at North London & Herts Newspapers in Enfield. It will take up the first hour of the meeting, and all still and video journalists, including non-members, are welcome to take part. If you work in one of London’s many local newspapers, please come along and share your experiences.

The second half of the meeting will include voting on nominations for the new Photographers’ Council, a report on the latest developments with the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill and copyright, and other branch business.


Working Collectives

18th March, 2013

Working Collectives from London Photographers’ Branch on Vimeo.

Audio from the February London Photographers’ Branch meeting and discussion on Tuesday 26 February discussing working in collectives. Featuring three speakers, Zarina Holmes, Ross Domoney of Aletheia Photos and Guy Smallman from Reel News.

Photographers’ Council Elections

8th March, 2013

(This post, was originally posted on 8 March, but has been amended to make the nomination process clearer)

For the first time in its history, the NUJ is creating a nationally elected Photographers’ Council solely to look after the interests of lens-based journalists.

Like all the NUJ’s councils and committees, it will be made up of working journalists who give their time to help shape the NUJ to best serve its members.

The new council will have ten members and hold four meetings a year, some of which are likely to be through video-conferencing, and the others most likely in the NUJ building at Kings Cross in London.

The Council elected this year will run from April 2013 until DM 2014. Thereafter, the Council will be elected every two years, starting from DM 2014.

There are nine constituencies, each with one seat, except London, which has two. We are now calling for nominations for the two London seats.

Nominations must be made and agreed at a branch meeting. The LPB will be considering nominations at its meeting on 26 March, our last meeting before the deadline for nominations. Anyone wishing to stand must attend that meeting, or notify the Branch Secretary beforehand.

If you’d like to talk to someone about standing, email Nick McGowan-Lowe:

More details here


3rd March, 2013

27 and 28 June, Congress House (TUC) Great Russell Street, London WC1, 9 – 5 each day.

Delegates must be full NUJ members (not student or temporary).

Please contact the LPB secretary at

24 Hour World Journalism Project

3rd March, 2013

Journalists throughout the world are invited to detail a whole day’s activities for the new version of “24 hours in world journalism”. Send an account of all you do.

Previously, this project has led to a book that was shortlisted for a British Journalism Award and was voted one of the best books about journalism. They are offering seven cash prizes: one of $5000, one of $2500 and five of $500.

For more details please see

George Viner Memorial Fund ceremony

3rd March, 2013

The Annual George Viner Memorial Fund ceremony will be held at NUJ Headland House, 308 – 312 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8DP, on  Wednesday, 6 March from 6.30 pm.

The Fund was set up to support, inspire and increase the numbers of Black and Asian journalists working within the UK and Irish media. Its educational bursaries give students the opportunity to study for a recognised journalism qualification and break into the industry. Guest speakers are Anne Alexander, political producer on ITV Daybreak and Damien Gayle, reporter for Mail on Line.

To reserve a place phone Gayle Baldwin on 020 7843 3728  or