Events

WIJ Workshop: learn to be a brilliant blogger at the fabulous Corinthia Hotel

Alexandra Campbell, blogger at themiddlesizedgarden.co.uk will be running her over-subscribed one-day workshop again in September.

Where: Corinthia Hotel London, Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2BD, UK
corinthia.com/london

When:Saturday September 24, 2016

Time: 10.00 – 15.30

Tickets are limited and include refreshments : £95 plus booking fee

Here’s what attendess said after the last session

‘Hugely helpful, very well structured and well explained!’ Alice Hart-Davis, freelance beauty journalist
The workshop had proper useful information that could be readily applied.’ Clare Gogerty, freelance journalist.
‘Very informative, made blogging look so much fun,’ Anne Horner, freelance journalist, news & feature writer

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

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sally bPersonal Journalism: WIJ Sally Brampton tribute

Personal Journalism: WIJ Sally Brampton tribute

When: Tuesday October 11, 2016
Time: 6.30 – 9.30

Where: St Bride Foundation, Bride Lane, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8EQ
Ticket price (to include drinks): £20

Sally Brampton, who died early this year, won huge respect among the many WIJ members who were her former colleagues and friends. WIJ is holding an event in her memory on the theme of ‘personal journalism’ – how much is the right amount to give away, how do you judge that, say no to too much and also put yourself and your experiences out there to help others – all subjects very close to Sally’s life and career.

The panel will be chaired by former Independent on Sunday editor and WIJ committee member Lisa Markwell, and includes

* Louise Chunn, former editor of Psychologies magazine, and founder of welldoing.org, the therapists directory and self-development, mental health and wellbeing website

* Bryony Gordon, author of Mad Girl and Telegraph columnist

* Rebecca Armstrong, features editor of the ‘i’ paper and columnist

The ticket price  (£20) will include networking drinks and a donation to Mind, the mental health charity

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/personal-journalism-wij-sally-brampton-tribute-tickets-27382182846

 

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