Organisations and charities fighting to improve diversity and representation in the media

We as PressPad are working hard to lower the social and financial barrier of entry into journalism and to ultimately diversify the media.

However, we know we are not alone in our cause and we want to show our appreciation and raise awareness of other charities and organisations that are fighting to improve representation and inclusivity in the media. For this, we have created a list of organisations focusing on creating fair and equal opportunities for those who are disadvantaged and underrepresented; and are challenging the homogeneity of voices in the media worldwide.

Ask a stupid question day: Why young journalists and creatives shouldn’t be afraid to ask ‘stupid’ questions

Asking questions in your studies or the workplace can feel extremely daunting – but why? Is it our fear of inconveniencing others or looking silly, or is it because we feel as if it appears that we are incompetent or haven’t listened to our superiors or teachers? These feelings of apprehension are completely normal – and although what we may feel or interpret as a ‘silly’ or ‘stupid’ question can actually make us look smarter and will demonstrate our curiosity and willingness to learn.

Best job boards for journalism in 2021

Journalism is a highly rewarding and exciting industry to work in, but finding a role and experience can be extremely daunting. This list of job boards will enable you to take that first step into the world of journalism and will assist you with finding creative opportunities within the media industry. 

What our team have learnt from freelancing

Our team at PressPad have a great range of short and long-term experiences with freelance writing and journalism. We have combined our experiences and composed some tips and tricks drawn from what we have all learnt about the exciting and competitive world of freelancing.