What's new with PressPad?

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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Do I belong in the journalism industry?

This is PressPad’s very first Ambassador post! PressPad Ambassadors are young journalists who provide real-time, tried-and-tested advice and mentoring on how to break into the media. Our Ambassadors come from ...

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Alastair Lockhart at BBC HARDTalk

Being accepted onto a BBC internship presented me with an exhilarating and exciting prospect – but also a daunting one. I knew that I had the drive and passion to ...

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£8,710 for a spare room?​

Sounds too good to be true! If you’ve ever donated a couple of pounds to a particularly appealing Kickstarter project, then you’ve helped to crowdfund a project. Ever heard of live ...

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A media more diverse?

Trade union TUC called for a ban on what they called “class discrimination” in a speech at the annual congress in Brighton. “Everyone knows that getting that dream job is ...

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PressPad at Byline Fest!

As opposed to last year’s very wet (but lovely) festival, ByLine 2019 was incredibly sunny. Our co-founder, Laura Garcia, was there on the first day to talk to people about ...

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