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Editor Under The Spotlight: Rosie Nixon Of HELLO! On Starting Out, Celebrity Culture, And The Importance Of Kindness

By Laura Whitcombe, WiJ Committee Member & Freelance Journalist HELLO! is the magazine that shook up the magazine market and the world of celebrity reporting when it launched in the UK over 30 years ago. Its critics have called it lightweight – but it has consistently secured celebrity and royal exclusives followed up by press [...]

By |2020-08-23T14:16:48+01:00August 17th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Editor Under The Spotlight: Rosie Nixon Of HELLO! On Starting Out, Celebrity Culture, And The Importance Of Kindness

Big audiences, little revenue by Aleks Krotoski

Podcasts are attracting new and loyal listeners, but most cost more to make than the producers will ever recoup Podcasting is the thing on everyone’s earbuds right now – little audio special deliveries of essential news updates, dramatic true crime, comedy gabfests and thought-provoking documentaries. By many accounts, radio is in its second golden age, [...]

By |2020-09-22T10:54:02+01:00August 7th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Big audiences, little revenue by Aleks Krotoski

Bureau of Investigative Journalism opportunities

Five exciting new roles coming up at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism: reporter - health inequalities; reporter - algorithms; community organiser; assistant production editor, operations assistant.  Find out more  HERE 

By |2020-07-31T10:30:59+01:00July 31st, 2020|News|Comments Off on Bureau of Investigative Journalism opportunities

Ingrid Wall is appointed our second WiJ special Ambassador

We are delighted to announce our second WiJ Ambassador -  Ingrid Wall following Barbara Taylor Bradford's inaugural appointment last year. Ingrid Wall recently took part in a WiJ Zoom conversation about the life of her remarkable late daughter, the investigative journalist Kim Wall (write up can be found HERE). It was clear that Ingrid, herself a journalist, [...]

By |2020-07-29T14:14:12+01:00July 29th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Ingrid Wall is appointed our second WiJ special Ambassador

Exclusive work opportunities for WIJ members

Editor-in-chief of Hello! Rosie Nixon is a writing force of nature. Her third novel is out in November, she has a movie in pre-production and is currently steering one of Britain’s best-selling women’s weeklies from a makeshift office in her bedroom.  From August 17 Rosie is exclusively sharing with Women in Journalism her experiences of [...]

By |2020-08-14T08:44:15+01:00July 20th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Exclusive work opportunities for WIJ members

‘Time and Tide: Connections and Legacies’

‘Journalism is the first draft of history’ is a maxim amongst journalists. But as Women in Journalism points out on its website, that draft of history too often excludes female points of view. While some women are working at senior levels of broadcast journalism, newspapers are lagging behind, with just 25% of news stories on [...]

By |2020-07-20T17:24:55+01:00July 10th, 2020|News|Comments Off on ‘Time and Tide: Connections and Legacies’

Rachel Beer and Nellie Bly – Their Legacies Live On

She was the first woman to edit a British national newspaper, two in fact.  Yet Rachel Beer’s (1858-1927) headstone failed to note her remarkable career as editor of both The Sunday Times and The Observer at the end of the nineteenth century. Her neglected marker in Tunbridge Wells Municipal cemetery defined this convention-busting journalist only [...]

By |2020-07-20T17:28:02+01:00July 10th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Rachel Beer and Nellie Bly – Their Legacies Live On

New Marker For Grave Of First Woman To Edit A National Newspaper

A marker has been added to the grave of Rachel Beer (nee Sassoon), the first female editor of a British national newspaper, to commemorate the achievement. Rachel Beer edited both The Sunday Times and The Observer in the 1890s, a time when women were barred from the much of public life including the parliamentary press [...]

By |2020-07-22T15:26:58+01:00July 8th, 2020|News|Comments Off on New Marker For Grave Of First Woman To Edit A National Newspaper

WRITE UP: In Conversation with Ingrid and Joachim Wall: By Ashleigh Swan

When Swedish journalist Kim Wall went to interview an eccentric inventor in the summer of 2017, the story ended in tragedy. Three years later, Women in Journalism were honoured to welcome Jochim and Ingrid Wall, parents of Kim, to our online event on 14 July to celebrate the life of a remarkable young woman, recorded [...]

By |2020-09-12T15:05:37+01:00July 3rd, 2020|Events, Past Events|Comments Off on WRITE UP: In Conversation with Ingrid and Joachim Wall: By Ashleigh Swan