Women on Air: Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism conference
Friday 4 April 2014, 9.00am – 1.00pm
By invitation only, a conference announcing the results of the Women Experts research project at City University London.
- New research on the numbers of women experts in UK broadcast news and the numbers of women ‘on air’ as reporters and correspondents, from Lis Howell
- Heads of News panel chaired by Professor Stewart Purvis respond to the figures – BBC, Channel 4, ITN and Sky
- Keynote speaker – plus speakers from academia and the broadcasting industry
- Further details to be released on 7 March
- Covered by Broadcast magazine and supported by the Reuters Institute
With drinks reception and lunch.
Places are limited, so please indicate if you would like to attend by emailing Peter Aggar asap.
WRITE TO PROMOTE…
yourself, your work or your interests
Would you like to learn more about blogging, writing for the internet or whether you should be writing – or self-publishing – non-fiction books? Journalist, author and copywriter, Alexandra Campbell, will workshop your journalistic and writing skills to get you started on blogging, self-publishing and more, and help you avoid common mistakes.
Classes are held at 1 Ashchurch Park Villas,London 6.30-8.30pm £40 per 2-hour session. Booking and more info: www.writetopromote.co.uk
March 24: How to write a non-fiction book. Should you self-publish? The pros, cons and realities of self-publishing. What are publishers looking for now? Do you need an agent?
‘Feedback was very positive – Alexandra’s courses were well-structured, engaging and informative, in a relaxed atmosphere.’ Anne McLaren, director, Creek Creative Studios.
‘Alexandra’s course was authoritative and she has a brilliantly clear, dynamic style of teaching. As a journalist, I know that the principles of journalism and ‘writing to promote’ have some similarities, but I picked up some useful tips which I now use regularly.’ Kylie O’Brien, The Daily Telegraph
Email email@example.com for details or call Alexandra Campbell on 07976 222834.
WIJ members and their guests are invited to attend Media Society events
Event: Is the BBC in crisis? – 5 March 2014
Chair: Steve Hewlett (Presenter, The Media Show, BBC Radio 4)
Date: Wednesday, 5 March 2014 from 18:00 to 20:00 (GMT)
Venue: Adam Street Private Members Club, 9 Adam St, WC2N 6AA, London, United Kingdom
Supported by the Financial Times
It used to happen every decade, now the BBC seems to lurch from monthly crisis to crisis. The BBC Trust, trust in the BBC, Jimmy Savile uncovered, George Entwhistle unfrocked, Senior managers filling their boots on departure. Tory MPs are on the warpath. Where will it end?
Will the BBC Charter be renewed intact in 2017.
Big questions, plenty of answers.
(To mark the publication of the book IS THE BBC IN CRISIS? Edited by John Mair, Richard Tait and Richard Lance Keeble)
Book today: https://is-the-bbc-in-crisis.eventbrite.co.uk
We would like to invite you to our MeCCSA Postgraduate Network event, Challenges and Changes: Women in Journalism and Media, on Wednesday 12th March 2014, at Liverpool John Moores University, Redmonds Building. The MeCCSA PGN in collaboration with Liverpool John Moores University have organised a full-day event (9.30am – 5pm).
Topics to be addressed during this event include: overarching issues for women in journalism and the media industry; the influences of women writers in both newspaper and literary journalism in Britain from the 1970s to the present; the continued (mis)representation of women in media content; online abuse of female journalists; the position of women’s sports writers; the involvement of women in decision-making structures across European media institutions; diversity in the workplace.
Confirmed speakers and panel members include: Prof. Karen Ross, Northumbria University; Prof. Suzanne Franks, City University; Prof. Deborah Chambers, Newcastle University; Deirdre O’Neill, Leeds Trinity University; Dr. Rhianne Jones, BBC; Dr. Lis Howell, City University; Dr. Vicky Canning and Dr. Helen Monk, Liverpool John Moores University; Prof. Haifa Takruri-Rizk, Salford University (and more tbc).