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Investigative reporter to address south coast university

Applications are now being taken for the deputy general secretary post with the National Union of Journalists. The job, being vacated by John Fray after nearly ten years, is subject to election by ballot of NUJ members every five years.
The closing date for applications is May 15. More details and applicant criteria is available by e-mailing or calling 0207 843 3700.

Investigative reporter Andrew Jennings will be giving a lecture at the University of Brighton on Thursday. During his 30-year career, Andrew has produced documentaries for Panorama and Granada and published books, particularly on sport.
The talk – called Fallen Ideals – is part of the university’s Fuelling the Flame series of events running until the 2012 Olympics. For more information and to reserve a ticket visit the university’s website.

The West Midlands branch of the Journalists’ Charity is holding its 2008 celebrity luncheon on May 9. The charity will be the first to enjoy a public function at the newly-refurbished Holte Suite at Aston Villa FC, in Birmingham.
The guest speaker will be Daily Mail columnist Richard Littlejohn and the raffle includes two tickets from Birmingham to New York. For information and tickets call Val Deeley on 01562 883290.

Women in Journalism is holding its AGM later this month. The event, on April 28 in London, will be followed by a talk by Alison Maitland.
Alison wrote for the Financial Times for 20 years and is now freelance writer and author. For more information visit the Women in Journalism website.

The Kent Messenger Group is running a competition to find the county’s top teachers. Readers are asked to nominate any qualified teaching professional working at either primary or secondary age level, with Gillingham Football Club hosting the awards ceremony later this year.
This is the sixth year the KM Group has joined up with other local partners and sponsors to run the awards.