Welcome

The Cardiff and South-East Wales Branch of the NUJ has over 300 members. These include print journalists, broadcasters, freelancers, photographers, researchers, PR professionals and journalism students. Although we all do different types of work, we have many shared concerns and interests.

Everybody who works in the media knows the industry is going through a painful transition. Job losses, pay freezes, under-staffing, lower freelance rates and longer hours have become facts of life. But it's not all doom-and-gloom! The digital revolution also presents opportunities for journalists to enhance their skills, do a greater variery of work and have more enriching professional lives.

The National Union of Journalists helps media professionals cope with the pressures of the ever-changing industry, while also encouraging its members to make the most of their talents and passion.

This website is designed to encourage members in Cardiff and South East Wales to get involved with branch activities, to mingle with fellow professionals, to discuss journalism and media issues, and to develop their skills.

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Fighting for the Future – article by Jenny Sims in The Journalist June/July 2017 issue

Fighting for the future Following London’s tragic Grenfell Tower fire several national newspapers have suggested it may not have happened had there been a flourishing local newspaper scene able to challenge Kensington & Chelsea council’s decisions. “Local press matters: we […]

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A Leap of Faith – by Jenny Sims

Getting an article published in The Journalist isn’t easy, not least because of its limited space and budget. My article “Faith in the news”, page 8 in the December/January 2017 edition, is no exception. (You can read the issue here: content.yudu.com/JournalistJan17 or download […]

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Freelance Salon: Think Outside the Box, Cardiff, Saturday 26 November

Want to boost your freelance career? Or are you thinking of going freelance? In any event, this event organised by our branch jointly with NUJ Training Wales is guaranteed to give you lots of ideas and encouragement – as well […]

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Remembering Aberfan – the 50th Anniversary Conference at JOMEC

On Thursday September 8th 2016, Cardiff University’s School of Journalism (JOMEC), Media and Cultural Studies held a one day conference  focussing on the themes of remembering the Aberfan disaster of October 21st 1966 – as well as forgetting and moving on in the […]