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20 March 2006

Cracking student team to blog conference 2006

>>> The formal bit

A crack team of student journalists will be covering the 2006 National Union of Journalists conference live from Liverpool, showcasing the work of student members on a dedicated new website.

The union's new media council and the professional training committee have teamed up for the project, helping local students cover the event with text, video and photos.

Members are encouraged to join in and support the project by visiting the site, reading and commenting on stories and spreading news about the site. The organisers hope that the project will help promote the union of students and new media journalists.

"We have a huge challenge in recruiting the thousands of writers, designers and content producers that work in the digital media industry without the support of a union," said Jemima Kiss, new media council chair.

"We have a responsibility to promote what we do and show that we are engaging with this new audience, many of whom work and read news entirely on the internet. Working with our enthusiastic and blog-savvy student team to cover our main annual event live and online is the least we can do to publicise our work to the online community."

Check out the ADM 2006 student blog at http://www.nujstudents.org.uk

>>> The informal bit

Please support the project and encourage out students by reading the site and commenting on their coverage. We can't do it alone! Thanks!

07 March 2006

London New Media sub-branch meeting (14 March, 6pm)

The first meeting of the London Central Branch New Media sub-branch takes place next week (14 March) at 6pm in Headland House. This will be the first official meeting of New Media people in London and is designed to be a forum for new media issues that will feed directly into the London Central Branch meeting at 7.

The meeting is primarily for members of the London Central Branch who are in the New Media Sector, however, any member who's interested can come along, whatever branch or sector they're in. And, if you're not a member yet, but are considering it - feel free to come along and ask any questions you might have. We'd particularly like it if a range of people turned up for this first meeting to get the whole thing up and running.

So, don't forget, Tuesday 14 March, 6pm, Headland House.