Opening the door to diversity in the media
through mentorship & hosting
Staying safe during COVID-19
PressPad is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and the advice that is being issued by the Government and the NHS. Please email us firstname.lastname@example.org.
We strongly urge all our interns, hosts and supporters to follow guidance on social distancing. If you haven’t already, do take a look at the WHO website for the most up to date information. It is being updated daily.
We are also aware that many news organisations are cancelling work experience, internships and even pausing hiring, which will affect those about to enter the industry. For young journalists, we know you must be feeling anxious about this and we want you to know we are still here for you. If you need any support or help, please don’t hesitate to email us and we will do our best to lend a hand in anyway we can. Our email is email@example.com.
On a positive note, we are planning a whole host of virtual activities including webinars, CV reviews and mentoring for you to do from the comfort of your home. We’ll be announcing the programme next week. If you are a host or supporter who wants to get involved, please drop Nicola an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the meantime, please get in touch with us if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.
Stay safe and stay in touch,
Olivia, Laura and Nicola
A note on our upcoming funding model
We have had some feedback that some of our crowdfunding supporters thought they were helping us provide free accommodation for media trainees. Our intention has never been to price anybody out, quite the opposite, or to mislead. Our aim is to diversify the media and make journalism a more affordable and accessible career. We’re working to come up with the best way to do what we do in a sustainable manner. We have clearly hit on a project that people feel passionate about. Thanks so much for all the questions and scrutiny. We are listening.
What people are saying about PressPad
PressPad’s founder Olivia Crellin spoke to Forbes.com about the importance of media diversity, our crowdfunder, and the next steps for our new website modelled off of Airbnb. You can read ...Read More
Fashion website 1 Granary spoke with New York Times journalist Elizabeth Paton about her experiences in the news industry, the importance of fashion journalism and the issue of fake news. ...Read More
Back @talkRADIO this time chatting to the lovely @HarrietMinter on @BadassWomensHr about @PressPadUK & our plans before I continue my currently nocturnal existence on @BBCWorld night shifts! Tune in here ...Read More
Winners of the Georgina Henry Award for 2018 are @OliviaCrellin and @lauragrb with @PressPadUK a website which links young people wanting to do work experience in the capital with journalists who can offer a spare room. #PressAwards pic.twitter.com/otmiZQNjAY— Society of Editors UK (@EditorsUK) April 2, 2019
Short thread about my spare room. 👇— Jude Habib (@JudeHabib) June 16, 2019
I’m not watching the #c4debate this evening. Instead I’m getting my spare room ready for a new house guest arriving this evening. Tonight is my first night as a @PressPadUK host. https://t.co/iExYK8h2Dk#sharingeconomy #mediadiversity pic.twitter.com/7HzxucISqc