Her Girl Friday

Her Girl Friday Journalism and Nonfiction Storytelling Events Her Girl Friday is a Brooklyn-based group that produces engaging events with good vibes and concrete takeaways for (and featuring!) women in journalism and non-fiction storytelling.

Previous Events: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.140015492733140.27511.130820166986006 Past presenters include: • Amy O'Leary, New York Times reporter and former Deputy News Editor • Annia Ciezadlo, Day of Honey Author and former Special Correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor and The New Republic • Jessica Devaney, Associate Producer for Budrus at JustVision • Diana Diroy, MA in Media Studies and Film at New School • Carolyn Ryan, Metro editor of The New York Times • Katherine Lanpher, award-winning print and broadcast journalist and teacher at the Op-Ed project • Evan Ratliff, founder of The Atavist • Jessica Pressler, contributing editor to New York Magazine • Dafna Linzer, senior reporter at ProPublica • Habiba Nosheen, multimedia reporter, To Adopt a Child • Pamela Yates, documentary filmmaker, Granito • Roopa Vasudevan, MTV True Life Producer • Ann Friedman, former executive editor of GOOD and co-founder of crowd-funded magazine TOMORROW • Martina Castro, Managing editor of KALW News 91.7FM and co-founder and senior producer of Radio Ambulante • Katy Newton, Stanford Knight Fellow, created Kon*Fab • Aldona Watts, multimedia producer and creator of Land of Songs • Mimi Chakarova, multimedia journalist and creator of The Price of Sex • Lara Setrakian, Syria Deeply • Lam Thuy Vo, Al Jazeera America • Anaheed Alani, Rookie Magazine • Maura Johnston, Maura Magazine • Angeline Gragasin, Women of the Future • Mina Kimes, Business, Columnist at ESPN The Magazine • Irin Carmon, National Reporting & Politics at MSNBC • Mary Pilon, Sports at the New York Times • Nicole Tung, Photojournalist • Megan McCloskey, Military coverage at ProPublica • Nafeesa Syeed & Rahilla Zafar, Arab Women Rising • Alyson Martin and Nushin Rashidian, Cannabis Wire • Tanzina Vega, Off Color New York Times Video Series • Malika Zouhali-Worrall, Call Me Kuchu • Patricia Finneran, Brit Docs' Impact Field Guide & Toolkit • Yamiche Alcindor, USA Today • Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Magazine • Pearl Gabel, Multimedia Reporter • Sarah Hoye, Al Jazeera America • Juliet Linderman, The Associated Press • Ursula Liang, Director/Producer • Jihii Jolly, Multimedia Journalist • Lynn True, Documentary Filmmaker • Liz Nord, Documentary Filmmaker and Multiplatform Producer • Talisa Chang, Her Girl Friday Co-Founder Her Girl Friday welcomes all genders. Organizers: Talisa Chang, Diana Diroy, Jihii Jolly, Juliet Linderman, Jackie Snow, Aldona Watts, Karen Zraick

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05/09/2018

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04/30/2018

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If you’re in the SoCal area this weekend, check out this event— a FREE panel on inclusion, co-hosted by Lucie Foundation...
04/12/2018
Inclusivity Now! Presented By Authority Collective

If you’re in the SoCal area this weekend, check out this event— a FREE panel on inclusion, co-hosted by Lucie Foundation at Month of Photography Los Angeles. Register here: http://www.monthofphotography.com/events-2018/2018/4/15/inclusivity-now-presented-by-authority-collective

Cost:  Free with RSVP There's a lot of talk about inclusivity but what does it really mean to create equity and fairness in the photo and video industry? Join our esteemed panel for a robust discussion about creating actionable paths to an inclusive industry that uplifts and supports margi

Hi folks! Thank you to those who got to fill out the survey! For those who haven't had the chance just yet, we would sti...
03/23/2018
How has your work changed since the election?

Hi folks! Thank you to those who got to fill out the survey! For those who haven't had the chance just yet, we would still love to hear from you! How has your work changed since the 2016 election. Do you have a new role, beat, or focus? What is a project you've launched or what are some new projects that you follow? Please take a few minutes to fill out and pass along to anyone else who might be interested!

http://bit.ly/post-election-projects

We'll collect everyone's responses and share them on our social channels, and at our upcoming event in New York (tentatively set for May). In your response, please let us know if you'd be interested in speaking about your project at the event.

