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Kavanagh to address journalism trainers at seminar

trevorVeteran commentator Trevor Kavanagh will share his insights on politics with journalism trainers at a seminar to be held this month.

The legendary Sun journalist, left, will be keynote speaker at the National Council for the Training of Journalists public affairs seminar on 13 March.

Sharing the platform will be Paul Francis, award-winning political editor of the KM Group.

Other speakers will include Mark English, head of media for the European Commission, Simon Enright, director of communications, NHS England, and Laurence Meehan, head of public affairs and campaigns at the Local Government Association.

Trevor has worked as a journalist for more than 50 years becoming political editor of The Sun in 1983 and associate editor since 2005.

Among his memorable scoops was revealing the results of the Hutton Inquiry the day before the report was published in 2004.

The seminar is designed to provide an update on key issues and developments in public affairs and will be of interest to those involved in training professional journalists.

Topics up for discussion will include devolution, local government, NHS and the EU.

As well as hearing from the experts, there will be an opportunity to raise any concerns about the NCTJ’s essential public affairs programme of study and examinations with other tutors, members of the examinations board and staff.

The event will also include the launch of the fourth edition of Morrison’s Essential Public Affairs for Journalists by Oxford University Press.

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  • March 2, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    No doubt everyone will hear how political writers are never forced to follow their paper’s political party line and never file biased copy. Great news.

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