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#followjourn: @neilchandler – Neil Chandler/chief reporter

#followjourn: Neil Chandler

Who? Neil Chandler

Where? Neil is the Daily Star Sunday chief reporter. Articles for the post are aggregated at this link. He also has a Twitter page.

Contact? @neilchandler.

Just as we like to supply you with fresh and innovative tips every day, we’re recommending journalists to follow online too. They might be from any sector of the industry: please send suggestions (you can nominate yourself) to laura at journalism.co.uk; or to @journalismnews.

#followjourn: @jaynehowarth – Jayne Howarth/freelance

#followjourn: Jane Howarth

Who? Freelance journalist

Where? Jayne has been in the newspaper industry for 20 years, 15 of which were spent with regional daily paper the Birmingham Post. She has her own wordpress site website at at this link.

Contact? @JayneHowarth

Just as we like to supply you with fresh and innovative tips every day, we’re recommending journalists to follow online too. They might be from any sector of the industry: please send suggestions (you can nominate yourself) to laura at journalism.co.uk; or to @journalismnews.

Excellence in New Communications Awards open for entries

The 2010 Excellence in New Communications Awards are now open for entries.

The awards are organised by the Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), a global non-profit research and education foundation focused on the study of development in new media and communication.

The awards are in six categories and recognise the work of individuals and corporations, nonprofit, educational and media outlets that are pioneering the use of social and mobile media, as well as marketing, public relations and advertising.

The SNCR is based in San Jose, California.

The deadline for entries is Friday 10 September 2010.

New legislation threatens to restrict press freedom in South Africa

Concern is growing in South Africa over the passing of a piece of legislation that could, if passed into law, restrict freedom of the press in the country and jeopardise government transparency.

According to Iqbal Jassat for the Media Monitors Network, the African National Congress (ANC) is in the process of passing the Protection of Information Bill, which would allow “classification of information associated with commercial contracts entered into by government, state-owned enterprise and state entities”.

At the heart of the current debate are two significant developments: a new piece of legislature before parliament titled the Protection of Information Bill; and the disclosure by the ANC that a media tribunal, a system of state regulation is back on the agenda.

While the purpose of the bill is to replace apartheid-era secrets act with a democratic framework of information protection, a range of submissions warning of its draconian nature has raised serious concerns.

Full story at this link…

The Protection of Information Bill can be downloaded from: www.info.gov.za

Bevins Prize now open for entries

Investigative journalism award the Bevins Prize is now open for entries.

According to its organisers, the award, which is named after political journalist Anthony Bevins, “aims to encourage and promote that relentless pursuit of truth”.

Bevins was born in Liverpool in 1942 and went on to work as a political correspondent and political editor for the Times, the Sun, the Daily Mail, the Observer, the Express and the Independent. He died in 2001.

Last year’s winner was awarded to Paul Lewis for his stories on the death of Ian Tomlinson at the hands of the police in the G20 riots in 2009.

The Prize is a bronze statue of a rat up a drainpipe.

For more details see the Bevins Prize site.

World Press Photo 2010 tour comes to Edinburgh and London

Winning images from the World Press Photo 2010 contest will be exhibited at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh from 3 August until 28 August.

The WPP 10 exhibition is touring the the world and will return to the UK for an exhibition at the Royal Festival Hall, London from 12 November until 9 December.

In 2009, Anthony Suau took the top prize in the photography contest for his image of home evictions in Cleveland, Ohio.

See a full list of exhibition dates and locations at this link

#followjourn: @MarkOgier – online editor/game reviewer

#followjourn: Mark Ogier

Who? Mark is online editor and game reviewer for the Guernsey Press and the Globe.

Contact? @MarkOgier

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#followjourn: @james_randerson – environment editor

#followjourn: James Randerson

Who? Deputy head of environment at the Guardian and editor of environmentguardian.co.uk.

Where? James’ Guardian profile with collected articles is at this link.  He’s also on Journalisted and LinkedIn. He Tweets about the environment and more at…

Contact? @james_randerson

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#followjourn: @louiseridley – Louise Ridley/web editor

#followjourn: Louise Ridley

Who? Louise Ridley

Where? Web editor and writer at BBC Focus Magazine. More information on Louise’s career can be found on her LinkedIn page

Contact? @louiseridley

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NUJ silver surfers can get together online with new Facebook group

Silver surfers from the NUJ 60+, an organisation dedicated to the unions “old(er) hacks”, can now come together online on a Facebook page launched just for them.

‘Old(er) hacks aloud’, which currently has just five members, offers a space to “seek old mates, share anecdotes, ideas and opinions on the world of journalism today and yesterday”.

Old(er) Hacks aloud! is a way of using the internet to involve those who use this medium and those who will do, in whatever way they want (observing NUJ ethics of course), seriously or to have some fun.

The NUJ, which is affiliated at national level to the National Pensioners Convention, says the 60+ group provides members with an opportunity to “use their vast experience and collective voice”.