Thanks!
@hergirlfri

Her Girl Friday is dedicated to empowering journalists and nonfiction storytellers by creating opportunities for learning, networking, collaboration, and the production and showcasing of meaningful nonfiction projects in a variety of media. Our initiatives are open to anyone, but our focus is on cen...

Photogs!
03/13/2018
Photoville

Photogs!

Submit to The FENCE 2018: Save on your entry fee when you submit by the early bird deadline (March 13)

Her Girl Friday
03/08/2018

Her Girl Friday

Happy International Women's Day!! It's been a long time, and we would love to hear from you! We want to hear how your wo...
03/08/2018
How has your work changed since the election?

Happy International Women's Day!!

It's been a long time, and we would love to hear from you! We want to hear how your work has changed since the 2016 election. Do you have a new role, beat, or focus? What is a project you've launched or what are some new projects that you follow? Please take a few minutes to fill out and pass along to anyone else who might be interested!

http://bit.ly/post-election-projects

We'll collect everyone's responses and share them on our social channels, and at our upcoming event in New York (tentatively set for May). In your response, please let us know if you'd be interested in speaking about your project at the event.

Thanks!
@hergirlfri

Her Girl Friday is dedicated to empowering journalists and nonfiction storytellers by creating opportunities for learning, networking, collaboration, and the production and showcasing of meaningful nonfiction projects in a variety of media. Our initiatives are open to anyone, but our focus is on cen...

Her Girl Friday
03/08/2018

Her Girl Friday

Her Girl Friday's cover photo
03/08/2018

Her Girl Friday's cover photo

NYTimes is looking for young writers: "You don't need to be a journalism major or have media experience to apply. We're ...
01/19/2018
The New York Times is looking for young writers

NYTimes is looking for young writers:

"You don't need to be a journalism major or have media experience to apply. We're looking for strong writers who have a sense of the issues their peers are interested in."

Contributors will be paid. Applications should be sent to [email protected].

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/jobs/nyt-job-theedit-young-writers.html

We’re looking for five young writers to be correspondents for The Edit, a New York Times newsletter for students and people early in their careers.

08/23/2017
Somehow We End Up Here, Again - Splash

Join Her Girl Friday organizers Diana Diroy and Jihii Jolly for a night where journalism meets dance--A multimedia production exploring life under the radar, colored by the immigrant & refugee perspectives.

Show opens tomorrow evening at the HERE Arts Center in SoHo and runs through Saturday evening. For more information and tickets click below:

A multimedia journalism-dance production exploring life under the radar, colored by the immigrant & refugee perspectives.

A new short doc by HGF organizer Aldona Watts about an experimental culinary event is out today on The New Yorker!
06/29/2017
An Experimental Feast, Plated by Artists to Amuse and Confound

A new short doc by HGF organizer Aldona Watts about an experimental culinary event is out today on The New Yorker!

A collaboration between Bay Area chefs and twelve artists turns fine dining into an evening of amusement, discomfort, and bizarre tableware.

Past HGF presenter, Lynn True, will be screening her documentary film "In Transit," made with the late Al Maysles. The f...
06/23/2017
Review: ‘In Transit,’ and Oh, the Tales These Travelers Tell

Past HGF presenter, Lynn True, will be screening her documentary film "In Transit," made with the late Al Maysles. The film will be screening for one week only starting today June 23-29 in NYC at the Metrograph and Maysles Cinema.

It's a great film, and hope you can catch it this week!
http://metrograph.com/film/film/851/in-transit

Albert Maysles’s last documentary observes passengers traveling Amtrak’s route between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest.

This Saturday is the annual Women, Action and the Media! conference. Keynote speakers will include activist Erika Andiol...
06/14/2017
WAM!NYC Annual Conference: Report The Facts, Frame The Future

This Saturday is the annual Women, Action and the Media! conference.

Keynote speakers will include activist Erika Andiola, professor Salamishah Tillet, and a conversation with journalist Alison Stewart.

Panels and workshops will cover how to be an effective ally in the media, reporting on beats where the majority of sources are men, international journalism, negotiation skills and tactics, identity and objectivity, and media criticism in the age of fake news. Panelists include journalists and media-makers from the New York Times, NBC News, Colorlines, The News Guild, The Bronx Documentary Center, and more.

Join WAM!NYC for our eighth annual conference, a full day of panels and conversing with like minded journalists, activists and creative thinkers working in various crevices of social justice issues. As the term “fake news” infects the country’s vernacular, our aim is to reassure people that cold, ha...

