Founding Director & Editor-In-Chief

November 9, 2023 (Updated )

It’s November and we’re officially calling it — it’s the season for things dropping. The temperature, the leaves — and our third edition of The Yearbook. We can’t tell you how excited we are to put together this year’s edition, packed with insightful features, thoughtful exercises, and tools to help you navigate journalism in 2024.

We say this every year, but The Yearbook is more than just a magazine — it’s a 100-page ring-bound guide to the year ahead. As well as features from our fellows, it includes new personal development exercises to help you set and track your goals, resource sheets around pay, rights, and support, and a fun bit of origami every year. Last year we made a free ball of frustration. The previous year it was an aeroplane to send to editors who pay late.

Plus, every penny you pay for your copy goes back to support the running of our fellowship scheme, which helps people of all ages make their first start in journalism.

Buy A One-Off Copy, Shipped Worldwide For £11.50.

Or, Take Out A ‘Tea And Coffee’ Membership And Recieve It Completely Free Of Charge.

Our membership also comes with tonnes of other great benefits including free access to all our practical events and workshops, a Discord channel with live opportunities and community, and a licence to use our transcription software, JR Transcribe.

Buy Your Copy Of The Yearbook Now

There are two ways to get hold of a copy of The Yearbook.

  • Sign Up For A Journo Resources MembershipIf you sign up to support us on our ‘Tea and Cake’ Tier or above, the magazine will magically land on your doorstep in January. In addition, you’ll also get tonnes of other great benefits such as free access to every single one of our live events, the entire back catalogue, and use of our transcription app. This can also be bought as a gift subscription.
  • Buy A One-Off HereYou can order one-off copies of the magazine, due for shipping in January over on our Ko-Fi shop. Copies are just £11.50 and will be sent directly to you — they also make a great festive gift!
The Yearbook – Supporting The Journo Resources Fellowship

We’ve now almost completed our third year of the Journo Resources fellowship, which brings together people from across the UK looking to start a career in journalism. The scheme gives them 1-2-1 mentoring, a paid commission, and a series of career development workshops.

Across the first two cohorts, more than three-quarters have since gone on to further paid work in the media, or other funding and learning opportunities. Our fellows now work across the industry, including the BBC, InsiderThe Big IssuePinkNews — and even Journo Resources.

However, we haven’t yet raised the funding we need for year four. That’s why The Yearbook is so important, with every penny raised going to support the next round of Journo Resources Fellows in 2024.

Buy as part of our membership here or as a one-off purchase here.

Jem Collins
Jem Collins

Jem is the founder and editor of Journo Resources. She set up the site in her bedroom in 2016 and now works on the project full-time (still from her bedroom though). She is the winner of The Georgina Henry Award, The Sutton Trust’s Alumni Award for Social Impact, a DBACE Award, and WeAreTheCity’s Rising Star Awards.

Outside of Journo Resources she has freelanced for a range of national outlets including the i Paper, and PinkNews. She is also trying to swim in every outdoor pool in the UK and look after her toothless rescue cat Swirls.