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NUJ lecture to commemorate journalism pioneer

An annual lecture in recognition of a black journalism pioneer and the founder of the West Indian Gazette takes place this autumn.

The Claudia Jones Memorial Lecture, run by the National Union of Journalists, is at City Hall, London, on October 10. The Gazette was the first black British paper.

The guest speaker is to be confirmed by the NUJ – for more information e-mail lenac@nuj.org.uk.


Photographers wanting to learn the art of taking action shots of motorcyclists can attend a new workshop next month.

Specialist photographer Adam Duckworth is running the session on September 5 at Mallory Park, Leicestershire.

Adam has contributed photos to titles such as Motor Cycle News and Dirt Bike Rider.

There are 32 places available – visit www.adamduckworth.com for more details.


A law event is being held in Glasgow for journalists and PR workers.

The Legal Pitfalls of PR will focus on defamation, data protection, human rights and freedom of information.

Guest speaker will media law lecturer Francis Shennan who has previously worked for The Daily Record and Daily Mirror.

The event starts at 6pm tomorrow at The Corinthian, Ingram Street.

For more information and to reserve a place e-mail premierpa@yahoo.co.uk.


The Newspaper Marketing Agency is launching a new data tool to gather information on how long users spend on newspaper websites.

The idea is to give advertisers a detailed picture of the reach of a newspaper’s digital operations.

The NMA will produce the snappily-titled Newspapers Online Analytics every month detailing daily and hourly visitors to websites and how long they stay online.

Newspapers Online Analytics will be free and complement other data such as ABCe figures.


Dying Huddersfield Daily Examiner reporter Adrian Sudbury has been nominated for another award.

Adrian, whose award-winning Baldy’s Blog chronicles his battle with leukaemia, has been shortlisted for the Yorkshire Young Achievers’ Awards which celebrate the achievements of Yorkshire people aged up to 35.

A committee member said: “Adrian was nominated because of the work he had done to raise awareness of bone marrow transplants and his nomination is a recognition of that hard work.”


Clacksons has been appointed by Observer Standard Newspapers to represent national advertising for its free weekly title The Nuneaton Observer.

The London-based sales house replaces incumbent MediaForce which has held the post since the title’s launch in April.

The Observer is distributed to nearly 60,000 homes across the Nuneaton and Bedworth area, in Warwickshire.

It was launched as a joint venture by Observer Standard Newspapers and Iliffe News and Media.