Event in NYC next week! Not by us, but a side project of one of our HGF'ers: An experimental salon (first of a the serie...
03/06/2017
FJP Salon: Following the News & Other Difficulties - March 15, NYC

Event in NYC next week! Not by us, but a side project of one of our HGF'ers: An experimental salon (first of a the series): Bring experiences, friends who struggle with the news, ideas on how to consume it well. Admission includes a drink.

Join the Future Journalism Project for an evening salon about better ways to produce, consume and understand the news in the age of Donald Trump.

"When I was in photojournalism school I had an identity crisis because almost every photographer I admired or we talked ...
02/18/2017
Photojournalism's Uncertain Future? She Begs to Differ.

"When I was in photojournalism school I had an identity crisis because almost every photographer I admired or we talked about in class was a white man with a head of white hair and a great big beard. Occasionally there was a Caroline Cole or Barbara Davidson but typically women we discussed covered conflicts. It seemed the only way to carve out a path for yourself, as a woman in this field, was to go out into the war zones as if to say, ‘I can do anything a man can do.’ But you should be able to be a woman in photojournalism and tell stories from your unique perspective. You should be published, and you should also be able to do that if you’re black and you live in sub-Saharan Africa. Or if you’re Indian, or if you’re Japanese— your unique perspective is valuable, and it’s to the benefit of us all that it be shared." Visual journalist Leslye Davis responds to Donald R. Winslow's recent interview on the "uncertain future of journalism."

The changes in technology and media upended traditional notions of photojournalism. But they have also provided new storytelling opportunities for groups who have been underrepresented.

Calling for nominations! The International Women's Media Foundation is seeking submissions for the 2017 IWMF Courage in ...
02/11/2017
Nominate a Journalist | International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF)

Calling for nominations! The International Women's Media Foundation is seeking submissions for the 2017 IWMF Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Courage Awards pay tribute to female journalists overcoming barriers to bravely cover the news. Three Courage winners are selected each year; the top prize includes a prize of at least $5,000 and public recognition at ceremonies in New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.

The annual Lifetime Achievement Award honors a woman journalist who has been a mentor, advocate, and role model for other women in the industry. The winner is recognized at our three Courage ceremonies.

Candidates for these awards can be of any nationality and work in any country or medium. They must be nominated by a third party. This is an outstanding opportunity to bring much-deserved recognition and support to women doing incredible work to make their societies free and fair.
https://www.iwmf.org/programs/courage-in-journalism-awards/nominate-a-journalist/

Competitive candidates will have a strong commitment to press freedom and be well-respected journalists who have shown a commitment to journalism exemplified by a willingness to continually put their life or their freedom at risk to produce a body of work in the face of government oppression, politi...

Great opportunity! Deadline Dec. 6.
11/28/2016
IWMF

Great opportunity! Deadline Dec. 6.

Apply to our Tanzania and Rwanda Reporting Fellowship! Deadline is December 6. If you have questions about the application process or hear from IWMF Fellows about their experiences on the ground join our Twitter chat on November 30! Follow @IWMF and include #IWMFfellow to join the conversation.

HGF organizer Aldona Watts is producing a provocative new doc about the rise and fall of the radical international "anti...
10/13/2016
A MESSAGE FROM THE TEMPLE

HGF organizer Aldona Watts is producing a provocative new doc about the rise and fall of the radical international "anti-cult" Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth: A Message from the Temple. Check out their Kickstarter below (they're Kickstarter's Project of the Day today!) And if you're in NYC check out the wild benefit event they're throwing this Saturday night: https://www.eventbrite.com/myevents/

The Untold Story of Thee Temple Ov Psychick Youth

Anxy Magazine is the magazine for your inner worlds.Founder Indhira Rojas and the Anxy Team has launched a kickstarter a...
10/04/2016
Anxy—The Magazine For Your Inner Worlds

Anxy Magazine is the magazine for your inner worlds.

Founder Indhira Rojas and the Anxy Team has launched a kickstarter and is looking for support to print this magazine, but also for future contributors! If interested check out the link!

Anxy will be a bi-annual beautifully-designed magazine about our inner worlds—the personal struggles, the fears that fool us into believing that the rest of the world is normal and we’re not.

Anxy is a magazine about our inner worlds. The ones we often refuse to share, despite all that they drive inside us.

