NUJ Press & PR


NUJ PR & Communications branch
c/o NUJ HQ 72 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NB.
0207843 3700.

PR & Communications Branch Organiser: Fiona Swarbrick 0207 843 3729

Chair: John Millington

Vice Chair: Debbie Cavaldoro

Branch Secretary: Mark Whitehead 07906720141

Branch Treasurer: Carmel McHenry

Auditors: Charles Harkness & Barry White

Newsletter Editor: Lisa Browne

Branch Web Managers: Mick Holder & Barry White

Branch Equality Officer: Shumon Ali-Rahman

Welfare Officer Natasha Wright

DM Convenor Anita Halpin

Sector NEC member: Sian Jones

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Branch meetings from May 2018

New Venue NUJ HQ Headland House, 72 Acton Street, London, WC1 9 NB. The building is fully accessible. The nearest tube/station is King's Cross/St Pancras International.

Meetings 2018: Wednesdays 6.30pm 10 January (AGM). 14 February (Conference business). No meeting in March. 11 April (including pre- Delegate Meeting matters) 9 May (including report back from the Delegate Meeting) 13 June, 11 July and 12 September. Meetings at NUJ HQ, Headland House, 72 Acton Street, Kings Cross, London WC1.


Successful trial sees four-day work week introduced at PR firm
Thursday, September 06, 2018
A PR agency has become the first in the UK to implement a four-day work week without cutting staff pay, after seeing positive results from a six-week trial.
Thurrock Council loses second accuracy complaint against newspaper whose editor it has ‘blacklisted’
Friday, August 31, 2018
An Essex council has lost a second accuracy complaint against a local newspaper in the space of a month, shortly after “blacklisting” its editor over what it claims is his “vexatious and unreasonable” actions.
'Blacklisted' Thurrock Independent editor says council claim it still engages with newspaper is 'nonsense'
Thursday, August 23, 2018
A local council accused of “blacklisting” an independent newspaper over the behaviour of its editor has insisted it is still engaging with the title, despite it being “effectively a one man band”.
Thurrock Independent editor says without support his 'race may be done' after newspaper 'blacklisted' by local council
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
The editor of an independent newspaper has revealed his struggle to keep the title afloat just weeks after being “blacklisted” by its local council.
PR people aren't defense lawyers
Saturday, August 04, 2018
Ethical considerations should underpin all credible PR practice - not everyone deserves PR representation and black ops should not be part of the communications playbook.