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Anna Babinets and Victoria Roshchyna by Elena Vardon

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 [...]

By |2022-05-16T09:42:58+01:00May 16th, 2022|Heroes|Comments Off on Anna Babinets and Victoria Roshchyna by Elena Vardon

Protecting your mental health in a newsroom

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 [...]

By |2022-05-16T12:30:50+01:00May 16th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Protecting your mental health in a newsroom

Jem Collins nominates another incredible woman: Robyn Vinter

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 [...]

By |2022-05-16T09:26:20+01:00May 16th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Jem Collins nominates another incredible woman: Robyn Vinter

ONLINE: June 8, 6pm: How to get the most of the WiJ mentoring scheme

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. [...]

By |2022-06-10T13:13:10+01:00May 10th, 2022|Past Events|Comments Off on ONLINE: June 8, 6pm: How to get the most of the WiJ mentoring scheme

WiJ statement: The sexism and misogyny that persists in sports journalism and media

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 [...]

By |2022-05-10T11:07:25+01:00May 9th, 2022|News, Uncategorised|Comments Off on WiJ statement: The sexism and misogyny that persists in sports journalism and media

WiJ Intern wins 2022 Hugh Cudlipp Journalist Award

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 [...]

By |2022-05-09T09:24:46+01:00May 9th, 2022|News|Comments Off on WiJ Intern wins 2022 Hugh Cudlipp Journalist Award

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 [...]

By |2022-05-30T10:07:07+01:00May 4th, 2022|Uncategorised|Comments Off on ONLINE May 18, 1pm: WiJ Language Matters: Disability – A workshop for journalists reporting on disability and disabled people.

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 [...]

By |2022-05-03T17:04:38+01:00May 3rd, 2022|News|Comments Off on Spotlighting incredible women. This week Jem Collins nominates gal-dem’s amazing oral history of Bend It Like Beckham.

Spring Party 2022

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, [...]

By |2022-05-02T16:45:51+01:00May 2nd, 2022|News|Comments Off on Spring Party 2022

Exploring the ‘invisible contract’ between the palace and the press…

Join Ailsa Anderson, Russell Myers,  and Roya Nikkhah, in conversation with Kate Mansey, Assistant Editor, The Mail on Sunday  discussed the invisible contract between the press and the palace. With the jubilee over our panel talked about their experience as royal editors, the stories they have been uncovering and what it is like working closely [...]

By |2022-05-30T10:06:26+01:00April 29th, 2022|Past Events|Comments Off on Exploring the ‘invisible contract’ between the palace and the press…
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