07/19/2016
motherboard.vice.com

Job alerts! Motherboard is looking for a managing editor and an "internet editor." motherboard.vice.com/read/internet-editor-motherboard
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“Yes, we need to talk about the fact that there are few women, because there are,” cinematographer Autumn Eakin said. “B...
06/09/2016
Female Cinematographers, Not Content to Hide Behind the Camera

“Yes, we need to talk about the fact that there are few women, because there are,” cinematographer Autumn Eakin said. “But it’s also important to advocate for people who are there. There have been women shooting, telling stories, for decades, at least. We are here!”

Women in the field are using several strategies in an effort to overcome gender inequity.

"How do you make it work?" Her Girl Friday and members of Film Fatales (New York Documentary Chapter) have an honest, in...
06/06/2016

"How do you make it work?"

Her Girl Friday and members of Film Fatales (New York Documentary Chapter) have an honest, informal conversation about how we make it work – how we pay our bills, balance personal and work projects, manage our time, stay on top of our projects and schedules, and stay sane in the process.

With Film Fatales'
Lynn True, Ursula Liang & Liz Nord

Moderated by Her Girl Friday's Talisa Chang, Aldona Watts & Jihii Jolly

We talk about the daily realities of our work and lives. We’ll also "pull back the veil" and share concrete, actionable tips and processes we've honed over the years.

"How do you make it work?"

Her Girl Friday and members of Film Fatales (New York Documentary Chapter) have an honest, informal conversation about how we make it work – how we pay our bills, balance personal and work projects, manage our time, stay on top of our projects and schedules, and stay sane in the process.

With Film Fatales'
Lynn True, Ursula Liang & Liz Nord

Moderated by Her Girl Friday's Talisa Chang, Aldona Watts & Jihii Jolly

We talk about the daily realities of our work and lives. We’ll also "pull back the veil" and share concrete, actionable tips and processes we've honed over the years.

When it comes to your projects/life in general, which best describes how organized you are?A) So organized.B) Not that o...
05/30/2016
Her Girl Friday + Film Fatales: How do you make it work?

When it comes to your projects/life in general, which best describes how organized you are?

A) So organized.
B) Not that organized, but I make it work.
C) Pretty disorganized. Send help.

In preparation for FRIDAY's panel on making it work, we want to hear how you do it.

Take the whole 2 minute survey here: http://bit.ly/hgfsurvey

How do YOU make it work? In preparation for our upcoming panel with Her Girl Friday and Film Fatales, we'd love for our attendees to fill out this brief, informal survey. We'll use the responses to help spark conversation and add color to the discussion. Our June 3rd panel (hosted at ThoughtWorks in...

ATTN Los Angeles: Her Girl Friday organizer Aldona Watts is screening her doc Land Of Songs next week with American Cine...
05/10/2016
LAND OF SONGS / THE LAST BLACK SEA PIRATES | American Cinematheque

ATTN Los Angeles: Her Girl Friday organizer Aldona Watts is screening her doc Land Of Songs next week with American Cinematheque's European Union Film Fest at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. Aldona will be there for audience discussion, come say hi! http://bit.ly/1Sf3bA3

Presented by the American Cinematheque and the consulates of EU members: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland and Spain.

"“How do we tell a story for the audience when the audience is present within it?” Filmmaker and Her Girl Friday past pr...
04/06/2016
The Storyteller’s Guide to the Virtual Reality Audience

"“How do we tell a story for the audience when the audience is present within it?” Filmmaker and Her Girl Friday past presenter Katy Newton shares "The Storyteller’s Guide to the Virtual Reality Audience"

http://bit.ly/1RPj8cv

As VR storytellers, we are charged with molding experience itself into story, and none of our storytelling tools have pr…

“NEVER say, ‘This is so easy.’” Recognize that baby boomers have a lot of fear and anger about technology, and tread gen...
03/25/2016
How millennials should deal with baby boomers at work

“NEVER say, ‘This is so easy.’” Recognize that baby boomers have a lot of fear and anger about technology, and tread gently. -- All hail Ann Friedman, who spoke at Her Girl Friday's San Francisco event, "Choose Your Own Adventure," three years ago this month.

