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The new rules of writing for women: An evening class with VICE UK's executive editor

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (BST)

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Learn the new rules of writing powerful features for and about women in this high-impact class with Zing Tsjeng, journalist, podcaster, Forgotten Women author, and founder of the UK edition of award-winning millennial women's website Broadly.

The media landscape looks vastly different to how it did ten years ago; content is more interactive, more digital and more accountable than ever before. As a journalist, how do you ensure your writing is relevant, engaging and empowering, while also putting your name out there as a force to be reckoned with?

In this high-impact class, Zing Tsjeng will be joining us to show you how to navigate the changing tone, format and interests of women's media, and how you can - and should - create work that matters to audiences now.

A leader in pioneering women's media that is fun, creative, engaging, digitally-focused, progressive and deeply relevant - the kind of content that women want to read, listen to and share - Zing is perfectly placed to take you through exactly what makes an effective feature, what editors look for in a pitch, and how you can make your work more interactive and shareable.

You will cover all bases of progressive women's media with a game-changing creator in the industry, and come away with the knowhow and confidence to expand your own portfolio and get your name out there.

This class is a must for any and all women looking to make their mark in the media.

Course content

  • Women's media: how the tone, format and interests are changing, and what this means for you
  • What makes an effective feature?
  • What editors look for when commissioning content
  • How to approach pitches and put your ideas forward
  • Expanding your portfolio: working in podcasts and books

Tutor profile

Zing Tsjeng is the executive editor VICE UK and a journalist, podcaster and author. In 2014, she launched the UK edition of the award-winning millennial women's website Broadly. In 2018, Octopus published her four-book series Forgotten Women, which explores the untold stories of inspiring women who have been marginalised from history. She hosts the BBC podcast Obsessed With... Killing Eve, the award-winning sex and dating podcast My First Time and the official Women's Prize for Fiction podcast. She is also a presenter for VICE and has appeared on Woman's Hour, the Victoria Derbyshire Show, and others. She tweets @misszing.

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The Guardian
Kings Place
90 York Way
N1 9GU London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (BST)

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Welcome to Guardian masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.

Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.

Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.

The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.

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