TOP TIPS for interviewing: Emma Barnett ‘in conversation’ with Alison Phillips

TV and radio presenter, columnist, author: it’s no surprise that Emma Barnett (@emmabarnett) is one of the UK’s top award-winning journalists. By day, she is a presenter of Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio4. By night, she co-hosts BBC2’s flagship current affairs programme, Newsnight. Her groundbreaking book, ‘Period: it’s about bloody time’ is just out in [...]

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TOP TIPS: Mary Ann Sieghart ‘In conversation’ with Amber Rudd

Writer and broadcaster Mary Ann Sieghart joined Amber Rudd, former Home Secretary and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, to talk about Sieghart’s latest book The Authority Gap – Why women are still taken less seriously than men, and what we can do about it, in our latest ‘In Conversation’ event. The pair shared [...]

By |2021-07-07T17:31:49+01:00July 7th, 2021|Past Events|Comments Off on TOP TIPS: Mary Ann Sieghart ‘In conversation’ with Amber Rudd

TEN TOP TIPS: How to thrive in regional journalism

Thanks very much to our panel of expert local journalists from around the country. You can watch the recording above, or read our summary below of their excellent top tips for thriving in regional journalism. Chair: Laura Collins, WiJ committee member and editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post. Panel: Maria Breslin, editor of the Liverpool [...]

By |2021-07-05T16:40:06+01:00June 29th, 2021|News, Past Events|Comments Off on TEN TOP TIPS: How to thrive in regional journalism

June 8 : Mothers in the media: how do they make it work?

How to keep your career on track when you have children? As the pandemic has shown us, the challenge of juggling work and family still falls mostly on female shoulders. Our stellar panel are at all stages of their careers, from national newspaper editor and leading broadcaster to TV journalist just back from her first maternity [...]

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How to use Instagram to boost your career 

Our Instagram-savvy panel gave an insight into how the social media powerhouse can help elevate your career. We looked at ways to build your profile and grow your following, unpicking the differences between features like Stories and Reels and how best to use them, and sharing secrets to making money from the platform and attracting [...]

By |2021-06-10T08:21:00+01:00June 7th, 2021|Past Events|Comments Off on How to use Instagram to boost your career 

Sian Williams ‘In conversation’ with Pippa Crerar

Sian Williams talks about her career in broadcast journalism – and her work as a psychotherapist In a career spanning 35 years, Sian Williams, the main anchor on Channel 5 News, has reported on events as harrowing as the Asian tsunami, the Hillsborough disaster and the 2005 Pakistan earthquake.  She talks to the Daily Mirror’s [...]

By |2021-06-10T08:21:48+01:00June 5th, 2021|Events, Past Events|Comments Off on Sian Williams ‘In conversation’ with Pippa Crerar

Watch Back: Afua Hirsch In Conversation With Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

Joining our fabulous line up of guest speakers, we were delighted to welcome Afua Hirsch, Guardian columnist, best-selling author of Brit(ish) and Equal to Everything, broadcaster, Wallis Annenberg Chair at The University of Southern California  - and former barrister.  Afua was interviewed by WiJ honorary committee member and award winning columnist, broadcaster and author Yasmin Alibhai-Brown. Afua [...]

By |2021-07-05T16:40:38+01:00May 9th, 2021|Past Events|Comments Off on Watch Back: Afua Hirsch In Conversation With Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

10 Tips On How To Be A Successful Podcaster

By Camomile Shumba In April, we gathered together four successful podcasters who told us of the energy, creativity, and hustle needed to create a podcast which was “like having a constant friend, you can always rely on.” We heard from Hannah Ajala, Lorraine Candy, Francesca Specter, Cara McGoogan with the guidance of chair Daisy Wyatt, [...]

By |2021-06-21T10:24:37+01:00May 4th, 2021|Past Events|Comments Off on 10 Tips On How To Be A Successful Podcaster

May 11 Masterclass: How to make money from blogging, YOUTUBE or social media

How journalists earn has diversified. It now includes making money from your blog, YouTube channel or social media channels. Journalist and author Alexandra Campbell now estimates around 70% of her writing income is earned from her Middlesized Garden blog and YouTube channel. In this workshop, she’ll explain what the new media income streams are and [...]

By |2021-05-19T08:19:33+01:00April 28th, 2021|Past Events|Comments Off on May 11 Masterclass: How to make money from blogging, YOUTUBE or social media

18 May Masterclass: Tips on how to find amazing case studies and reliably come up with good ideas.

Tuesday 18th May: Tips on how to find amazing case studies and reliably come up with good ideas. The secret to finding great case studies and sources of inspiration for ideas to pitch. How to build a contacts database and get stories no one else gets.  

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