Women in Journalism is 21!   -  join us to celebrate in style at NEWS UK on December 1st from 7pm. Tickets will go fast so book now at



The lines between journalism and PR are rapidly becoming blurred, as businesses bypass traditional media to use the digital world to get their messages across.

Join us for a highly topical discussion in association with Women in PR as a leading panel of experts, chaired by Eleanor Mills, Editorial Director of the Sunday Times debate:

Panel includes:
* Tiffanie Darke, Creative Content Director, News UK: @tiffaniedarke
* Jackie Brock-Doyle,  Director of Communications for the London Olympics 2012 and currently Group CEO of Good Relations PR consultancy

In today’s world of branded content what’s the difference between PR and journalism?

Venue: Weber Shandwick, 2 Waterhouse Square. 140 High Holborn, London, EC1N 2AE

Date: Thursday November 6th 2014

Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm (7-8pm debate)

Cost: £15 per ticket for WIJ members and £20 for non-members, including wine and canapés.

Note: This event will be very popular so please reply a.s.a.p. to secure a ticket.





 There are more than 2.5 million Muslims living in Britain, but community groups often complain that the way they are portrayed in the media is narrow and unrepresentative. How true is that? And what are challenges that Muslim journalists and broadcasters face in the media? Join our panel, which includes New Statesman writer Myriam Francois-Cerrah, freelance journalist and playwright Iman Qureshi, and the Huffington Post’s Mehdi Hasan,  Bim Adewunmi, acting women’s editor at the Guardian.

Also invited are  Sayeeda Warsi,  Sara khan (Inspire)  and Matthew Syed

Chaired by  Women In Journalism’s chair Eleanor Mills. From 6.00pm at News UK.  This is a members only event.  You can join WiJ for 1 year and attend

To book:


Dates for Diary
Nov 6, Joint event with Women in PR
December 1, Women in Journalism celebrates its 21st birthday, News UK,  7-9pm
More information to follow

The Pen is mightier than the sword :

All welcome:

Date: Wednesday 5th November 2014 at 12:30pm at St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, London EC4 .

Followed by a reception at the Voltaire Bar, Crowne Plaza City Hotel, New Bridge Street:

RSVP: Anneliese Cooper Blake:

Alexandra Campbell is running two ‘How to Write a Successful Blog’  workshops in London and one in Kent.Journalists who have enjoyed the workshops include You Magazine editor  Sue Peart ( ‘I was a complete dinosaur about all this until Alexandra’s  workshop but I started blogging the following day’), Paula McWaters (‘a  very productive evening’), arts and entertainment journalist Maureen  Paton (‘blogging made easy, thanks to Alexandra’s excellent workshop’),  Amicia de Moubray (‘inspiring and illuminating – I’d recommend this  workshop to anyone’), former Telegraph journalist, Kylie O’Brien  (‘brilliant workshop’) and many more.All workshops include one hour of free personal follow-up by phone, email or Skype afterwards. 2 hours follow-up is available for just £25 extra.
November 18th Kent workshop is from 6.30-8.30pm in Faversham on October 16th anyone would like to talk to Alexandra about the workshops before  booking, call her on 07976 222834My writing workshops, consultancy and ‘how to blog’ is on  (follow me on @WriteToPromote)
My novels are on (follow me on @ninabellbooks)
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The Dylan Thomas in Fitzrovia Website has gone live at

Join Griff Rhys Jones, Tom Hollander, Owen Teale, Hannah Ellis (Dylan Thomas’s grand-daughter) and others for the launch of the Dylan Thomas in Fitzrovia Festival.
Festival week 20-26th October. Festival weekend 25-26th October
Festival Director Jason Morell will outline the full programme of over 20 high profile events that include:
 *All-star gala concert at the South Bank centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall with full orchestra with special guest stars Tom Hollander, Sian Phillips, Jonathan Pryce, Griff Rhys Jones, Owen Teale and many others.
 *Stan Tracey’s Under Milk Wood jazz suite, one the most celebrated jazz recordings ever made.
 *Exhibition of hitherto unseen images of Dylan Thomas by Nora Summers
 *Poetry slams, jive competitions reading, exhibitions, films, archive, music, dance, Welsh Chorales and sheep across Fitzrovia over Festival Weekend
*The only West End performance of Terry Hands acclaimed Under Milk Wood
 *A new interactive tour of Dylan’s Haunts and pubs 

Photographic and interview opportunities with Tom Hollander, Griff Rhys Jones and  Owen Teale.  Launch of the Dylan Thomas Breakfast Challenge. Drink a pint and a raw egg and film yourself for Facebook. Drinks and reception courtesy of Ove Arup.RSVP to Jason Morell,

To join the House of St Barnabas: Please cut and paste this link into your browser

One World Media’s latest event, ‘Kickstart your foreign reporting career’, will be a series of three sessions running from 11am – 5pm on Wednesday 5th November at RichMix in Shoreditch. Tickets are available from Eventbrite ( and are priced at £12 for each individual session, or a full day pass for £33. More detailed information on the event can be found here (



This event is for university students and new entrants into journalism, photography, documentary and multi-media broadcasting interested in covering stories from the developing world and those working in NGO communications. There will be three sessions aiming to inspire and advise on how to work as a freelancer and get your work commissioned, as follows:

-          In conversation with Sky’s leading Special Correspondent, Alex Crawford; In this special conversation with One World Media Vice-Chair Phil Harding, Alex will discuss life as a foreign correspondent. She’ll talk about the essential skills you need for this competitive industry, how to get your foot in the door and how to stay safe in an increasingly dangerous occupation. There will also be time at the end of the session to ask Alex questions and advice.

-          The Business of Freelancing; In an increasingly competitive market where entry-level jobs are thin on the ground, how do you get your foot in the door? Become a freelancer! Our panelists will share their wealth of experience in navigating the freelance world and will advise on the pitfalls and challenges, what to avoid and how to stay afloat. Q & As will follow the session.

-          Meet the commissioners; So you have a story in mind, but how do you get it commissioned? This panel brings together senior commissioners who are on the look-out for international stories. They’ll help you understand what kind of content they publish, how you can approach them and what they look for in a pitch. Q & As will follow the session.

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