Helen Lewis (journalist)
|Born||1983 (age 34–35)|
|Other names||Helen Lewis-Hasteley|
Life and career
Lewis read English at St Peter's College, Oxford, and after graduating, gained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism from London's City University. Subsequently, she was accepted on the Daily Mail's programme for trainee sub-editors, working in the job for a few years, and later joining the team responsible for commissioning features for the newspaper.
For five years, from August 2006, Lewis ran a networking scheme, open to all young journalists, called Schmooze and Booze, for which she organised events held in a Central London pub every other month. Lewis commented in 2007 that older colleagues, who had worked with each other for quite a long time, all seemed to know each other, while her contemporaries did not.
Lewis's law is an eponymous law taken from her observation that "the comments on any article about feminism justify feminism". Lewis first made the observation on Twitter on 9 August 2012, and it was quoted afterwards in Wired UK as part of a piece on the Donglegate incident, in which an engineer and a self-styled "developer evangelist" were fired after the latter accused two engineers sitting behind her of making sexual jokes at PyCon 2013.
- "Contact Us" Archived 4 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine., New Statesman website
- Helen Lewis Archived 15 February 2017 at the Wayback Machine., contributor page, guardian.co.uk
- Helen Lewis-Hasteley "The secret of networking? Talking" Archived 20 October 2016 at the Wayback Machine., The Guardian, 10 January 2012
- "Schmooze and Booze celebrates first birthday" Archived 3 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine., Press Gazette, 28 August 2007
- "Plenty of schmoozing and plenty of boozing" Archived 2 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine., Press Gazette, 13 June 2007
- 'Media Monkey' "Media Monkey: Warren Buffett, a BSkyB buffet, and Danny Cohen" Archived 27 September 2016 at the Wayback Machine., guardian.co.uk, 27 May 2013
- "New appointments and web expansion" Archived 5 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine., newstatesman.com, 16 May 2012
- Urwin, Rosamund (10 August 2015). "Boxing clever: why everyone from Gigi Hadid to Ellie Goulding is toning up in the ring". London Evening Standard. Archived from the original on 21 August 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
- Lewis, Helen (9 August 2012). "@helenlewis". Twitter. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
As I've just told @alicetiara, the comments on any article about feminism justify feminism. That is Lewis's Law.
- Marwick, Alice (29 March 2013). "Donglegate: Why the Tech Community Hates Feminists". Wired UK. Archived from the original on 29 March 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
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