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Coronavirus support: What every journalist needs to know. By Donna Ferguson (@DonnaLFerguson)

  If you are a journalist feeling anxious about your income during the coronavirus crisis, we have some good news: there are many places you can go to get support. This is true for staffers and freelancers alike. The government has announced packages of support for both employed and self-employed workers. You can find out [...]

By |2020-03-28T14:04:37+01:00March 27th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Coronavirus support: What every journalist needs to know. By Donna Ferguson (@DonnaLFerguson)

Advice from ‘Welldoing’ for WiJ members and family

The coronavirus pandemic has completely changed the way we are living right now, bringing with it great anxiety and fear about our uncertain future. While we cannot predict how people will respond to government initiatives to slow the spread of the virus, we can all take steps to calm ourselves and decrease our rising panic. [...]

By |2020-03-25T17:20:50+01:00March 25th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Advice from ‘Welldoing’ for WiJ members and family

Seven best ways to stay in touch online

WIJ member and social media journalist Rebecca Shepherd @Rubexa  rounds up the best online tools to help us stay connected During this period of self-isolation you might technically be alone but thanks to the wide range of technology available, you’ll never be lonely. From online video platforms like Zoom to fun social media apps like [...]

By |2020-03-25T13:45:19+01:00March 25th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Seven best ways to stay in touch online

Her Spirit app is now FREE for EVERY women in the UK thanks to the support from Sport England Lottery funding. 

  Our mission to inspire women to be happier and healthier has never been more important. To help keep you motivated and feeling less socially isolated through this during this period of national uncertainty we will hosting the following within the Her Spirit Community: Daily live workouts - Yoga, indoor cycling, mobility and strength sessions [...]

By |2020-03-23T17:11:51+01:00March 23rd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Her Spirit app is now FREE for EVERY women in the UK thanks to the support from Sport England Lottery funding. 

Message from Eleanor Mills and Alison Phillips

Dear WIJ members, Hello to you all – wherever you are we hope you are keeping safe and keeping cheerful. We know that is not easy, we are all in uncharted territory and for many of us that comes with anxieties both health related and financial. We are all going to have to deal with [...]

By |2020-03-22T17:33:15+01:00March 22nd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Message from Eleanor Mills and Alison Phillips

Panel led by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown celebrates International Women’s Day and women of colour in the media: By Kristina Hristova

Over 50 members and guests attended a celebration of International Women’s Day, kindly hosted by the University of Westminster on Wednesday 11 March. Students and professional journalists were treated to an honest and passionate conversation on the struggles and successes of women of colour and migrant heritage in the media. The discussion was chaired by [...]

By |2020-03-18T12:24:04+01:00March 18th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Panel led by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown celebrates International Women’s Day and women of colour in the media: By Kristina Hristova

WIJ is here to help – support for members during the epidemic

We really know at WIJ what it's like to work from home, and how staying in touch with others is vital for our sanity. So we would like to commission a member to write a "how to" piece on using online apps, tools to for meetings, chats while we are isolated at home - Google hangouts, Zoom, [...]

By |2020-03-18T12:24:46+01:00March 18th, 2020|News|Comments Off on WIJ is here to help – support for members during the epidemic

Georgina Henry Award 2020 – Congratulations to our shortlisted winners. Sponsored by WIGGIN LLP

Shortlisted: Iona Bain , Megan Lucero, Dr Frances Ryan &  Lizzy Dening The award was set up to honour Georgina Henry, who was a founding member of Women in Journalism as well as former deputy editor of the Guardian and head of Guardian.co.uk, before her death in February 2014. Iona Bain Iona Bain is founder of the Young [...]

By |2020-03-27T09:49:44+01:00March 16th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Georgina Henry Award 2020 – Congratulations to our shortlisted winners. Sponsored by WIGGIN LLP

WANT TO PREVENT EXTREMISM? GET SERIOUS ABOUT MUSLIM MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING

British Muslims for Secular Democracy ( BMSD) launch a landmark report titled ‘The Inner Lives of Troubled Young Muslims - Well Being in the Age of Islamicist Extremism and Anti-Muslim Hatred’ written by six Muslim women. It explores the effects on Muslim youth of anti-terrorism measures, racism, family and community conflicts and cultural expectations. ‘… [...]

By |2020-03-12T15:01:40+01:00March 12th, 2020|News|Comments Off on WANT TO PREVENT EXTREMISM? GET SERIOUS ABOUT MUSLIM MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING

What previous mentees and mentors say about the scheme 

Mentees “I am deeply honoured to have the fantastic Eve Pollard, founder of Women in Journalism and former Fleet Street editor,  as a mentor. Long after the official mentor period she continues to advise, inspire and counsel me. Returning to work after maternity leave, I couldn’t have wished for a greater cheerleader at a time [...]

By |2020-03-12T14:54:16+01:00March 12th, 2020|News|Comments Off on What previous mentees and mentors say about the scheme