Our AGM will take place ahead of one of our zoom events - to be decided.
The Fulbright Commission, in partnership with the Rita Allen Foundation, is looking for a talented individual to blend the practice and teaching of journalism in a new Civic Science Storytelling Award, in order to further understanding of civic science. Hosted for 18 months by the University of Oregon’s Center for Science Communication Research (SCR), the [...]
Joining our fabulous line up of guest speakers - we are delighted to welcome Charlene White, ITV News presenter and regular panelist on Loose Women. Charlene is the latest to take part in this series. Previous speakers have included BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg, Guardian editor-in-chief Katharine Viner, BBC news presenter and reporter Mishal Husain; Channel 4 [...]
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 [...]
We can’t sweep the hidden heartache of miscarriage under the carpet – Laura Collins, YEP Editor & WiJ Committee member
Starting the conversation is the toughest part but as a society we need to start tackling the taboo about early miscarriage. Today I share my personal story. Grief is a very complex and challenging emotion. It is a dark sadness that looms over us as we try to comprehend the loss of someone very close [...]
Women in Journalism & Man Bites Dog are calling for journalists to take part in one of the largest and most comprehensive studies.
We are aiming to find answers to how the lives of women in the profession have changed, whether or not they have more power in editorial decision-making, whether the media’s use of female subject matter experts has grown or decreased, and what the impact of the pandemic has been on women. WIJ chair, Daily Mirror [...]
Congratulations to Women in Journalism member Tara Hepburn, who secured our latest Editor Under the Spotlight commission. By Laura Whitcombe
Tara received a £240 fee for successfully pitching a first-person piece to ELLE Magazine editor-in-chief Farrah Storr for the title’s anonymous digital series Secret Lives of Women. For obvious reasons we are not able to reveal the story that Tara wrote, but recent articles in the series have included secrets as diverse as 'I'm Well-Paid, But I Steal Hundreds Of [...]
Off The Record is a journalism newsletter which comes out every Thursday afternoon. Each week we’ll tell you what events are coming up which might tickle your fancy, include a brief review of the best journalism podcasts that week so you don’t have to listen to the rubbish ones and, more importantly, report on who’s [...]
The level of online abuse, editorial, ethnic, age and gender discrimination, as well as increased domestic chores loaded on female journalists during the pandemic, are just a few of the areas that a major survey launched this week by Women In Journalism will be investigating. The survey sent out WIJ’s 900+ members and to 30,000 subscribers [...]
Women in Journalism (WIJ) is looking for a student journalist, or a young journalist starting out on her career, to write regular profiles of women “hero” journalists jailed or under attack for their journalism somewhere in the world. This is an important role highlighting the many female journalists struggling to get their stories heard despite [...]