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Magazine of the Chartered Institute of Journalists

Dominic Cooper

  • New President announces Awards for young journalists

    Former CEO of International Building Press, Gerald Bowey, was installed as President of the Chartered Institute of Journalists (CIoJ) at a reception held at the Reform Club in Pall Mall, London. Bowey emphasised the guidance, support, and encouragement that had been at the heart of the Institute for 140 years and announced the launch of a…

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  • UK government to call for evidence regarding open justice

    The government will launch a wide-ranging call for evidence in 2023 following the publication last year of the Justice Committee’s open justice report into court reporting in the digital age. The Institute made a significant contribution to the report, seeking statutory clarification of the rights of media organisations to documents quoted in evidence, and, exposing…

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  • CIoJ photographer’s copyright case upheld

    Institute member Stephen Daniels has had his data protection complaint upheld by the Icelandic Data Protection Authority. Daniels was forced to make a complaint against IMS Vintage Photos after the company published his personal details on the internet. His personal information was printed on the back of a photograph which had been supplied to the…

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  • Merging the Institute’s charities

    At the Institute’s 2016 AGM, a motion was put to members, seeking to merge the Institute’s Benevolent, Orphan and Pension charities. The intention was to produce one charitable entity which would be better suited to meet the needs of today’s society and to introduce efficiencies in the administration of the funds. The outcome of that…

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  • Record-breaker Wally, world’s oldest broadcaster

    At 93, CIoJ member Walter Bingham, presenter of “Walter’s World” on Israel National Radio, has been recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest radio talk-show host in the world. Walter Bingham was born in Germany and witnessed the rise of the Nazis including the book burnings that followed their seizure of power.…

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  • Regional press – crisis deepens

    The recent demise of the Oldham Evening Chronicle – the latest in a long line of local press closures – highlights the crisis in the UK newspaper industry, and politicians are failing to respond, says CIoJ President Mark Croucher. “The watchdogs of democracy are dying while global social media companies enrich themselves on the profits…

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  • Kuenssberg gets protection

    BBC political correspondent Laura Kuenssberg has been given a bodyguard after suffering a tirade of constant abusive and threatening messages, mostly from the far-left. Spectator journalist Isabel Hardman said the threats comes from “the belief that certain people do not deserve to have opinions and high-profile jobs and instead deserve abuse and threats. “Those who…

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  • Editor’s comment

    Elsewhere in The Journal you will read of the demise of yet more regional newspapers. It would be easy to form the view that “the Press” here in Britain is shrinking. But is it? While “news”, especially at the local and regional level, may be harder to come by in printed form than it was,…

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  • Documentary film-makers scoop major awards

    Whicker’s World Foundation has announced the winners of its latest Funding Awards. The top award, £80,000, for a first-time feature-length documentary maker aged 35 or under, went to Pailin Wedel of Bangkok for “Hope Frozen”, a compassionate film probing the ethics and morality of cryogenics and the meaning of death. Wedel, 34, is a Thai-American…

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  • Charity praises media on mental health

    New research from the charity Mind shows that media coverage of mental health problems improves understanding and promotes help seeking. News reports, documentaries, celebrity interviews, soap and drama storylines about mental health have a huge impact on encouraging people to talk, show new findings released by Mind. More than a third (35%) of people who…

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