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Writers in digital times – write an e-book

Sign up and find out about e-publishing – and hear from journalists about their publishing successes covering fiction, funny facts, rock bands, sport and theatre.  Event date Thursday 30 November at Rhoderick Dhu’s, Glasgow.  Join us for drink, buffet & fun via Eventbrite

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Lots of journalists have an unpublished book in their head, but many have already published.  At this NUJ Scotland / Bookweek Scotland event we will hear about how to go about self-publishing for the digital age and hear from five journalists who have had various types of work published – Deedee Cuddihy, Catherine Deveney, Mark Fisher, Alex Gordon and Maggie Ritchie.  The NUJ Scotland event is sponsored by Bookweek Scotland and Scottish Union Learning’s Digital Inclusion Project. Refreshments and a buffet will be available. Continue reading

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Event: Understanding Copyright and Making it Pay

This event on 24 August 2017 will address the basics of copyright as it pertains to journalists and will explore questions around:

What is copyright: who owns it?
What are moral rights?
What does creative commons license mean?
How do you express your copyright?
What to ask for when granting permission to use your work
How to get paid for your copyright
How to challenge infringements

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Modern Apprenticeship in Digital Journalism Breaks Inequality Barriers

It is Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Week, a week of events in recognition of the countless opportunities and achievements for young people embarking on their working lives. They can earn while they learn in a variety of careers, from joinery to journalism.
The National Union of Journalists has developed the modern apprenticeship in digital journalism, providing a chance for young people to get their foot in the door, learning all about interviewing, writing, filming and editing news material and the legal and ethical considerations, both on the job and with further support at college. Continue reading