‘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 |2020-07-10T14:22:27+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 |2020-07-10T14:15:04+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 |2020-07-10T14:25:25+01:00July 8th, 2020|News|Comments Off on New Marker For Grave Of First Woman To Edit A National Newspaper

Message from Eleanor Mills & WiJ committee: Black Lives Matter

Women in Journalism have been campaigning for twenty eight years for more diversity in the media. We believe that to serve democracy the media needs to be a mirror that truly reflects society. Yet too often because of the unrepresentative nature of the journalists who write the stories and the editors who choose them, the [...]

By |2020-07-10T14:24:51+01:00June 9th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Message from Eleanor Mills & WiJ committee: Black Lives Matter

How To Work From Home And Stay Sane: 10 Top Tips

Jane Woods runs Changing People, a coaching and training business dedicated to the advancement of women. She is kindly offering free coaching sessions to WIJ members - see below. I know loads of you work from home usually so maybe it’s not that different, but… well, it is different now, isn’t it?  Working from home [...]

By |2020-07-10T14:29:17+01:00May 1st, 2020|News|Comments Off on How To Work From Home And Stay Sane: 10 Top Tips

Lynn Faulds Wood obituary

Lynn Faulds Wood, the brilliant journalist, broadcaster and health campaigner was fearless and funny, warm and wise. A good friend to anyone with a grievance or in need of help, it seems fitting that just before she had the massive stroke on Thursday night, which led to her death, she had been outside her Twickenham home clapping for [...]

By |2020-07-10T14:26:44+01:00April 25th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Lynn Faulds Wood obituary

Women in Journalism Georgina Henry Award for innovation : sponsored by leading media lawyer WiGGIN LLP

Highly commended: Dr Frances Ryan This is work that has been instrumental in redefining disability reporting in Britain. She seeks to expose injustice and elevate the personal and unique voices of those so often marginalised.     Winner: Megan Lucero The Georgina Henry Award celebrates innovation in digital journalism - we are delighted to give [...]

By |2020-04-03T11:54:03+01:00April 3rd, 2020|News|Comments Off on Women in Journalism Georgina Henry Award for innovation : sponsored by leading media lawyer WiGGIN LLP

Coronavirus support: What every journalist needs to know. By Donna Ferguson (@DonnaLFerguson)

  If you are a journalist feeling anxious about your income during the coronavirus crisis, we have some good news: there are many places you can go to get support. This is true for staffers and freelancers alike. The government has announced packages of support for both employed and self-employed workers. You can find out [...]

By |2020-07-08T17:04:39+01:00March 27th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Coronavirus support: What every journalist needs to know. By Donna Ferguson (@DonnaLFerguson)

Advice from ‘Welldoing’ for WiJ members and family

The coronavirus pandemic has completely changed the way we are living right now, bringing with it great anxiety and fear about our uncertain future. While we cannot predict how people will respond to government initiatives to slow the spread of the virus, we can all take steps to calm ourselves and decrease our rising panic. [...]

By |2020-07-08T17:08:14+01:00March 25th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Advice from ‘Welldoing’ for WiJ members and family

Seven best ways to stay in touch online

WIJ member and social media journalist Rebecca Shepherd @Rubexa  rounds up the best online tools to help us stay connected During this period of self-isolation you might technically be alone but thanks to the wide range of technology available, you’ll never be lonely. From online video platforms like Zoom to fun social media apps like [...]

By |2020-07-08T17:06:21+01:00March 25th, 2020|News|Comments Off on Seven best ways to stay in touch online