A networking, campaigning, training and social organisation
Women in Journalism is a networking, campaigning, training and social organisation for women journalists who work across all the written media, from newspapers and magazines to digital media. To learn more about WIJ click here
“This is an exciting moment not just for media, but for feminism, with a new generation picking up the baton and a feeling of excitement, possibility and new battles to fight.
“At WIJ we want to be at the forefront of the debate about how we get a more diverse and representative press. We are also running a campaign around media sexism - #mediasexism – to highlight where women are treated unfairly in the media and when they are extolled as role models. Laura Bates won the inaugural Georgina Henry award at the NPA for her everday sexism campaign – applications for this years award are welcome now (Jan 2016)
“We are here not just to encourage discussion, however, but also to help you get on in your career – this January 2016 we launched our WIJ mentoring programme.”
Author, journalist and former national newspaper editor
WIJ Hon. President
“Ever since I launched Women in Journalism in 1994 it has been at the forefront of the industry.
“Over those 17 years, women journalists from all over the UK, have joined in their hundreds. Every level of entrant, from well established national newspaper editors, to the newest freelance have attended WIJ talks, lectures, debates, discussions and many other events.
“The organisation has a history of encouraging fairness, whether by teaching women how to ask for more money, to making sure that females in the business have mentors and advisors that they can turn to for the help whilst doing this complex, and occasionally dangerous, job. Updating the website should continue to aid women wherever and however they seek to report and write.”