WiJ Seminar: How to start – and grow – a successful podcast

When: November 30, 2016
Where: Wiggin llp
Time : Starts 6.30. Panel starts at 7. Networking drinks 8.00. Ends 8.45

The British media is beginning to catch up with the American podcast boom. But how easy is it to break into podcasting? Can the huge success of Serial be repeated over here? What skills (and equipment) are needed? And can you make a living from it?

We are joined by three experts: Fiona Symons, who oversees podcasts at the Financial Times; Caroline Crampton, co-host of the New Statesman’s pop culture podcast SRSLY, and Helen Zaltzman, who hosts The Allusionist, the first British podcast on the Radiotopia network, which has 13 million downloads a month and hosts the popular Criminal and West Wing Weekly podcasts.

Chaired by WIJ deputy chair Helen Lewis.

Members : £10 ( plus eventbrite fee_
Non members £15 ( pluseventbrite fee)


 WiJ Christmas Party 2016

Book now to make sure of a ticket for our fabulous Christmas party

When : Monday December 5, 2016
Time: 19.00 to 21.00
Where: 17th Floor, News UK, 1 London Bridge St, SE1 9GH

Members £10 : Non members  £20




A WiJ/ FT seminar

What’s it like to be a top female financial and business broadcast journalist today? How did these journalists get to the top of their field in national and international TV, radio and podcast broadcasting? What helped them along the way? What advice do they have to offer other female journalists who want to become financial, business and City broadcast journalists, and to those who are already working in this field but would like to know how to improve their chances of getting to the top?

On Thursday January 19th, Becky Barrow, editor of Sunday Times Money and Women in Journalism Committee Member, will chair a discussion with an all-star panel on this topic and attempt to get some answers!

The panelists joining us on the night will be:

  • Claer Barrett, editor of FT Money and the FT Money Show podcast presenter
  • Kay Burley, Sky News presenter
  • Helia Ebrahimi, Channel 4 business correspondent
  • Steph McGovern, BBC Breakfast business presenter
  • Sarah Pennells - Share Radio presenter, broadcast journalist and founder of

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