Women in Journalism to Host Regional Press Debate
Editors are expected to discuss how women can thrive in regional journalism in a debate later this month.
The Women in Journalism campaign group is expected to host the discussion online, with a panel of regional journalists reviewing the lessons local newsrooms learned from the past year while covering the coronavirus pandemic.
Chaired by Laura Collins, WiJ Board Member and Yorkshire Evening Post Editor-in-Chief, the ‘How to Thrive in Regional Journalism’ debate will also examine what the industry needs to do to ‘ensure it continues to survive and thrive for generations to come ”.
Laura, pictured, will be joined on the panel by regional press figures, including JPIMedia North East Editorial Director Joy Yates and Liverpool Editor-in-Chief Echo Maria Breslin.
Also appearing will be Abigail Rabbett, who was unveiled last month as the youngest editor-in-chief of Reach plc at the age of 23.
Abigail is set to become the editor-in-chief of Reach in Norfolk and Suffolk as the company prepares to launch websites under its ‘Live’ brand for the counties.
The lineup is complemented by ITV program and digital director Lydia Hamilton and freelance writer Eliz Mizon.
More details on the free event, which will take place on Zoom from 6 p.m. on June 29, can be found here.