Advice on how to attract and manage millennial employees has become a fixture of business journalism and corporate reports. Thanks to extensive research, we know that millennials may come to the workplace with “a sense of entitlement, a tendency to overshare on social media, and frankness…

Her Girl Friday's cover photo
01/29/2016

Her Girl Friday's cover photo

A talk among journalists who have covered civil rights issues from Ferguson to Baltimore and the rest of the country.Fea...
11/09/2015

A talk among journalists who have covered civil rights issues from Ferguson to Baltimore and the rest of the country.

Featuring:
Yamiche Alcindor - USA Today
Nikole Hannah-Jones - The New York Times Magazine
Pearl Gabel - Multimedia Reporter
Sarah Hoye - Al Jazeera America
Juliet Linderman - The Associated Press

Plus a presentation by Madeleine Bair of Witness, an international nonprofit organization that trains and supports people using video in their fight for human rights. https://witness.org/

Thank you to ThoughtWorks NYC for hosting us!

A talk among journalists who have covered civil rights issues from Ferguson to Baltimore and the rest of the country.

Featuring:
Yamiche Alcindor - USA Today
Nikole Hannah-Jones - The New York Times Magazine
Pearl Gabel - Multimedia Reporter
Sarah Hoye - Al Jazeera America
Juliet Linderman - The Associated Press

Plus a presentation by Madeleine Bair of Witness, an international nonprofit organization that trains and supports people using video in their fight for human rights. https://witness.org/

Thank you to ThoughtWorks NYC for hosting us!

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Her Girl Friday is dedicated to empowering journalists and nonfiction storytellers by creating opportunities for learning, networking, collaboration, and the production and showcasing of meaningful nonfiction projects in a variety of media. Our initiatives are open to anyone, but our focus is on centering those who identify as women including but not limited to cisgender, transgender, femme, gender non-conforming and non-binary people of any nationality, ethnicity, age, ability, or orientation. Previous Events: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.140015492733140.27511.130820166986006 Past presenters include: • Amy O'Leary, New York Times reporter and former Deputy News Editor • Annia Ciezadlo, Day of Honey Author and former Special Correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor and The New Republic • Jessica Devaney, Associate Producer for Budrus at JustVision • Diana Diroy, MA in Media Studies and Film at New School • Carolyn Ryan, Metro editor of The New York Times • Katherine Lanpher, award-winning print and broadcast journalist and teacher at the Op-Ed project • Evan Ratliff, founder of The Atavist • Jessica Pressler, contributing editor to New York Magazine • Dafna Linzer, senior reporter at ProPublica • Habiba Nosheen, multimedia reporter, To Adopt a Child • Pamela Yates, documentary filmmaker, Granito • Roopa Vasudevan, MTV True Life Producer • Ann Friedman, former executive editor of GOOD and co-founder of crowd-funded magazine TOMORROW • Martina Castro, Managing editor of KALW News 91.7FM and co-founder and senior producer of Radio Ambulante • Katy Newton, Stanford Knight Fellow, created Kon*Fab • Aldona Watts, multimedia producer and creator of Land of Songs • Mimi Chakarova, multimedia journalist and creator of The Price of Sex • Lara Setrakian, Syria Deeply • Lam Thuy Vo, Al Jazeera America • Anaheed Alani, Rookie Magazine • Maura Johnston, Maura Magazine • Angeline Gragasin, Women of the Future • Mina Kimes, Business, Columnist at ESPN The Magazine • Irin Carmon, National Reporting & Politics at MSNBC • Mary Pilon, Sports at the New York Times • Nicole Tung, Photojournalist • Megan McCloskey, Military coverage at ProPublica • Nafeesa Syeed & Rahilla Zafar, Arab Women Rising • Alyson Martin and Nushin Rashidian, Cannabis Wire • Tanzina Vega, Off Color New York Times Video Series • Malika Zouhali-Worrall, Call Me Kuchu • Patricia Finneran, Brit Docs' Impact Field Guide & Toolkit • Yamiche Alcindor, USA Today • Nikole Hannah-Jones, The New York Times Magazine • Pearl Gabel, Multimedia Reporter • Sarah Hoye, Al Jazeera America • Juliet Linderman, The Associated Press • Ursula Liang, Director/Producer • Jihii Jolly, Multimedia Journalist • Lynn True, Documentary Filmmaker • Liz Nord, Documentary Filmmaker and Multiplatform Producer • Talisa Chang, Her Girl Friday Co-Founder Organizers: Talisa Chang, Diana Diroy, Jihii Jolly, Juliet Linderman, Jackie Snow, Aldona Watts, Karen Zraick

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