We’re turning five. Can you believe it? I certainly can’t. To celebrate, we’re launching five amazing new resources across June and July, as well as relaunching our membership scheme, with the aim of raising another £500 a month, to fund the next round of our Journo Resources Fellowship.
When this all started in my bedroom five years ago, it’s fair to say I never imagined we’d get this far. It’s probably also fair to say it wasn’t even the plan to. Our birthday isn’t until June 28th, but even thinking about it now makes me spin a little bit. In terms of humans, that’s the age someone can walk, talk, and have already started school.
In corporate terms, we’re still a team that’s beyond tiny – none of us work full-time, there’s certainly no shiny office, and last year we turned over a total of £19,651. But I’m incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved in these last five years – even if there’s still a hell of a lot that needs fixing within the journalism industry.
But Journo Resources is here for the long haul, providing free-to-access to resources to people from all backgrounds, making the media look more like the country it’s supposed to serve. And we don’t stop at helping people into the industry – a better media needs to be representative at all levels and confront its systematic problems.
So far this year, more than than 100,000 people have used the resources on our website, with tens of thousands more signed up to our weekly opportunities newsletter, and hundreds attending our online workshops or getting one-to-one advice. We’ve taken on our first ever employee, taken on 12 Journo Resources fellows – and convinced huge employers to list salaries on their jobs for the first time.
Journo Resources has been entirely bootstrapped from the start – and it’s only got this far thanks to our supporters and members. People like you. Thank you so much for being with us on this journey – we couldn’t do it without you.
Our New Membership Scheme Launches Now ✨
Everything we do will always be free to access to everyone – otherwise it doesn’t help the people who need it most. But, now more than ever, we’re so incredibly grateful for our supporters, whose regular donations make our work possible.
Today, we’re relaunching our membership scheme, to help us raise another £500 a month, which will allow us to take on our next cohort of Journo Resources Fellows. As a thank you, there are some new and improved perks:
Free access to all of our events and our back catalogue (All Tiers),
A free copy of our annual workbook and magazine (Tea & Cake),
A monthly insights mailing, giving analysis into successful pitches and job applications (Tea & Cake),
Discount codes for other services and events across the industry (Tea & Cake),
A monthly Q&A mailing, to ask your questions directly (Tea & Cake).
Our new membership starts at just £4 a month – and every penny goes back into creating new resources and support for people at all stages of their journalism careers. And we really couldn’t be more grateful for your support ♥️