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Women in Journalism events

Seminar: Scoop!

There are some places left for this WiJ seminar on Thursday 31 May, entitled "How to get the stories other journalists don't".


  • Christine Spolar is the recently appointed investigations/special projects editor at the Financial Times. A former Emmy award-winning producer at CBS for her coverage of the Middle East, she has also been a correspondent at the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune, and an editor at Huffington Post and Bloomberg.
  • Heather Brooke is an award-winning freedom of information campaigner whose investigations include MPs expenses and, via WikiLeaks, US diplomatic cables. She writes for all the main UK national papers and has authored three books. She is also a visiting professor at City University.
  • Shelley Jofre is a reporter for Panorama. Her award-winning films have included investigations into stolen petrol, the misuse of anti-depressants and tranquilisers, and fingerprinting.
  • Fiona O’Cleirigh has worked as a journalist for several Middle Eastern news outlets, as well as contributing to The Guardian, the Daily Mail, CNN and other newspapers and magazines in Britain and abroad. She contributes to Exaro, an online subscription service that investigates issues that are important to business in particular and to the public in general, but which are being inadequately covered - or ignored - by the mainstream media.
  • Chaired by Mary Ann Sieghart, former assistant editor and columnist on The Times, and who now writes for The Independent. She also presents Profile on Radio and is a WIJ Advisory board

It's at Wiggin LLp, 10th Floor, Met Building, 22 Percy Street, London W1T 2BU from 7pm to 9pm.

To book a place please email

Summer party

The WiJ summer party is at Bloomberg, City Gate House, Finsbury Sq, London.EC12 A 1HD from 7pm to 9pm on 4 July. £10 to members & £15 to guests: send booking and cheque (payable to Women in Journalism) to:

WIJ Secretariat
Tithe , Eastbourne Lane,
East Sussex BN26 5QL

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