“Winning this award has meant the world to me. Local journalism is the lifeblood of news and it is vital to how we make sense of the world and make it better. Sadly, there has been a crisis building and now the industry is facing unprecedented risk of collapsing. Yet there is hope. The Bureau Local has tapped into the resilience of our industry and formed a network of storytellers that are reimagining a positive future for journalism through collaboration and community focused reporting. Support from Women in Journalism and Wiggin is an investment in that fight and is bringing hope and tangible support for transforming our industry.”
“Winning the Georgina Henry Award in 2018 really was a game changer for both myself and Journo Resources. In an industry that’s sadly all too know for its lack of diversity across all levels, we need initiatives to break down barriers at all levels, and that’s what Journo Resources aims to do. Winning the award gave us so much – the funding was pivotal in allowing me to leave my full-time job for the project, and the support I’ve continued to receive from the Women in Journalism team in the years that followed has been incredible. I really would urge everyone to apply for this award.”
2020 Megan Lucero, director of The Bureau Local, the collaborative, investigative journalism network.
2019 PressPad, offers accommodation to students on work experience or with internships in London who would not otherwise be able to stay in the capital.
2018 Jem Collins, founder of Journo Resources, provides free tools and resources for journalists at the beginning of their careers.
2017 Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, deputy editor of gal-dem magazine, created by women and non-binary people of colour.
2016 Laura Bates, founder of Everyday Sexism