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Catalyst Magazine, published by the Commission for Racial Equality, is running a competition offering three £200 prizes for the best in student journalism, illustration and photography.
A winning article, photo essay and illustration will be published in a future issue of Catalyst and on the Catalyst website.
Catalyst debates issues of race, identity, citizenship, culture and community, and how these concepts are continually evolving and re-shaping the society we live in. Entrants should be in full- or part-time education. See The closing date is December 31.

The Journalists’ Charity has received a £50,000 boost to its funds in the will of Irene Bruce, whose brother Donald was a journalist.
Donald Bruce had been a imprisoned by the Japanese during World War II and returned to his native Glasgow, eventually becoming news editor of the Daily Record during the Sixties.

A delegation from the World Association of Newspapers has met the International Rugby Board to discuss concerns about potential limits on newspaper coverage of the 2007 World Cup, particularly on the right to publish images on digital platforms.
The Rugby Board said it would welcome WAN’s comments on the terms of accreditation that will be imposed on news organisations wishing to cover the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France next summer.

Former regional press man Dominic Ponsford is the new editor of Press Gazette.
He joined the magazine as a reporter in 2003, being promoted to chief reporter and later news editor. He was previously a reporter and feature writer at the Evening Advertiser in swindon, and prior to that was a district reporter at the Battle Observer, having trained as a journalist at Lambeth College.

Christmas has come early for families across the north and north-east who feared they had lost all their festive savings with the collapse of the Farepak hamper firm.
The Press and Journal has made up the difference between the pay-out from the national fund and the losses of 20 readers who wrote to the paper to tell how their Christmas dreams had been ruined when the savings firm went into administration, leaving more than 150,000 customers out of pocket to the tune of £45m.