We still have places remaining on the following NUJ training courses taking place next week:

DEFAMATION – 26 January 2023 (10.30am-12.30pm)
Defamation in Scotland has changed dramatically in Scotland as it already has in England. The Defamation & Malicious Publication (Scotland) Act has introduced new defences for journalists and the English courts have been spelling out how similar defences will be applied there. Carole Cadwallader recently won a high-profile libel trial because of these changes.
As more people are expressing themselves online via social media and new media outlets, a key aim will be focused on the defamation threats that can occur online.
Key Topics:
  • Basics of defamation: Definition & meaning, Harm (thresholds & severity).
  • Defamation in the digital age.
  • What defences are available including Truth, Honest Opinion, Absolute and Qualified Privilege.
SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMISATION – 27 January 2023 (3pm-4.30pm)
This course aims to give learners the ability to improve their web presence through SEO via all platforms in order to increase traffic totheir pages.  It will examine the following areas:
  • Introduction to SEO: SEO in a nutshell, The benefits of SEO, How do search engines work, White hat SEO vs. black hat SEO, Ranking Factors, Google Algorithm
  • On Page SEO:  Site Structure, Internal Linking, Page Speed, Mobile, Page Title Descriptions
  • Off Page SEO:  Link Building, Digital PR, Outreach, Citations
  • Tools:  Free Tools, Paid Tools, Other Resources
Places are limited and will be allocated on a ‘first come’ basis.  Please note that student members are only eligible for a funded place if they have part time employment (not necessarily in Journalism).
Anyone wishing to book, please let me know.   Regards Joan

Joan Macdonald, Training Manager,  NUJ Training Scotland,  2nd Floor, 177 West George Street, Glasgow G2 2LB
Direct Line:  0141 251 0363   Mob:  07730 513991

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