A Panel Discussion   

Women in Money and Business Journalism - a female success story.

In partnership with the The Financial Times and Lansons

Date: Tuesday 29th September, 2015

Time: 6.30pm –  9.30pm 

Venue: Kindly hosted by The Financial Times

Address: Conference suite,  The Financial Times, One  Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9HL

Panelists:  ​

Becky Barrow, head of money, Sunday Times (chair) @BeckyBarrow

Hilary Osborne, editor, Guardian money online @HilaryOsborne

Merryn Somerset Webb, editor, Money Week and FT columnist. @MerrynSW

Natalie Holt, editor, Money Marketing @Natalie_Holt_MM

Donna Ferguson, award-winning freelance financial journalist @DonnaLFerguson

Laura Hastings, joint MD, Lansons @LansonsLatest

An event to celebrate the success of women in Money and Business Journalism. Top industry panelists,many of whom are working mothers,  will be answering the question: Why should you choose to work in Money or Business journalism – and what does it take to get to the top?



How to Work With Brands: Women in Journalism & Women in PR  Digital Debate & Networking Drinks, 3 November 2015

The lines between journalism and PR are rapidly becoming blurred as brands bypass traditional media and develop their own content to get their messages across. Join us for a highly topical discussion and networking drinks with Women in Journalism.

Venue: Ketchum, 35-41 Folgate Street, London E1 6BX

Date: Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm (Debate: 7.00pm-8.00pm)

The Panel

The panel will be chaired by, Eleanor Mills, Chair of Women in Journalism and Editorial Director of the Sunday Times. Panellists include:

  • Louise Court, Editor in Chief, Cosmopolitan
  • Jackie Hunter, Editor of Wall Street Journal, Custom Studios
  • Helena Raven, Head of Digital, NSPCC
  • Jo-ann Robertson, Partner & Managing Director, Corporate & Public Affairs UK, Ketchum


The cost of the event is just £10 for members of  Women in Journalism  & Women in PR and £20 for non-members (plus EB fee) , including wine and canapés. Book your place via Eventbrite :




Venue: YMCA CITY, 8 Errol Street, London, EC1Y 8SE

Date: Saturday, 10 October 2015

Time: 10.00am -16.00 pm

Limited places: 10 available

Cost : £95 per person (includes lunch & refreshments) plus booking fee

Has anyone ever told you ‘you should blog?’ And did you know that:

  • Blogging helps establish you as an expert in your field?
  • A regular blog attracts hits to your website
  • A blog can make money – (but is it worth the work)?
  • Blogging is an essential part of an ‘author platform’.
  • You can be paid to blog for companies and organisations

If you’ve thought of starting a blog – or you’ve started one, but feel it’s not achieving anything – join our Women In Journalism all day blogging workshop.

In a small, interactive group, we’ll cover

  • How and why blogging works
  • What you need to know before you get a blog
  • How to come up with ideas for blog posts
  • The structure of a blog post – why it’s not just a magazine article online
  • The importance of headlines
  • Easy ways of creating or acquiring blog post images
  • Promoting your blog – don’t let it languish in hyper-space
  • How blogs make money
  • Opportunities for guest-blogging and ghost-blogging for companies

Quotes from journalists who have attended Alexandra’s workshops:

  • ‘I was a complete dinosaur about all this before I went to Alexandra’s workshop –and you can quote me on that! I started my editor’s blog the following day.’ Sue Peart, Editor The Mail on Sunday You Magazine
  • ‘Blogging made easy, thanks to Alexandra’s instructive and informative workshop.’ Maureen Paton, arts and culture journalist
  • The course couldn’t have been more inspiring and illuminating about how to write a blog. I’d recommend it to anyone thinking of blogging,’ Amicia de Moubray, author and journalist

 Alexandra Campbell is a blogger, author and journalist. She’s worked on or written for Good Housekeeping, She, The Times Magazine, the Daily Telegraph and many more. Her gardening blog, The Middle-sized Garden, is no 5 in the UK’s Top 10 Garden Blogs. She has advised and taught a wide range of freelances, small companies and charities to blog, ranging from journalists, photographers and designers to barristers, authors and lifestyle companies. Her novels have been published by Penguin and Little Brown and she also writes books on interiors.

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WiJ members are invited to LPC events

Our first-Tuesday drinks evening returns to the Frontline Club next week – plus news on our next editor Q&A event

September 1: First-Tuesday drinks
After a break in August we return to the Frontline Club next Tuesday for our monthly, informal drinks evening, supported by Gorkana. A chance for everyone from industry veterans to those just starting out to catch up in a fitting setting.

October 7: Amol Rajan in conversation
After London Press Club events with the editors of the Daily Mail, Evening Standard, Guardian, Independent on Sunday, The Sun and the Telegraph a chance to hear from Independent editor Amol Rajan. We join with the Media Society and Gorkana to present a drinks reception at The Independent’s offices with guest speaker Rajan. Press Club members can reserve a free space by emailing Media Society members and non-members can book places online, for £10-15.

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