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Here’s why mentoring in journalism is so important

Here’s why mentoring in journalism is so important PressPad’s Nicola Slawson has been a journalist for seven years but said that the nepotism she saw whilst studying for her MA in journalism left her with a sour taste. She realised the importance of finding a mentor and once she was…

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SOME OF THE BEST INITIATIVES THAT SUPPORT BLACK JOURNALISTS

Some of the best initiatives that support black journalists To show our continued support for the Black Lives Matter movement we, at PressPad, have created another non-exhaustive list of some of the best initiatives that support black journalists. Be sure to click on the photos to find out more about…

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TOP TIPS FOR MASTERING THE ART OF NETWORKING​

TOP TIPS FOR MASTERING THE ART OF NETWORKING Networking is a challenging but necessary activity. Nicola Slawson breaks down what she has learned about networking since first becoming a journalist. When I first started out in journalism, I felt this urgency to grab any opportunity that came my way with…

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Tanveer Mann

In conversation with Tanveer Mann

In conversation with…Tanveer mann, DEPUTY NEWS EDITOR AT THE MIRROR online Tanveer Mann, Deputy News Editor at the Mirror Online talked to Amber Sunner about her work in journalism and how she has adapted her schedule to the lockdown. What was your typical working day before lockdown? As a news…

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How coronavirus has affected internships

How coronavirus has affected internships Internships and work experience placements across the nation have either been cancelled or postponed because of the coronavirus lockdown. Amber Sunner talked to the would-be interns to see how they are feeling about the situation. Amber’s story Mahnoor’s story Chloe’s story Ayomikun’s story Rebecca’s story…

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PressPad secures £40,000 grant from the Future News Pilot Fund

We’re excited to be one of 19 projects chosen for backing by the Future News Pilot Fund! The government-backed fund tests new approaches to public interest news so communities across England have access to reliable and accurate news about the issues that matter most to them. PressPad has been awarded…

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A note on our upcoming funding model

We have had some feedback this week 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.

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PressPad’s tips for the Georgina Henry Award

As Women In Journalism’s distinguished Georgina Henry Award approaches, our friends over at Journo Resources asked PressPad founders Olivia Crellin and Laura Garcia about how it felt to win the prize in 2019, and what advice they would give to anyone applying. You can read the full piece here.

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2020: The Year of Change

20 things YOU can do NOW to kickstart improving diversity in the media in 2020 Now we’re fairly settled in the new decade we thought we’d reflect a little on our New Year’s intentions and give you some you could adopt too. At PressPad we totally believe that whoever you…

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Diversity is more than meets the eye

By Tina Lee, editor-in-chief of Unbias the News: Why Diversity Matters for Journalism (2019) When you think of diversity, do you think about race, gender and class? When my organization – Hostwriter.org – sent out a call for pitches on the theme of bias and discrimination in the field of…

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Reem Makari at PinkNews

June was probably one of the most frustrating months of my life. I spent every single day scrolling through LinkedIn, Indeed, emailing editors and trying to apply for any job I found. I was literally counting the days until it’s past graduation so I could go back home. But then…

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Why getting your foot in the door isn’t enough anymore

BY JASMINE LEE-ZOGBESSOU, FREELANCE JOURNALIST Securing my first role as a journalist just six months after graduation was a huge ‘foot in the door’ moment for me. I began writing business-to-business (B2B) content, predominantly for the foodservice industry, but also dabbled in finance, entertainment and tech-led stories during my role. Yet…

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Welcome to #DiversifyTheMedia!

By Nicola Slawson, Campaigns Manager Today is a really exciting day for PressPad as we have finally launched our crowdfunder. For me, personally, it means I can finally share what I’ve been working on for the last couple of months and for us as a team it gives us a…

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