The hot media subject for 2018 “Do women journalists get equal opportunities and pay?” will be debated at a London Press Club event, it has been announced today.
The debate being chaired by columnist and broadcaster Anne McElvoy is being held in association with the Society of Editors, Women in Journalism and the Stationers & Newspapermakers livery company.
On the panel will be: Miriam Gonzalez (Inspiring Girls founder and lawyer), Sue Ryan (head of training for Mail publishing group and committee member of Women in Journalism); Charlotte Ross (deputy editor London Evening Standard), Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff (deputy editor at gal-dem, weekend editor at Dazed and Confused Magazine and columnist), and Ian Macgregor (Society of Editor’s president and Editor Emeritus of the Telegraph group.
The debate – at Stationers’ Hall, Ave Maria Lane, EC4M 7DD – will be on Monday 19 February. 6.30 for 7pm and will include a Q&A with the audience, followed by drinks and networking. The event is being sponsored by Cision.
Chair Anne McElvoy, senior editor at the Economist, columnist and broadcaster, said:“0ne of the most pressing issues for facing the media is one sidelined for decades: the difference in roles, esteem and pay for women in the industry. I expect a rigorous and energetic debate on what this is and what to do about it.”
London Press Club chairman Doug Wills said: “This will undoubtedly be one of the big media issues of this year. The London Press Club is proud to again work with the Stationers Company in providing a platform to debate the major questions facing our industry. Previous debates at Stationers’ Hall have been on greater ethnic diversity in the media, Press freedom in a surveillance world and issues surrounding the Royal Charter. We are delighted to this year be joined by Inspiring Girls, the Society of Editors and Women in Journalism with such a terrific panel of high profile and committed professionals. It will be a great evening.”
Entry will be by reservations only. Members of London Press Club and Society of Editors will be free. To reserve your space go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-and-journalism-tickets-41817239489
Miriam González is Founder and Chair of Inspiring Girls and a partner of international law firm Dechert LLP where she is co-chair of the firm’s International Trade and Government Regulation practice.