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New competition for unpublished travel writers

The British Guild of Travel Writers has launched a new competition as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations.

It is aimed at writers aged over 18 who have not been published in the travel field.

Entrants should submit an article on the theme ‘A Very Special Place’ which must not exceed 800 words before 31 December.

First prize is a four-day travel writing holiday in Instanbul, second place is a trip to Berlin with third spot winning a selection of travel guides.

Full competition details are available on

Bournemouth University is currently conducting an online survey for working journalists about the changing media industry.

The study is being carried out by Vanessa Edwards, part of the south coast centre’s Journalism Research Group, and will be used as a basis for a new journalism course and possible future studies.

The survey is anonymous – click through to take part.

An archive containing over half a century’s worth of entries to a photography competition is now live online.

Around 10,000 pictures have been posted in the gallery by World Press Photo from its annual contest – visit to see the archive.

Three members of an independent panel conducting a review of the Press Complaints Commission have been announced.

They are: director general of the Association of British Insurers Stephen Haddrill, chair of the Institute of Education at the University of London Dr Elizabeth Vallance and former group legal adviser of Associated Newspapers Eddie Young.

The review is being chaired by Vivian Hepworth and is expected to cover the PCC board, transparency and independent systems of accountability. Findings are due to be presented in the spring.

Cleland Thom Journalism Training has launched course aimed at citizen journalists.

User-generated content is becoming prevalent in newsrooms with numbers of staff journalists being reduced.

The home-study course will cover capturing stories and photos and getting them published – for full details visit