The hot media subject for 2018 “Do women journalists have equal opportunities and pay?” is the subject of the latest London Press Club Debate.
Chaired by columnist and broadcaster Anne McElvoy, the debate is being held in association with the Society of Editors, Women in Journalism and the Stationers & Newspapermakers livery company.
On the panel will be: Miriam Gonzalez (Inspiring Girls founder and lawyer), Sue Ryan (head of training for Mail publishing group and committee member of Women in Journalism); Charlotte Ross (deputy editor London Evening Standard), Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff (deputy editor at gal-dem, weekend editor at Dazed and Confused Magazine and columnist), and Ian Macgregor (Society of Editors president and Editor Emeritus of the Telegraph group.
The debate – at Stationers’ Hall, Ave Maria Lane, EC4M 7DD – will be on Monday 19 February. 6.30 for 7pm and will include a Q&A with the audience, followed by drinks and networking. The evening is sponsored by Cision.
Chair Anne McElvoy, senior editor at the Economist, columnist and broadcaster, said: “One of the most pressing issues facing the media is one sidelined for decades: the difference in roles, esteem and pay for women in the industry. I expect a rigorous and energetic debate on what this is and what to do about it.”
London Press Club chairman Doug Wills said: “This will undoubtedly be one of the big media issues of this year. The London Press Club is proud to again work with the Stationers Company in providing a platform to debate the major questions facing our industry. Previous debates at Stationers’ Hall have been on greater ethnic diversity in the media, Press freedom in a surveillance world and issues surrounding the Royal Charter. We are delighted to this year be joined by Inspiring Girls, the Society of Editors and Women in Journalism with such a terrific panel of high profile and committed professionals. It will be a great evening.”
Entry will be by reservations only. Members of the London Press Club and the Society of Editors can attend for free. Guest tickets are available at £5 including VAT. To reserve your space click here.