It was great to meet some of you last night at the Nefarious UK Premier. For those of you that couldn’t make it, I would highly recommend trying to get to another screening around the country (details here). Before the film screened, the audience were wisely reminded of a very important truth: films change people and people change the world. I think this truth can be broadened to media in general – so be encouraged that working in the media is important, that what you do matters.
London Gathering tomorrow
A quick reminder of the HTB Media/ MediaNet screening and gathering TOMORROW night at HTB. For more details and to book your place, email email@example.com
Manchester gathering 16th July
We’re going to have an informal gathering in Salford on 16th July evening – it will either be in Café Logos where we’ve met once before or across from the Quays in one of the drinking establishments there – I’ll keep you posted, but stick it in your diary!
Brighton gathering 20th July
Just a reminder that we’ll be meeting at St Luke’s Prestonville in Brighton – please drop me a line if you think you can make it.
Young Christians wanting to work in the media
Just to reiterate, if you know of any young Christians who are just starting out in the media or who are wanting to break into the industry, please do let them know about this amazing opportunity to win a free place to the Church and Media network conference in September – more details here
They might also want to check out the Radio Worldwide Course for some practical tips – it runs from 6-19th July and you can find out more details here
Simon Hartley is a Technical Director at Sky and juggles between working crazy shifts, volunteering as an ambulance technician and helping out with media stuff at his church. Read this interview with him here and why not say hello?
The EDF Energy London and South of England Media Awards 2012 are open for entry. They honour the best in journalism across the London and the South of England – an area comprising Dorset, Hampshire, Kent, East and West Sussex, Surrey, the wider London area and Berkshire. For more info and to apply, check out the HoldTheFrontPage website
Commercial broadcast journalists needed
Are you a journalist? Working within commercial broadcast media? If so, Ali Burnett would really love to hear from you. Please could any members of MediaNet - particularly if you're with Sky, IRN or any of Global, Bauer or Orion stations - get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org or 07774 248189
Share your thoughts
If you’ve had a chance to read the article about singing the songs of zion while in a foreign land, it would be great to hear some practical things that you’re doing in your workplace – feel free to use the comments box to share your thoughts…
What does ambition look like for Christians? Are we allowed to want to succeed in what we do? MediaNet member Tim Plymming shares some helpful thoughts here
Launch event for journalists
The Director and Trustees of Lapido Media would love to invite you to the launch of their new series – Handy books for journalists on Religious Literacy in World Affairs. Muslim commentator Ziauddin Sardar will be in conversation with BBC correspondent Dan Damon. It will be at the Frontline Club, London on 27th September. RSVP is essential. For more info and to RSVP check out our website
Please Pray - funding needed
MediaNet member Rosalie Faithful has a prayer and actual request for funding :
I'm a recent producing masters graduate from Screen Academy Scotland and I'm producing this very short Short. We're raising money on indiegogo at:
People can also 'Like' our facebook page if they want - facebook.com/goodluckedinburgh.
My church has very kindly said I can use the hall for the filming for a very reasonable fee, so £150 of the budget is actually going straight to http://www.kingschurchedinburgh.org/
The Evangelical Alliance are looking for a Media Team intern to write for their website and Idea magazine. Find out more info here
Ever stuck without equipment for filming – why not use your smart phone? Read more about the Guardian trailing the iphone here
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Hopefully see some of you tomorrow or at one of the other gatherings
theMediaNet Development Worker