Audio recording and editing for journalists – 30 April 2019 (Glasgow)

Podcast listener figures have almost doubled in five years, proving the demand for the spoken word. Some of the most popular podcasts take the form of an interview – something many journalists already have extensive experience of – with one key difference being the higher recording quality.

This one-day course will offer journalists a jargon-free introduction to the equipment, software and skills required to make pro-level interview recordings. It will appeal to those looking to make and publish audio material, offer this service to their employer or freelance clients, or to anyone looking to improve the quality of their interview recordings for their own records.

Course costs £95 for NUJ members which includes a sandwich lunch and all materials.  To book, contact


TV Interviewing skills for journalists – 11 December 2018 – Glasgow

We have a limited number of free places available on our TV Interviewing skills for journalists course running in Glasgow on 11 December.  This course will help journalists to develop their existing journalistic skills for television broadcasting. Television interviewing techniques will be covered with the focus of the session on increasing the range of expertise. If you feel your self-confidence, body language and voice might let you down then this practical workshop is for you.


How to look and feel relaxed. 

How to speak at the right pace.

How to show the best of your personality. 

How to use the right vocal tone to match the content of the interview. 

How to reassure the audience that you are comfortable in front of a camera.

To book a place contact:


Free GDPR Training for freelance Journalists and Photographers in Scotland

Data Protection and the GDPR

You may be aware that from the 25th May the GDPR has been enforced with the possibility of huge financial penalties. You may not be aware that on the 24th May the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) was given Royal Assent.

While the GDPR sets the general rules for data protection the DPA is complementary to it and spells out many of the exemptions and exceptions, in particular for journalism.

NUJ are pleased to be able to offer free training sessions for members in Scotland to help you get to grips with this new data protection regime and its implications for journalism. It will include considerations of data sharing, consent, information security, data subject rights and issues relating to photography

The sessions will take place on the following dates:

28th August (2pm-5pm) Glasgow
30th August (2pm-5pm) Edinburgh
3rd September (2pm-5pm) Perth

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