Read the Journalism Diversity Fund blog to find out how current students are finding their journalism training, and learn about life as a trainee journalist from past bursary recipients.
Friday 10th May 2013
For the past month, the Leeds Trinity University postgraduate journalism trainees have been running a fully functioning newsroom.
Wednesday 1st May 2013
According to the BBC Lab UK survey published in April, Britain is far from a classless society: instead of the previously assumed three social classes, there are apparently now seven:
Friday 22nd March 2013
Despite always knowing I wanted to write for a living, I was unsure how to go about it. It always seemed like a huge leap to go from student to journalist, and most of my friends and family thought I was mad for wanting to make the jump.
Thursday 14th March 2013
I remember it well. Very well in fact. 8 June 2012, 9.04am: the exact time I received an email from the Journalism Diversity Fund telling me that my dream was about to become a reality.
Monday 11th February 2013
Navigating the spaghetti junction of Victoria to reach the NCTJ Student Council meeting was a feat in itself. After weaving in and out of smoggy roadworks and narrowly missing a street cleaner’s wheelie bin, I managed to find the Microsoft HQ, where MSN was hosting the event.
Monday 11th February 2013
“The future of journalism is in your hands.” With such a bold opening statement by NCTJ Chairman, Kim Fletcher, on Friday morning, it became clear why the NCTJ wanted us, the student council, to ensure they were providing us with the best range of opportunities, skills and qualifications possible.
Thursday 31st January 2013
Most organisations require you to ‘tick boxes’ before you can even contact them. Whether it be your name, age, gender, sexuality, religion or even medical history, it is essential that our bureaucratic society know about you. I, like many other Journalism Diversity recipients, have never fitted in a box.
Tuesday 15th January 2013
Just a short 20 weeks ago, I began the course I had been destined to do since I was about eight-years-old.
Monday 3rd December 2012
I would defy any journalism graduate not to do what I was doing on Wednesday evening- loitering in the lobby of Nottingham Contemporary in the hope of interviewing Sir Michael Parkinson between courses at the NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Conference gala dinner.
Wednesday 14th November 2012
This year’s Society of Editors conference in Belfast took place during one of the most eventful weekends for the media in recent memory.