Spotlighting incredible women journalists: This Fan Girl by Amy Drucquer

Women in Journalism Intern Um-E-Aymen Babar begins this week by spotlighting incredible women journalists in the run up to our 30th anniversary. The sport industry has historically been a predominantly white male space and it is so important to also have a platform where women can feel welcomed and safe. These places allow us to flourish, be [...]

By |2022-06-12T13:23:36+01:00June 5th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Spotlighting incredible women journalists: This Fan Girl by Amy Drucquer

Women in Journalism celebrates 30 years at Festival of News

Women in Journalism hosted an exclusive exhibition at Newsworks' Festival of News event last week ( 9/6/22) to celebrate its 30-year anniversary showcasing iconic female journalists, the exhibition pays tribute to leading writers past and present including Marie Colvin, The Sunday Times' foreign correspondent who sadly died while covering the siege of Homs in Syria [...]

By |2022-06-12T16:50:03+01:00May 31st, 2022|News|Comments Off on Women in Journalism celebrates 30 years at Festival of News

Two incredible women, Reem Makari and Janet Osayande

For the final time, WiJ Committee Member Jem Collins returns to spotlight more incredible women journalists from across the UK in the run up to our 30th anniversary. It’s your last chance to nominate your own here. It’s been a pleasure to spend the last month delving into just some of the amazing women working [...]

By |2022-05-30T09:59:07+01:00May 30th, 2022|News|Comments Off on Two incredible women, Reem Makari and Janet Osayande

Women in Journalism Committee Member Jem Collins returns this week to spotlight more incredible women journalists

Women in Journalism Committee Member Jem Collins returns this week to spotlight more incredible women journalists in the run up to our 30th anniversary. Don’t forget to nominate your own here. A lot of the time when we talk about journalism, we focus on the practicalities. Quite rightly, we think about the countless hours chasing down [...]

By |2022-05-23T05:14:31+01:00May 23rd, 2022|News|Comments Off on Women in Journalism Committee Member Jem Collins returns this week to spotlight more incredible women journalists

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

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

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
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