Georgina Henry Award for Digital Innovation  2018 –  now open for entries

Georgina Henry Award for Digital Innovation  2018 – now open for entries

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Women in Journalism has announced its 4th annual journalism Georgina Henry Award for Digital Innovation  to be presented at the prestigious National Press Awards sponsored by WIGGIN LLP. (March 13, London Hilton)The prizes (£4000 in total) will be used to complete a pro ...
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Seminar Summary: ‘Harassment in the newsroom: what happens now?’

Seminar Summary: ‘Harassment in the newsroom: what happens now?’

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This seminar was a timely effort to catalyse the end of harassment within UK media. It's a topical and yet prehistoric issue that has remained largely unreported until now, posing the question; ‘Why did it take newspapers so long to realise this was a story’?Many of our WiJ student members atten ...
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Women in Journalism Mentoring Scheme 2018 Now Open For Applications

Women in Journalism Mentoring Scheme 2018 Now Open For Applications

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How would you like your media career to be nurtured by some of the most senior women in the business?The Women in Journalism committee is made up of some of the most influential female print, broadcast, radio and online journalists and editors of our time.After a very successful fir ...
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Free Maternity Comeback Workshops

Free Maternity Comeback Workshops

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Talent keepers  programme maternity and career comeback workshops will continue in 2017 from our base in St Albans, Hertfordshire. We know that many women don’t have access to the kind of support we provide our clients’ maternity returners and with this in mind, part of our ‘ ...
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The Tycoon and the Escort: the business of portraying women in newspapers

The Tycoon and the Escort: the business of portraying women in newspapers

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Report by Eleanor Mills, Katie Hind, Áine QuinnResearchers: Megan Baynes, Caitlin Doherty, Jessica Frank-Keyes, Emily Hawkins, Sara Lovejoy, Evie PrichardThis research will be launched at a public event at the LSE on September 19 2017Read the report with charts in PDF: The Tycoon and the Es ...
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Grenfell Tower: Why aren’t more women covering big news stories? The readers, and the general public, are not getting the full story, writes Katie Hind

Grenfell Tower: Why aren’t more women covering big news stories? The readers, and the general public, are not getting the full story, writes Katie Hind

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They are words I’ve heard several times in my career, whenever I deviate from my usual beat of writing about celebrities, but this time it was much more memorable.“What’s that f-ing showbiz girl doing down here?”, I overheard a male news reporter from a rival newspaper say. I was at Grenfell ...
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Standard masculine viewpoints dominate the agenda and public understanding, writes Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Standard masculine viewpoints dominate the agenda and public understanding, writes Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

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Four years ago, a student from a reputable university asked if we could meet for coffee. She really, really, really wanted to become a newspaper or online journalist and wanted me to tell her all about it. We met. Naomi (not her real name) was smart, informed and enthusiastic. She knew more about th ...
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Gender and the news industry: Why it’s important to focus on mainstream newspapers. Despite the loss of readership, they shape the discourse on contemporary issues, writes Marina Franchi

Gender and the news industry: Why it’s important to focus on mainstream newspapers. Despite the loss of readership, they shape the discourse on contemporary issues, writes Marina Franchi

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Marina Franchi will take part in the panel discussion The Tycoon and the Escort: the business of portraying women in newspapers, hosted by LSE Business Review, Women in Journalism UK and Catalyst.In her blog post, Allyson Zimmerman identifies the press as a site where stereotypical representations o ...
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Media should reflect all society, not just a typically male ruling class, writes Jane Martinson

Media should reflect all society, not just a typically male ruling class, writes Jane Martinson

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A hunch five years ago that the front pages of British newspapers were dominated by men prompted research that proved the hunch right: daily newspapers were full of male writers and voices.Since then much has changed, not least the appointment of the UK’s second female prime minister, the first wo ...
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British society sees itself through a predominantly old, white male gaze

British society sees itself through a predominantly old, white male gaze

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The media is the mirror that society holds up to itself, it is through newspapers – online and off – that the first draft of history is created and power held to account. At Women in Journalism we believe that it is vital to the functioning of democracy that the mirror the media holds up to soci ...
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