Nine budding 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:
- Suswati Basu
- Della Cheshire
- Faye De Silva
- Amber Haque
- Rebecca Legister-Anderson
- William Medlock
- Lila Randall
- André Rhoden-Paul
- Sofiane Ziad
The candidates have been invited for interview and will be questioned by a panel of senior journalists and editors in London on Friday, 15 August.
The applicants will be asked various questions about their passion for journalism, financial need and diversity.
Bursaries are awarded to those from socially and/or ethnically diverse backgrounds who have a passion for journalism and can demonstrate how they with 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 cohort four are now open. The closing date for applications is 5 November 2014.