Ukrainian journalist Anna Babinets, 37, is used to controversy, and to being on the receiving end of threats. The investigative agency Slidstvo.info, that she co-founded ten years ago, specialises in investigating high-level crime and government corruption. Babinets - who in 2019 received the International Women’s Media Foundation Courage in Journalism Award - recalls how, when [...]
For mental health awareness week this year Dr. Sian Williams, Genelle Aldred and Gemma Sherlock all shared their top tips on how to protect your mental health when working in a newsroom. The Mental Health Foundation announced the week will explore the experience of loneliness, its effect on our mental health and how we can [...]
Women in Journalism Committee Member Jem Collins returns this week to spotlight another incredible women journalist in the run up to our 30th anniversary. Don’t forget to nominate your own here. For the past couple of years’ I’ve been part of a WhatsApp group for journalists from working-class backgrounds. I’m not normally a group chat [...]
Please join us at a special online event for all the amazing women on our mentoring scheme. You'll be able to share advice, tips and suggestions with mentors and mentees on the scheme, ask questions and make suggestions about how WIJ can support you to get the best of your time with your mentoring partner. [...]
The Scottish Football Writers Association (SFWA) has apologised after guests walked out in protest when a keynote speaker made offensive jokes. Women in Journalism Scotland co-chair Gabriella Bennett and Eilidh Barbour led the walkout. Eilidh Barbour later tweeted: “Never felt so unwelcome in the industry I work in than sitting at the Scottish Football Writers [...]
Um-E-Aymen Babar won the 2022 Hugh Cudlipp Journalist Award for her debut piece in Wisden's quarterly, The Nightwatchman, writing about the parallels of institutional racism in cricket and Cambridge University in the wake of the Azeem Rafiq scandal. The editor of Daily Mirror and current WiJ chair, Alison Phillips, presented the award. Cudlipp judges said her [...]
ONLINE May 18, 1pm: WiJ Language Matters: Disability – A workshop for journalists reporting on disability and disabled people.
Disabled journalists are underrepresented in newsrooms and the reporting around disability is largely done by people with little or no lived experience of it. This can lead to outdated stereotypes, language and images being used, which at times alienates and even offends audiences. Language matters and we want to support newsrooms and content creators in [...]
Spotlighting incredible women. This week Jem Collins nominates gal-dem’s amazing oral history of Bend It Like Beckham.
Hello all! My name is Jem, and I’m part of the committee here at Women in Journalism. I’ve been a journalist for about eight years now, after graduating back in 2014, which is longer than I thought it was when I started writing this sentence. I mostly spend my time running my own website, chasing [...]
After two years of Covid and cancellations, last week we were finally able to come together to celebrate, support and network. The pandemic faced everyone with working from home, furlough and even redundancy – but the hardest hit were women. Having organisations like Women in Journalism, which can support women journalists and tackle gender discrimination, [...]
Join Ailsa Anderson, Russell Myers, and Roya Nikkhah, in conversation with Kate Mansey, Assistant Editor, The Mail on Sunday, as they discuss the invisible contract between the press and the palace. With the jubilee approaching, our panel will be talking about their experience as royal editors, the stories they have been uncovering and what it [...]