No, that doesn’t mean support the Tories (“we are all in this together” my arse).
Ballot papers went out today to NUJ members asking them to chose the next editor of the Journalist. This very important post is responsible for the print magazine, but will increasingly be doing things online.
There are eight candidates, but I’m happy to be supporting Rich Simcox. Rich is a very active and connected grassroots trade unionist. He’s also an expert in union communications, currently working on the Public and Commercial Services union’s communications.
I’ve gotten to know Rich reasonably well over the last year or so and had no hesitation adding my name to his campaign. From a new media point of view, I’m confident that Rich will not only have some great ideas for the NUJ’s site, but will also be open to suggestions.
You can visit Rich’s campaign website at: http://richsimcox.co.uk/
If you’re in London tomorrow (Wednesday, 7 October), there is a hustings for candidates from 7pm in the big upstairs committee room at NUJ HQ, 308 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8DP, where you can judge for yourself who the best candidate is.