Events: 18 July 2013…Drinks in the courtyard

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Drinks in the courtyard

DATE: Thursday 18 July 2013

VENUE: Head Office

TIME: 6.30pm

TO BOOK: contact Diane at head office –


Events: 18 July 2013 – FREELANCE AGM

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Freelance AGM

DATE: Thursday 18 July 2013

VENUE: Head Office

TIME: 5.00pm

TO BOOK: contact Vivienne Du Bourdieu –

Women in Journalism Seminar

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TITLE: ‘How to love speaking in public’.
WHERE: Wiggin LLp, 10th Floor, Met Building, Tottenham Court Road
WHEN: May 22, 2012
TIME: 7pm to 9pm

Do requests for radio interviews make you nervous? Do you balk at the idea of appearing on stage? Turn down requests for TV interviews? These days, a key facet of all journalism – including print and online journalism – is being able to speak about your ideas in public, but many of us still feel anxious at the thought, worried we’re not presenting ourselves in the most credible, professional way. In this panel discussion some of the country’s best broadcasters will talk about their experiences, and the advice they have for appearing confident, comfortable and compelling on screen and radio. The panel includes Woman’s Hour presenter, Dame Jenni Murray, broadcaster and writer, Bidisha, and media trainer, Neil McNeil, and will be chaired by Guardian features writer, Kira Cochrane.

To book…


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Charges (to include wine and canapés ): WIJ members £10.00 Guests: £15.00 (Students £5): Please return this form, together with a cheque payable to Women in Journalism to the Secretariat .




The Media Society offers CIoJ members a discounted price…

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The Media Society offers CIoJ members a discounted price of £115 on places at its award dinner on May 24, planned to be a great evening – contact Sam Keegan for further information and to book your place: or call 07944 830 787.
Details of the event:

The Media Society’s black tie Annual Award dinner will take place on Thursday May 24 at the recently opened Corinthia Hotel when we will honour Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian, and Nick Davies, one of the newspaper’s senior reporters. Do join us for what promises to be another memorable evening.

Confirmed speakers so far:

Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times

Sir Harold Evans, doyenne of newspaper editors; former editor of The Times and The Sunday Times, current editor-at-large for Reuters

Henry Porter, Guardian columnist and author

Sarah Sands, editor of the London Evening Standard

Tom Watson, Labour MP, Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.

News of more speakers as they are confirmed will be detailed HERE.

Places are £95 for members and £125 for non-members, if you would like to take a table, they accommodate 10 seats.

The Guardian’s revelations about phone hacking at the News of the World have not only been the biggest media story of the year, but have also triggered a public debate about the practices of the press, with potentially far-reaching consequences.

Alan Rusbridger, editor of The Guardian since the mid-1990s, has presided over the paper’s development from a broadsheet to its current Berliner format, and its embrace of online journalism. He is an eloquent defender of the importance of journalism for holding power to account.

Nick Davies, meanwhile, has demonstrated the highest qualities of persistence in his following of the biggest media stories in recent years, while his concern for the health and future of his craft is manifest: he is an outstanding advocate of the importance of good reporting as the basis for good journalism.

This event is the highlight of our calendar, and not to be missed. Each year the Society honours one person who it feels has made an outstanding contribution to the British media. Our very first award, 18 years ago, was given to the late Alistair Cooke KBE. Since then we have honoured Sir David Attenborough, Sir Geoffrey Cox, Paul Dacre, David Dimbleby, Sir David Frost, John Humphrys, Dame Ann Leslie, Jenni Murray, Sir Michael Parkinson, Jeremy Paxman, Reuters, Gillian Reynolds, Jon Snow, Melvyn Bragg and the late Sir Charles Wheeler. Last year’s recipient was Michael Grade.

The evening will feature a tribute to David Walter, our president who passed away on March 29th. David organised last year’s award ceremony to be one of our most successful, and we were all hoping that he would be presiding over this year’s event. It is only right that in celebrating our award winners this year we will also be saluting the memory of a fine journalist and much-loved figure in The Media Society and our profession.

W T Stead memorial event

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28 March 2012

Book early for your place at the Institute’s memorial event which will celebrate the life and work of W T Stead on the 100th anniversary of his death on board the Titanic.

William Thomas Stead was acknowledged as Britain’s leading campaigning and investigative journalist in the late 1800s, particularly for his work in exposing the white-slave trade and child sex abuse in London’s brothels by the nation’s upper classes. This resulted in the passing of the Criminal Amendment Act which raised the age of consent from 13 to 16.

The day will start at 10.00am on the Embankment where a wreath will be laid in honour of Stead. Members and attendees will then be invited to St. Bride’s for a service at 11.00am, followed by refreshments in the church.

Members who wish to attend are asked to let head office know so that we are able to manage numbers (click here).

15 April 2012

10.00 Wreath laying at the Stead memorial on the Embankment

11.00 St Bride’s church service

12.15 drinks in St Bride’s after the service


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