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Meet Fleet Street’s female game changers: Online WIJ events

Posted on: September 30, 2020 by Mariella Brown

Women in Journalism (WIJ) presents Fleet Street Girls with Julie Welch and Eve Pollard on 6 October from 6pm to 7pm.

Julie Welch talks to former editor and WIJ founder Eve Pollard about her new book Fleet Street Girls – The women who broke down the doors of the gentleman’s club

Julie’s personal story tells of the female journalists who broke down barriers in the 1970s and 1980s as women moved up the ranks in Fleet Street when it was the biggest, cosiest all-male club, and the interests of half the human race were consigned to ‘The Women’s Page’.

Hear about Julie’s experiences as the first ever female football reporter, as a secretary who dared to write an article – and other trail blazing colleagues like Lynn Barber and Wendy Holden, who could be interviewing Elton John one moment and ducking flying bullets or fighting off the sex pests the next.

Julie grew up in Loughton, Essex. Her journalism, on a variety of topics, has featured in many national newspapers and she appears regularly on radio. She has also written plays, books and a film, Those Glory Glory Days, about her childhood passion for Spurs.

To book for the online conversation on October 6, click HERE.

£5 for WIJ members/ £10 for non members

If you are struggling financially, please email wijuk@aol.com


PLUS: WIJ Internship opportunity

Women in Journalism is recruiting an intern to assist with their events and social media.

The role is for someone who is sociable and outgoing, well organised with lots of initiative, top notch digital and blogging skills, and above all buckets of enthusiasm for journalism.

Open to people of all ages, applications can be made until 15 October. More information on the role and how to apply is on the WIJ website.