Editor Under the Spotlight: Opportunity Returns With £750 Daily Mail Commission

By Laura Whitcombe, WiJ Committee Member & Freelance Journalist In this second instalment of Women in Journalism’s new Editor Under the Spotlight series, Josephine Forster, editor of the Daily Mail’s Femail Magazine talks about what it’s like working for the number one selling national newspaper – it knocked The Sun off the top spot in June [...]

By |2020-11-02T15:58:46+00:00November 2nd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Editor Under the Spotlight: Opportunity Returns With £750 Daily Mail Commission

Rethink and renew your career with our expert panel. Write up by April Ryan

Pandemic or not, stepping in as a fresh face into journalism has always offered curveballs. After all, switching professions has always been a daunting process, and for some, it’s not always a choice. However, since this year has thrown a global pandemic into the mix, the confidence of potential future journalists even further. Yet while [...]

By |2020-11-14T12:25:30+00:00October 26th, 2020|Events, News|Comments Off on Rethink and renew your career with our expert panel. Write up by April Ryan

Columnist wanted

Mslexia magazine is looking for someone to write The Knowledge, a quarterly feature about genre fiction. Each feature focuses on a single popular genre (e.g. police procedural, women’s saga, YA fantasy), identifying recent trends and distilling a tongue-in-cheek ‘recipe’ for success. Whoever takes this on will need to scour literary websites and the Bookseller and [...]

By |2020-10-20T16:39:50+01:00October 20th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Columnist wanted

Editor Under the Spotlight update: Congratulations Ashlee Elizabeth-Lolo on today’s HELLO! byline

Women in Journalism member Ashlee Elizabeth-Lolo has had her first commission for the national press published today in this week’s issue of HELLO! magazine – and been paid a fee of £400.  The 25-year-old writer from Birmingham successfully pitched to HELLO! editor-in-chief Rosie Nixon as part of Women in Journalism’s new Editor Under the Spotlight series, which [...]

By |2020-10-12T10:21:35+01:00October 12th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Editor Under the Spotlight update: Congratulations Ashlee Elizabeth-Lolo on today’s HELLO! byline

We are the leading training, networking and campaigning organisation for journalists in the UK and we need an enthusiastic intern looking to kickstart a brilliant career in journalism.

Women in Journalism has more than 700 active members and 16,900 Twitter followers. We welcome women at all stages of their career, from students to leading media professionals. We run twenty events a year featuring top industry talent at seminars, talks and parties, before the pandemic at venues including the House of Commons, News UK, [...]

By |2020-09-22T10:48:54+01:00September 22nd, 2020|News|Comments Off on We are the leading training, networking and campaigning organisation for journalists in the UK and we need an enthusiastic intern looking to kickstart a brilliant career in journalism.

Exclusive: New Research By WiJ Reveals Shocking Lack Of Media Diversity Across Newspapers, Radio & Television

In the aftermath of the death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter protests, all parts of the media have promised to become more representative of the communities they serve. At Women in Journalism we believe that the media becomes a distorting lens rather than a true mirror when the media teams who cover [...]

By |2020-09-18T11:05:24+01:00September 16th, 2020|News, Past Projects, Research|Comments Off on Exclusive: New Research By WiJ Reveals Shocking Lack Of Media Diversity Across Newspapers, Radio & Television

Testing time for women to take the crown : Eleanor Mills in the British Journalism Review

The new editor of the FT has struck a blow for diversity. But are women reaching the industry’s summit only in time to see print slip away? Despite its pink hue, the Financial Times has always been the epitome of the old white male business establishment. But not any more. In January this year, Roula [...]

By |2020-09-02T18:20:58+01:00September 2nd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Testing time for women to take the crown : Eleanor Mills in the British Journalism Review

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