Women in Media Bytes

With face-to-face events impossible at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Women in Media organised a special series of online events to equip, inspire and empower our community.

Wellbeing to Career

Enjoy the pearls of wisdom in each session on topics ranging from hacks to wellbeing and from pitching to careers.

Your Wellbeing

Noise … from our kids, partners, pets, traffic and neighbours. We are facing the noise challenge when adapting to sharing our home and our workspace in the new COVID working world.

Dr Libby Sander and Christine Jackman discuss how noise can affect more than our concentration or ability to do our work but affects our mood and sleep.

Run time: 1:11:11

Your Revolution

The post-COVID media revolution – a guide to data-driven marketing with Stephanie Famolaro from The Trade Desk

She takes us through the recent change in trends that we have been seeing across the media landscape in the post-COVID world and help us understand how we can use data-driven decision making to reach our audiences in this new world. 

Run time: 20:58.

Your Hacks

Danielle Cronin is always on the hunt for a tip or tool to free up time, organise ideas, plan projects, and get across a vast amount of information in the most efficient, effective way.

She will share some of her favourite tools including one that saves up to 15 minutes every morning and offer tips to nurture an explorer mindset.

Run time: 37:12

Your Opportunity

At a time when Australia’s rural and regional media landscape is under unprecedented pressure, Women in Media Australia is proud to shine a light on outstanding reportage coming from female journalists working across our regions.

For the fourth year running, Women in Media Australia, in partnership with the National Press Club of Australia, is set to call for entries for the country’s preeminent award for up-and-coming regional reporters.

Meet WiM Canberra convenor, multi-award-winning journalist/editor Emma Macdonald; veteran journalist Caroline Jones AO for whom the award is named; and 2018 winner Emily Jane Smith who won the award while reporting from remote areas in the Kimberley WA.

Run time: 39:41.

Your Pitch

Did you start writing a book, script or doco in iso? Or would you like to but aren’t quite sure how to manage the process? Walkley Award-winner, podcast guru and university lecturer Dr Caroline Graham will take us through the process of creating content, and how to then pitch it.

Dr Graham was co-writer/co-producer of Lost in Larrimah, a six-part literary true crime podcast published by The Australian in 2018. The series won several awards, including a Walkley Award, and has since been optioned by HBO, with Orange is the New Black showrunner Sara Lee Hess attached as a writer.

Run time: 31:26.

Your Career

COVID-19 has forced many women in media to review where their careers are at: are we happy with our current job? Is our job secure? Do we want a change in our work lifestyle? What’s our next step? Reflecting on our work often leads to career-related decisions, but how do we make those without regrets?

Registered psychologist and Brancher co-founder Holly Brailsford presented a WiM Bytes session to help you navigate this tricky – and often anxious – process.

Run time: 40:05.