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WiJ Helps Launch Women In Local News Awards On International Women’s Day

Behind Local News today announces plans for the first Women In Local News Awards, as part of celebrations for International Women’s Day. […]

By |2021-03-08T16:17:11+00:00March 8th, 2021|News|Comments Off on WiJ Helps Launch Women In Local News Awards On International Women’s Day

Editor Under the Spotlight: Pitch to Elle’s Farrah Storr For A £240 Commission

The magazine industry is under threat. The digitalisation of journalism and the explosion of online content means there’s never been more competition for readers or advertisers. “That’s why I’m obsessed with being different,” says Farrah Storr, editor-in-chief of Elle Magazine. […]

By |2021-03-08T14:04:57+00:00March 7th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Editor Under the Spotlight: Pitch to Elle’s Farrah Storr For A £240 Commission

March 8: Coronavirus & Women In Journalism: Telling the story of our generation

Coronavirus & Women In Journalism: Telling the story of our generation Introduction: Jude Kelly Chair: Alison Phillips Panellists: Christina Lamb, chief foreign correspondent Sunday Times Laura Collins, editor Yorkshire Evening Post Pippa Crerar, Politics editor, Daily Mirror Ashna Hurynag, Correspondent Sky News Stephanie Baker, Senior writer, Bloomberg Eva Simpson, columnist & commentator   Our panel of leading female [...]

By |2021-03-08T18:42:21+00:00March 1st, 2021|Events|Comments Off on March 8: Coronavirus & Women In Journalism: Telling the story of our generation

March 16: New Instagram diversity campaign with LCC

WiJ has teamed up with MA journalism students at LCC to create an exciting new WIJ Instagram campaign and strategy to build on the success of our recent survey of diversity in newsrooms. You are warmly invited to join (online) the students presenting the project, which is also part of their assessment for the MA, on Tuesday 16 [...]

By |2021-03-05T13:20:03+00:00February 28th, 2021|Upcoming Events|Comments Off on March 16: New Instagram diversity campaign with LCC

March 8: International Women’s Day – WiJ joins forces nationwide

Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights In partnership with The British Library and Living Knowledge Network, Hull Libraries presents Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights. Leading up to International Women’s Day we discuss historic, contemporary and future themes of womanhood, exploring gender, equality and liberation. Speakers include award winning journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, bestselling novelist Sarah Ward, historian and author [...]

By |2021-03-08T18:43:36+00:00February 9th, 2021|Events|Comments Off on March 8: International Women’s Day – WiJ joins forces nationwide

Award winning Donna Ferguson launches an exclusive series with Women in Journalism in 2021

Series of bespoke workshops Where : ZOOM  Time : 6 - 7pm Tickets: Members £7.50 and non members £12.50 ( includes EB fee) Workshops have a maximum of 30 places  per session ********************************************* Tuesday 16th March: What editors want to see in pitches. Donna Ferguson has contacted editors she writes for to get their top tips [...]

By |2021-03-02T18:35:05+00:00February 1st, 2021|Upcoming Events|Comments Off on Award winning Donna Ferguson launches an exclusive series with Women in Journalism in 2021

April 6: In conversation with Caroline Wyatt

Caroline Wyatt reported on war and global affairs for over 25 years as a foreign correspondent for BBC News, based in Bonn, Berlin, Moscow and Paris - while travelling to report on conflicts and uprisings ranging from Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Chechnya and the wider Middle East. Since being diagnosed with MS in 2015, Caroline has [...]

By |2021-03-02T18:33:12+00:00February 1st, 2021|Upcoming Events|Comments Off on April 6: In conversation with Caroline Wyatt

In conversation with Katya Adler

Our sixth brilliant guest for our ‘In conversation’ series was Katya Adler, Europe Editor, BBC News, & British Journalism Review’s Charles Wheeler Award winner 2019. She talked to Alison Phillips about her 24-year career, covering Brexit, how she deals with the crossfire from “bringing uncomfortable truths into the living room”, how she manages her family and busy working [...]

By |2021-02-23T13:45:59+00:00February 1st, 2021|Past Events|Comments Off on In conversation with Katya Adler

Congratulations to Women in Journalism member Maxine Boersma, who secured our latest Editor Under the Spotlight commission.

Published today, Maxine pitched the ghost-written article to the Daily Mail’s Femail Magazine editor Josephine Forster in November.   The successful pitch, which has earned Maxine a £750 fee, was pegged to the massively popular Netflix series 'The Queen's Gambit,' and detailed how the game of chess is good for women.    Read article HERE  [...]

By |2021-01-28T10:11:35+00:00January 28th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Congratulations to Women in Journalism member Maxine Boersma, who secured our latest Editor Under the Spotlight commission.

TOP TIPS : How to go freelance: everything you need to know: Write up by Lara von der Brelie

Starting out as a freelancer can be daunting. How do you stay motivated, manage your finances and navigate the complex world of section editors and publications? In this webinar, award-winning journalist and Women in Journalism committee member Donna Ferguson attempted to demystify the world of freelancing. When she started freelancing in 2013, Donna had no [...]

By |2021-01-25T17:20:36+00:00January 25th, 2021|News|Comments Off on TOP TIPS : How to go freelance: everything you need to know: Write up by Lara von der Brelie