Journalism Diversity Fund recipient lands placement at Sky Sports News

Dan Cooper, a former Journalism Diversity Fund recipient, has secured a work placement with Sky Sports News.

Dan recently completed the fast-track multimedia journalism course at News Associates and achieved the NCTJ gold standard (A-C in all modules and 100wpm). The 24-year-old began his two week work experience placement this week.

He said: “My placement with Sky Sports News has been an incredible experience so far and it is amazing to see how a programme I have watched since I was a kid is put together. Everyone, the journalists, the production team and the presenters, have been really helpful and friendly.

“There were hundreds of applications and I feel honoured to have been given the chance to work for the biggest sports channel in the world.”

The placement includes experience in production, planning and special projects, as well as the opportunity to shadow a reporter.

Sky is the first broadcaster to support the Journalism Diversity Fund. The company provides financial support to the fund, as well as in-kind backing through mentoring and work placements for bursary recipients.

Follow Dan’s progress on Twitter: @DanCooper21

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