Third diversity fund 2016/2017 cohort shortlisted for interviews

Ten hopeful journalists have been shortlisted for Journalism Diversity Fund bursaries to cover the cost of their NCTJ-accredited journalism training. 23 applications were received from across the UK.

The full shortlist is as follows:

  • John Arkless
  • Emma Bowden
  • Katherine Giddins
  • Alice Kirby
  • Lilian Maingi
  • Sophie Morris
  • Charlotte O’Neill
  • Daldeep Poonia
  • Charlane Robinson
  • Raphael Wilson

The candidates have been invited for interview and will be questioned by a panel of senior media industry members at the Thomson Reuters offices on Friday, 12 August.

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 fourth and final cohort. Application forms are available on the Journalism Diversity Fund website, the deadline is Wednesday, 16 November 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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