New Chair: Alison Phillips, editor of The Daily Mirror, takes over as WIJ chair

Alison Phillips, the new chair of Woman in Journalism (WIJ) has vowed that the campaigning organisation, will be “a noisy advocate for trusted journalism” in an epidemic of fake news and with journalists burdened by the lockdown.  She takes over from Eleanor Mills under whose leadership WIJ increased membership, ran more events and launched influential [...]

By |2021-02-09T10:29:31+00:00February 9th, 2021|News|Comments Off on New Chair: Alison Phillips, editor of The Daily Mirror, takes over as WIJ chair

Congratulations to Women in Journalism member Maxine Boersma, who secured our latest Editor Under the Spotlight commission.

Published today, Maxine pitched the ghost-written article to the Daily Mail’s Femail Magazine editor Josephine Forster in November.   The successful pitch, which has earned Maxine a £750 fee, was pegged to the massively popular Netflix series 'The Queen's Gambit,' and detailed how the game of chess is good for women.    Read article HERE  [...]

By |2021-01-28T10:11:35+00:00January 28th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Congratulations to Women in Journalism member Maxine Boersma, who secured our latest Editor Under the Spotlight commission.

TOP TIPS : How to go freelance: everything you need to know: Write up by Lara von der Brelie

Starting out as a freelancer can be daunting. How do you stay motivated, manage your finances and navigate the complex world of section editors and publications? In this webinar, award-winning journalist and Women in Journalism committee member Donna Ferguson attempted to demystify the world of freelancing. When she started freelancing in 2013, Donna had no [...]

By |2021-01-25T17:20:36+00:00January 25th, 2021|News|Comments Off on TOP TIPS : How to go freelance: everything you need to know: Write up by Lara von der Brelie

Job alerts w/c 12 April with partners Cision & Journo Resources

    Visit Cision Jobs to see the latest journalism roles and create tailored job alerts Find jobs HERE      Find Journos Resources  jobs and internships  HERE    Other Opportunities Opportunity to work at Gendered Intelligence: Gendered Intelligence (GI) is a registered not-for-profit charity, established in 2008. Their mission is to "increase understandings of gender diversity [...]

By |2021-04-11T08:56:19+01:00January 24th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Job alerts w/c 12 April with partners Cision & Journo Resources

Memories of Katharine Whitehorn by Julia Gregory

It was always a pleasure seeing Katharine Whitehorn at journalism events, especially on dark cold winter evenings when we all thought twice about venturing out.   As a trailblazing journalist Kath wore her celebrity lightly and was keen to discuss current issues and of course look for copy for her next column. I can’t remember [...]

By |2021-01-14T16:24:21+00:00January 14th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Memories of Katharine Whitehorn by Julia Gregory

Bridget Rowe ( 1950 – January 12, 2021)

Bridget Rowe, former Editor of the Sunday Mirror, Sunday People and TV Times has died. After a series of brain seizures, she was admitted to hospital on Boxing Day where she developed Covid-19 and passed away on Tuesday aged 70. Bridget worked for a succession of magazines: 19, Petticoat, Club, Look Now and Woman's World, before becoming Assistant Editor of The Sun, then [...]

By |2021-01-14T16:25:38+00:00January 14th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Bridget Rowe ( 1950 – January 12, 2021)

Katharine Whitehorn 1928 – 8 January 2021

Women in Journalism chair Eleanor Mills pays tribute to a pioneering female journalist - and family friend I first met Katharine Whitehorn at family parties - she was a great friend of my aunt Barbara Mills's sister, Sheila. She'd be clad in a silk shirt, drinking gin and had the most fantastic gravelly voice, posher [...]

By |2021-01-10T14:57:50+00:00January 10th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Katharine Whitehorn 1928 – 8 January 2021

Message from Jane C Woods of Changing People

Last year I offered free coaching as lockdown began. Generally speaking working for free is not usually recommended as a great career move; after all, if you put a nil value on what you offer why would anyone else value it? Well, yes, but value is not all about money, is it? Surely we all discovered [...]

By |2021-01-05T16:10:59+00:00January 5th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Message from Jane C Woods of Changing People

WIJ money masterclass for journalists

Top tips on managing your finances, getting support and making the most of your earnings – supported by Journalists’ Charity.  by Lara von der Brelie Journalism can be a competitive industry at the best of times, but 2020 has brought unprecedented challenges.  In partnership with the Journalists’ Charity, WIJ hosted a panel on how journalists [...]

By |2021-03-24T11:24:54+00:00December 7th, 2020|News|Comments Off on WIJ money masterclass for journalists

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