Tuesday 29 September 2009

Mark Watts on Journalist shortlist

Freelance Mark Watts (left) has confirmed that he is on the shortlist to succeed Tim Gopsill as editor of the NUJ's magazine the Journalist (see earlier story on possible candidates) .
He says: "I am standing on the basis of making several fundamental changes to the magazine: increasing its frequency; breaking more exclusive stories about the media industry; and launching a proper website."
Watts is a freelance journalist and broadcaster, a member of the NUJ’s London Freelance Branch and the Society of Authors, and the co-ordinator of the FOIA Centre, which helps the media and other clients obtain information using the Freedom of Information Act and other open-access laws.
He is the former chief investigative reporter on Sunday Business, and has worked for other newspapers and television current-affairs programmes such as World in Action. He was a reporter on the Hull Daily Mail.
Ballot papers for the editorship of the Journalist go out to all NUJ members in October and voting closes on 6 November.

1 comment:

James said...

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