The second 2016/2017 Journalism Diversity Fund cohort releases shortlist after record applications

Eleven assured journalists have been shortlisted for Journalism Diversity Fund bursaries to cover the cost of their NCTJ-accredited journalism training. This comes after the diversity fund received a record number of applications for a single cohort. In total, 19 applications were received from across the UK.

The full shortlist is as follows:

  • Jasmine Andersson
  • Faima Bakar
  • Dan Barker
  • Katie Boyd
  • Keane Duncan
  • Sara Kent
  • Unzula Khan
  • Josh Kitto
  • Jennifer Little
  • Kasia Sobocinska
  • Jennifer Stout

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, 17 June.

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 third cohort. Application forms are available on the Journalism Diversity Fund website, here, the deadline is Wednesday, 13 July at 5pm.

For further information, contact Benjy Wilson, NCTJ marketing and communications executive, on 01799 544940 or email benjy.wilson@nctj.com

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