This is the website of the British journalist, Tim Dawson. My day job is as the Deputy General Secretary of the International Federation of Journalists. We represent more than 600,000 journalists in more than 180 trades unions and associations around the world. Before becoming a trades union official, I wrote regularly for national newspapers and magazines in the UK and USA, and produced audio visual packages for a variety of organisations. For twenty years, I wrote weekly for The Sunday Times and was a section editor on that paper for a decade.
On this site you will find pieces that I write mostly for my own amusement as well as an archive of work stretching back to the early days of my career.
I have also worked as a photographer, trainer, speaker, conference chair and facilitator, a PR, a copywriter, and an event and project manager.
I have been a member of the executive of the National Union of Journalists since the late 1990s and served as the union’s president between 2016 and 2018. I convene the International Federation of Journalists expert group on the surveillance of journalists.  I write about  NUJ-related matters here. In this capacity, I regularly speak at major public events including recent meetings at the Palace of Westminster, the European Parliament and the Trades Union Congress.
Current and previous clients include:
The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Guardian, Scotland On Sunday, The Scotsman, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Western Mail, The Herald, The Morning Star and The Daily Star (Beirut), Humanité (France).

The New Statesman, Prospect, The Times Education Supplement, The Surveyor, Housing Today, New Civil Engineer, People Weekly (US), Cycling Plus, Bicycling (US), People Management, and Amateur Photographer.

Copywriting, campaign management and event reporting
The Royal National Institute for Deaf People, The GMB, The Edinburgh International Festival, Electric Word plc, Prostate Scotland, Nautilus International, The International Federation of Journalists, The Authors Licensing and Collecting Society, and Electric Word plc.

The Guild of Health Writers, HBOS, The Royal Bank of Scotland, The Labour party, The National Union of Journalists, The National Union of Students, Acanthus Architects, Wilson James plc, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the International Federation of Journalists.

Byline, Prostate Scotland, NHS Highland

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