Twelve hopeful journalists have been shortlisted for the fourth and final round of 2017 Journalism Diversity Fund bursaries, which would cover the cost of their NCTJ-accredited journalism training.
The full shortlist is as follows:
- Matthew Bell
- Rianna Croxford
- Nicola Driscoll-Davies
- Lucy Harley-McKeown
- Hannah Lovejoy
- Amar Mehta
- Yashas Mudumbai
- Husna Rizvi
- Joshua Salisbury
- Genea Saunders
- Roxana Shirazi
- Jeffery Uzoukwu
The candidates have been invited for interview and will be questioned by a panel of senior industry members at the Press Association offices on Friday, 8 December.
The applicants will be questioned about their passion for journalism, financial need and diversity.
Bursaries are awarded to those 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.
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