Welcome to this week’s wonderful Wednesday mailing. Ruth’s away this week so you’ve got me again!
First of all, many thanks to all who turned up to UPLOAD 2012, the MediaNet/Christians in Journalism Conference last Saturday. It was great to catch up with old friends, and meet some new ones. If you joined theMediaNet on or just after Saturday and this is your first mailing, welcome to you! By all accounts the conference was very well received. I hope to get some pictures up soon, but there is audio from some of the sessions already online here. Thanks once again to Ruth for organising a brilliant day. If you are interested in writing a brief review of the day for publication on the website, please get in touch.
As mentioned on Saturday, the Church and Media Network has announced a Day of Prayer for the Media on Sunday 20th May. Info and resources are on the website. If you are involved in a Church, please try and make this known so that it will have the greatest impact nationally.
The next Church and Media Conference has also been announced, taking place in Salford on 24th and 25th September. Info and booking details here.
We now have 743 members in theMediaNet. That’s a huge number, and it's growing daily. Welcome to new members!
Student Essay competition
The organisation Voice of the Listener and Viewer (VLV) has announced its annual student essay competition. Entrants are invited to submit an essay of 2000 words on the subject "What challenges do social media pose for Public Service Broadcasting? How should Public Service Broadcasters address those challenges?"
There are two prizes of £400 each - one for undergraduate and one for a graduate student. The closing date for entries is Friday 15th June 2012. To find out more visit www.vlv.org.uk.
Twitter tip – if you’re a journalist and you like to use Twitter to keep up, try this list of 50 Twitter chats for Journalists, from journalism.co.uk
I think that’s it for now. Enjoy the rest of the week!