Listings 14-03-03

LAUNCHES

V

Sector: lifestyle/Welsh language

Frequency: monthly

Price: free with Golwg, £6 on subscription.

Publisher: Golwg company

Welsh current affairs magazine Golwg has launched V magazine, a Welsh language title for young people. The first issue has make-up and fashion coverage, an interview with Brit award winners Liberty X and Welsh band Big Leaves. It also asks young Welsh people where they go out and what they think about big news stories of the moment. Radio 1 Session in Wales presenters Huw Stephens and Bethan Elfyn both write music columns.

Editor: Carys Haf Williams

Contact: V, Golwg Cyf, Blwch Post 4, Llanbedr Pont Steffan, Ceredigion, SA48 7LX.

Tel: 01570 423529

EVENTS

Getting started as a freelance

The London Freelance branch of the NUJ is holding a one-day seminar on working as a freelance . Topics covered include how to find work, dealing with commissioning editors, finance and copyright.

Date : 12 April

Price: £30 (NUJ members) and £37.50 (non-members).

Contact: Humphrey Evans, 17 Wedmore Gardens, London, N19 4DL

Tel: 020 7281 1442

AWARDS REMINDERS

North East Press Awards

Deadline: 21 March 2003

Contact: Keith Seacroft

Tel: 0191 3742947

E-mail: e.c.west@durham.ac.uk

David Watt Prize

Deadline: 31 March 2003

Contact: Celia Beale

Tel: 01985 844613

E-mail: celiabeale@globalnet.co.uk

Website: www.riotinto.com

Visions of Science Photography Competition

Deadline: 30 May 2003

Contact: Katie Watt

Tel: 020 7613 5577

Website: www.visions-of-science.co.uk

One World International Media Awards

Deadline: 21 March 2003

Contact: Danny Winkler

Tel: 020 7874 7609

E-mail: oneworld@owbt.org

London Press Club Awards

Deadline: 31 March 2003

Contact: Dr Mark Bryant

E-mail: lpressclub@aol.com

Tel: 020 7353 7086

Regional Press Awards

Deadline: 1 May

Contact: Andrea Hayes , 19 Scarbrook Road, Croydon CR9 1LX

Tel: 020 8565 3056 E-mail: andreah@qpp.co.uk

REVAMPS

Hip-Hop Connection

Sector: music

Publisher: Infamous Inc

Price: £3.25

Print run: 25,000 plus 3,000 for export.

Now in its 15th year, rap magazine Hip-Hop Connections has been redesigned and revamped to be more punchy, says editor Andy Cowan. News has been condensed on to one page in response to the availability of information on the web. “Before we were predominantly heavy on interviews so we’ve tried to corral those into smaller profiles and more commentory,” says Cowan. “For every large interview there is a counter opinion so there is more critical evaluation.” The 92-page relaunched issues has a cover interview with rapper 50 Cent, features on rappers’ muses and a tribute to Run-DMC’s former DJ Jam Master Jay. New items include “Fight club”, which charts the latest bust-ups in the rap world and a club section,

figures and an improved reviews section.

Editor: Andy Cowan

Contact: Infamous INK

Tel: 01223 210536

Email: hhc@hiphop.com

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