Journalism Diversity Fund announces first 2017 shortlist for training bursaries

10 hopeful journalists have been shortlisted for Journalism Diversity Fund bursaries to cover the cost of their NCTJ-accredited journalism training.

The full shortlist is as follows:

  • David Bass
  • Georgia Chambers
  • James Gale
  • Charley-kai John
  • Hayley Pearce
  • Kirsty Purnell
  • April Roach
  • Harvey Solomon-Brady
  • Lydia Wilkins
  • Eoin Wilson

The candidates have been invited for interview and will be questioned by a panel of senior industry members at the Financial Times offices on Friday, 5 May.

The applicants will be asked various questions about their passion for journalism, financial need and diversity.

Bursaries are awarded to those from socially or ethnically diverse backgrounds who have a passion for journalism and can demonstrate how they will bring diversity to the newsroom. Bursaries are awarded to cover the cost of journalism training and may include a contribution towards travel or living expenses depending on financial need.

Applications for bursaries are currently open for the diversity fund’s second cohort. Application forms are available on the Journalism Diversity Fund website, the deadline is Wednesday, 24 May at 5pm.

For further information, contact Alison Puttock, senior administrator, on 01799 544944 or email Alison.puttock@nctj.com

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