Archive for May, 2013

Discount for branch and NUJ members

28th May, 2013

Preparing a video shoot at the RNOH. September 19, 2012. Photo: Magda RakitaEdmond Terakopian, our speaker at tonight’s branch meeting, is offering a discount to NUJ members for his one-on-one all day video workshop.  Anyone interested can inquire at the meeting or contact the branch committee for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: Tonight’s meeting starts at 6.00pm; Edmund’s talk on DSLR video starts at 7.00pm

Save our local news: London launch event, Monday 3 June 2013

20th May, 2013

As ever more local newspapers close and titles merge, more and more communities are left without a local media outlet, feeding a sense that local media is undergoing a slow but inevitable death.

But there are examples across the British Isles, the US and elsewhere that tell a different story, one in which local media still has a place, in which good journalism can still be funded and where the definition of viability is set by the needs of the community for news, not the needs of the balance sheet of a paper’s ownership group.

The NUJ, Co-operatives UK and Carnegie UK Trust have joined together to organise a series of meetings across the UK to analyse the issues and showcase these alternatives.

The series kicks off on Monday 3 June at 18.00 at the NUJ Headland House in London, followed by meetings around the country.



Anne-Marie Sanderson, Chief Photographer at North London and Herts News and NUJ London Photographers’ Branch committee member

Paul Wood, managing director of the West Highland Free Press, the UK’s first employee-owned newspaper

Helen Goodman MP

Dave Boyle, author of ‘Good News: A Co-operative Solution to the Media Crisis’

Barry Fitzpatrick, NUJ deputy general secretary

The meeting is free to attend. To book please visit:

May Branch Meeting: DSLR Video

14th May, 2013


We are pleased to welcome back branch member and multi-award winning photojournalist Edmond Terakopian. Most notably he was awarded third place for Spot News in the prestigious World Press Photo awards and named Photographer of the Year in the British Press Awards. Edmond remains at the cutting edge of technology, choosing tools which help tell stories in a multitude of ways. This presentation offers an insight into shooting video with DSLRs; a set of skills becoming increasingly important in our rapidly evolving workplace.

PLEASE NOTE: this month we are reversing the usual order of our meeting. Edmond will be speaking at 7.00pm, AFTER regular branch business, which will start promptly at 6.00pm.

The agenda for the first part of the meeting will include an election for the vacant post of branch vice-chair.

6.00pm Tuesday 28th May, Headland House, 308 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8DP