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NUJ conference: New Ways to Make Journalism Pay

Thursday 26 November 2009, by Jim Pollard

Saturday 16 January 2010 in London

There will be an NUJ conference New Ways to Make Journalism Pay from 9.30am-4.30pm, Saturday 16 January 2010 at NUJ headquarters, 308 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8DP.

This very practical conference, sponsored by London Freelance Branch, features high profile speakers who are pioneering or funding viable alternatives for journalists outside the crisis-hit newspaper sector.

REGISTER NOW. £10 NUJ members, £7 NUJ student members, claimants, retired. £15 non-members and student non-members. Sandwich lunch included. Send cheque payable to ‘NUJ London Freelance Branch’ to NUJ London Freelance Branch at the address above, marking envelope January 16 conference. Please include your name and email address clearly printed.

9.30 Registration

10.00 - 10.05 Welcome and opening remarks

10.05 - 11. 00 How can Journalism be saved? Opening plenary with: Dominic Ponsford, editor, Press Gazette Granville Williams, writer and media commentator

11.00 - 11.15 Coffee

11.15 - 12.15 Making the Web Pay. Panel presentations with: David Parkin, editor, Daniel Johnstone, founder, Indusdelta Angie Sammons, editor, Liverpool Confidential

12.15 - 1.00 Making Blogs Pay - future of the blogosphere Guido Fawkes, pioneer blogger Conrad Quilty-Harper, the Media Blog

1.00 - 1.30 Lunch - sandwiches in room

1.30 – 2.15 Making Local Media Pay Samantha Walker, editor, The Bath Parent Eric Gordon, founding editor, Camden New Journal

2.15 - 3.00 Funding Alternatives Gavin MacFayden, Investigations Fund Ian Reeves, reader funding specialist

3.00 – 3.05 Next steps Chair outlines conference follow-ups, support available and introduces workshops

3.05 – 4.05 Starting Up Tea workshops for networking - starting local; making the web pay; finance. Followed by brief report-backs

4.05 - 4.25 Defending Quality Journalism Jeremy Dear, general secretary, NUJ

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