Seminar: So you want to be a journalist?

Women in Journalism and Wannabe Hacks are staging an evening of discussion and debate on how women can make it in the media industry.

Sue Ryan: among the speakers at the Women in Journalism seminar later this month
Sue Ryan: among the speakers at the Women in Journalism seminar later this month

It takes place on Thursday February 20 at 6.30pm for arrival for a 7.30pm start, at the Trinity Mirror offices, Canary Wharf.

“Hear from successful young journalists on how they made it in the nationals, online and trade press – and find out how you can follow in their footsteps. It will address the obstacles that face young journalists today and how to stand out in a competitive industry.”

The event will be chaired by Kay Burley, Sky News anchor and Britain’s longest serving female newsreader. The panel will consist of Krissi Murison, Associate Editor at The Sunday Times Magazine and first female editor of NME; Fay Schelsinger, award-winning journalist, home news editor at The Times and formerly of the Daily Mail; Katie Hind, showbiz editor at the Sunday People, who began her journalism career editing her university paper; Sue Ryan, head of the Daily Mail trainee reporters’ scheme and former managing editor of The Daily Telegraph; Alice Vincent, founding member of Wannabe Hacks and arts and entertainment writer for the Telegraph; and Jennifer Richardson, award-winning journalist who quickly rose the ranks at Chemist + Druggist magazine to become the editor.

The panel discussion will be followed by a drinks reception and networking. Prices are £5 for students for event only, or £10 for a year’s free annual membership to Women in Journalism; £10 for WiJ members, and £15 for non-members.


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