The event, which will be held in Malmaison Dundee on Tuesday 20th February, will provide advice and coaching for women journalists and industry experts on seizing media opportunities and making their voices heard across print, online and broadcast.
With input from Women in Journalism's Jan Patience, STV deputy head of news Suzanne Lord, freelance writer and former DC Thomson editor Gayle Anderson, and Catriona MacPhee, assistant producer at STV News in Dundee, sessions will cover topics ranging from projection and live interview preparation to pitching ideas to commissioning editors and journalists and using social media to raise your profile.
Women in Journalism Scotland is a networking, campaigning and training organisation representing women in Scotland at every stage of their journalism careers, across print, broadcast, online and digital media and communications.
Jan Patience of Women in Journalism Scotland said: "We are delighted to be joining forces with STV to host this special event in Dundee to help women in the media find a stronger voice. WiJ Scotland is a relatively new organisation and its prime aim is to support women in the media by providing training and networking opportunities. As has been shown in the course of the recent debate over gender equality, the time has come for women in journalism to step up and speak out. The hands-on sessions being provided by seasoned professionals will help to put fresh voices out into the public domain.”
Suzanne Lord, Deputy Head of News at STV, said: “I am excited about STV News joining with Woman in Journalism to support this fantastic event. It is important that we hear from women experts as a range of voices brings diversity and richness to our content.”
If you are a woman working in journalism in Scotland and would like to attend the event, visit Eventbrite for details and tickets.
For further information, please contact the STV press office:-
Ellen Drummond: 0141 300 3341; 07803 970143; email@example.com
Anna Hendry: 0141 300 3830; 07921 494654; firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to editors
STV is Scotland’s leading digital media brand, providing consumers with quality content on air, online and on demand.
STV’s broadcast channel reaches 3.5 million viewers each month with first class programming including soaps Emmerdale and Coronation Street, big drama productions, entertainment hits The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, strong home-grown productions and the most comprehensive local news service in the UK.
In April 2017, STV launched a new channel for Scotland, STV2. The channel broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week on Freeview channel 8, Sky channel 117 and Virgin channel 159 and is streamed online and available for catch-up via the STV Player. STV2 features an exciting and distinct schedule including an enhanced hourly news service, and flagship news programme STV News Tonight, weekday magazine show Live at Five, popular Irish soap Fair City, local sport, UK and international drama and classic movies.
STV Productions is one of the UK’s leading content businesses, with ambitious plans for domestic and international growth. The company has a record of success across a range of genres including drama, factual and entertainment, producing a wide range of programmes for a variety of networks, including entertainment show Catchphrase for ITV, ratings success Antiques Road Trip for BBC One, Safeword for ITV2 and documentaries such as Ross Kemp Behind Bars : Inside Barlinnie for ITV, Dunblane: Our Story for BBCTwo and The Queen Mary: Greatest Ocean Liner, a documentary for BBC Scotland, BBC Four and Smithsonian Channel.
STV’s digital business incorporates Scotland’s most popular commercial media website, stv.tv, and includes an enhanced digital news app serving consumers local, national and international news as well as features, sport and weather in one place. The STV Player offers consumers within STV’s licence areas in Scotland the opportunity to enjoy programmes live or on catch-up.
STV content is available across platforms including iOS, Android, Windows 8, YouView and Samsung Smart TV.
About Women in Journalism Scotland
Women in Journalism Scotland represents women in Scotland at every stage of their careers, across print, broadcast, online and digital media, as well as communications and PR work. WIJ Scotland is a non-party-affiliated campaigning, networking and training organisation.
It was set up in late 2016 and has been working since then to promote its members’ interests. Membership is £20 per year (£10 per year unwaged). Members are entitled to discounts for WIJ Scotland events and will be kept up-to-date with all of our campaigning, training and networking activities.