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Journalists’ Charity’s outreach mission

Posted on: September 24, 2020 by Mariella Brown

The Journalists’ Charity is stepping-up its engagement efforts in a bid to highlight its unique support offer.

Since March, the charity has helped hundreds of individuals affected by the impact of Coronavirus. In several cases, it’s prevented journalists and their families from being made homeless.

Now, in a bid to spread the word amongst journalists who mightn’t understand its role, the charity is launching a fresh drive to boost awareness and engagement. New outreach officer Ellen Bramley (pictured), who has joined the charity from the Society of Editors, will focus on meeting journalists working across the sector to boost understanding of how the organisation helps.

When it comes to the role of the charity, CEO James Brindle believes the organisation is probably more crucial today than at any other point in its 160 year history:

“Even though the restrictions imposed by Covid-19 make it harder to meet face-to-face in the workplace, we can’t sit around and wait for things to change when journalists need our help now. We’re going to do whatever we can to spread the word about what we do – whether that’s via physical contact or through virtual means.

“Since the beginning of lockdown, the charity has taken every opportunity to champion the role of journalists and journalism and as always, we stand ready to give assistance. That’s why it’s so important we get our message out so journalists know we’re there for them. I’m delighted to welcome Ellen to the charity, she’s passionate about journalism and focussed on raising our profile to allow us to offer more help and support to the journalists who need us.”

The Journalists’ Charity provides confidential advice, financial assistance and emergency support. You can find out more about what they do, or apply for help online.

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To arrange a workplace awareness session: Ellen.bramley@journalistscharity.org.uk

For anything else: James.brindle@journalistscharity.org.uk