Cohort 2 bursaries awarded for 2017/2018 academic year

Cohort 2 of the Journalism Diversity Fund has now concluded with the awarding of six bursaries for the 2017/2018 academic year. These up-and-coming journalists were awarded funding to begin their journalism training at NCTJ-accredited courses beginning this September.

Bursaries were awarded to:

  • Shamaan Freeman-Powell, Press Association
  • Thomas Gabbidon, Brighton Journalist Works Ltd
  • James Gale, Press Association
  • Connor Parker, The University of Sheffield
  • Harvey Solomon-Brady, Press Association
  • Loretta Thomas, Press Association

The interviews took place on Thursday, 15 June, and were hosted by Press Association. The interviewing panel included senior managers and editors from the NCTJ, The Conversation, The Society of Editors, The Guardian, Sky Sports News and The Printing Charity.

The interviewees were quizzed on their passion for journalism, financial need and diversity.

Bursaries are awarded four times a year to students planning to study an NCTJ-accredited course. They are awarded to students from socially or ethnically diverse backgrounds and can help them cover the cost of course fees and living expenses.

This was the second round of bursaries granted for the academic year between September 2017 and August 2018.

Applications for the next cohort are currently being accepted until Wednesday 12 July. For more information, or to apply, click here.

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