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We have now scheduled our June and July courses and these are as follows:

3 June 2022                10:00 – 13:30              Advanced Internet Research  

6 June 2022                09:00 – 10:30              Introduction to Sports Journalism Session 1 

                                    11:30 – 13:00              Introduction to Sports Journalism Session 2 

13 & 14 June 2022      10:00 – 13:00              Writing for Magazines  

20 & 21 June 2022      10:00 – 14:00              Filming and editing for iDevices  

29 June 2022              10:00 – 16:30              Word Press Introduction 

6 & 7 July 2022            10:00 – 14:00             Filming and editing for Androids (£60 course fee) 

26 July 2022                10:00 – 14:30             Presenting skills for Radio and Podcast 

3 August 2022              10:00 – 16:00             Podcasting introduction 

Dates will also be shortly available for:

Defamation, Contempt & reporting restrictions, Investigative journalism and Photoshop Introduction

These courses are being funded for Scottish members except where a course fee is marked.  One day courses cost £40 for NUJ members and £60 for two day courses.  

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come basis.  If you wish to book, please let me know.

We are excited to announce TWO new Zoom courses which have been developed for us by our tutors:
Introduction to Sports Journalism – Alison McConnell – 6 June 2022 (9am-1pm)Alison has covered football extensively for a variety of print and broadcast media. A graduate of the University of Glasgow, her career began at the Scottish Sports Agency before progressing to Celtic Football Club and then the Herald and Evening Times. She has covered Champions League and international games all the way down to lower league football and everything else in between. Alison has been freelance for the last three years and currently works for various titles including, the Herald, The Times, The Daily Record and PLZ Soccer.

Writing for Magazines – Jean Rafferty – 13 & 14 June 2022 (10am-1pm)
Jean is an award-winning feature writer who has twice been nominated for the UK Press Awards, an unusual honour for a freelance. She has worked for a wide range of newspapers, both broadsheet and tabloid – from the Sunday Times to the Sunday People – but she specialised in magazine writing and was involved in the first incarnations of the Mail on Sunday’s two colour magazines – You Magazine and Night and Day. (She reported on the end of the world for the latter.) She also worked on Scotland on Sunday’s first colour magazine, Spectrum, and on Plus Magazine, a colour magazine which served local papers all over the country and which was run by legendary editor Dennis Hackett, who had edited the Daily Mirror and also the iconic magazine Nova.
Full course outlines can be obtained via the website:
We have limited funded places available on each and anyone wishing to book a place should contact me by email.  Places will be allocated on a ‘first come’ basis.

Regards,  Joan

Joan Macdonald
Training Manager
NUJ Training Scotland
Tel:  0141 251 0363   Mob:  07730 513991

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