The journalism industry can be a hard place for women and this is even more true about investigative journalism.
According to Amel Ghani, journalist at the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), this was the consensus of a panel that spoke at a conference recently hosted by the organisation. But top women editors from leading investigative organisations also shared tips on how they got into their roles and learned to navigate the industry. Ghani covered the nine best tips in this article for GIJN.
One of the tips for women is to ditch the lone wolf archetype.
"We tend to be better at sharing, collaborating, at networking, at empathising, and all of these skills are extraordinarily important in investigative journalism," said Rachel Oldroyd, managing editor and CEO of The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, as quoted in the article.