Newspaper Society’s New Media Award 2003
Put your website up for a prize in the Newspaper Society’s New Media awards. Founded to recognise the best new media products in local and regional papers, there are eight prizes to be won, including best weekly newspaper internet site, best daily newspaper site, best web design and best online community service. Judges are looking for compelling content, innovative design, ease of navigation and high levels of interactivity. The awards will be presented at a gala dinner in London on 22 September. Closing date for entries is 4 July.
Contact: Lynsey Giddings, New Media Awards, The Newspaper Society, Bloomsbury House, 74-77 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DA
Tel: 020 7636 7014 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Investigative Journalism Workshop
Fancy yourself as the next Woodward or Bernstein? Improve your investigative journalism skills on this three-day summer school for working journalists. Classes are run by the Investigative Reporters and Editors group from the University of Missouri’s school of journalism. Topics including business investigations, war reporting, working in continental Europe, the use of technology for evidence for and against journalists, freedom of information in Europe and the US, police, organised crime, the security services, sports and the law. This is a non-profit event, which is sponsored by the Lorana Sullivan Foundation and hosted by Westminster University. The course is £250 for journalists, £200 for NUJ members and £150 for students.
Date: 18-20 July
Venue: University of Westminster, London NW1
Price: £30 per year
Publisher: The Museums Association
MP, the magazine for curators and designers, has been redesigned to include colour pictures.
Editor: Javier Pes
Contact: MP, 24 Calvin Street, London E1 6NW
Tel: 020 7426 6920
BBC Wildlife Magazine
Sector: leisure interests: wildlife
Publisher: BBC Worldwide
BBC Wildlife Magazine has undergone a total revamp for its June issue. The magazine has a new masthead, as well as an environmentally friendly varnished front page to enhance the quality of the cover image. Editor Rosamund Kidman Cox says: “The look of the magazine is very important – that conveys the beauty of the subject matter we’re dealing with.
“The design is simpler and cleaner and makes more use of the wonderful photographs that we have access to. Equally, we take pride in the quality of the writing and editing.” Kidman Cox has also introduced monthly pocket guides – the first edition looks at garden creatures.
Other new features include “Natural Choice”, an ethical consumer guide and “Inquiry”, a question and answer overview piece about topical issues. Mark Carwardine, a wildlife writer and presenter, will contribute a column on conservation issues and BBC environment correspondent Alex Kirby will write a news overview.
Editor: Rosamund Kidman Cox
Contact: BBC Wildlife Magazine, Broadcasting House, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR
Tel: 0117 973 8402
Fax: 0117 946 7075
ILT Journalist of the Year
Deadline: 31 May
Contact: Janet Eady, Institute of Logistics & Tranbsport, Earlstrees Court, Earlstrees Road, Corby, Northants NN17 4XQ