What’s happening to regional journalism: upcoming WIJ events

Posted on: May 21, 2020 by admin

An online event exploring the challenges affecting regional journalism and the women working in the sector will be hosted on May 26 by Women in Journalism (WIJ).

Joining the virtual panel discussion will be president of the Society of Editors, Alison Gow who is also digital editor of Reach regionals.

WIJ is also hosting a series of summer author events. Taking the first of the literary festival events is Press Award winner, Christina Lamb of the Sunday Times. SoE board member and chair of WIJ, Eleanor Mills will be hosting the talk on Tuesday 2 June.

Find out more about the events below.

What’s happening to regional journalism: WIJ online panel discussion

How are the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic affecting regional journalism – and how best can we support women working within it? Have your say at our free online discussion.

The panel includes:
Alison Gow publisher of Laudable podcasts, digital innovation editor for Reach, and
president of the Society of Editors
Emma Meese director of community journalism, Cardiff University and director of the
Independent Community News Network
Nancy Fielder editor, Sheffield Star
Laura Collins, editor, Yorkshire Evening Post
Megan Lucero, Director of the Local Bureau and Georgina Henry award 2020 winner

Women in Journalism is the leading support, training and campaigning network for female journalists in the UK. We welcome journalists from all regions to take part in our regular online events. 

Tuesday 26 May, 5.30pm – 6.30pm

BOOK your place HERE.

WIJ LIT FEST 2020: Christina Lamb
Our Bodies, Their Battlefield; What War Does To Women
Join WIJ online on Tuesday 2 June, 5.30-6.45pm

In the first of WIJ’s new summer author events, Sunday Times chief correspondent Christina Lamb talks to WIJ chair Eleanor Mills about her latest book, the first major account to address the scale of sexual assault in modern conflict. Christina has won many major wards for her books and work as a foreign correspondent reporting from within numerous conflict zones, including the war in Afghanistan and more recently, child refugees disappearing in Europe and the Yazidi women abducted by ISIS in Iraq and kept as sex-slaves.
A wake up call…these women’s stories will make you weep and rage.” Amal Clooney
“Quite literally the most powerful and disturbing book I have ever read.” Antony Beevor

You will be sent the link on Tuesday afternoon, and participants are held in a waiting room until our facilitator opens the event. Please be patient!
Tickets are £3 (includes fee) for members and £10 (includes fee) for NON members
If you would like to JOIN WiJ  and receive two free places at this or future online events contact
If you are a WIJ member and struggling financially at the moment, please also contact Kate: