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My Claire Prosser bursary work placements

16 Aug 19

In under a year I’ve gone from an unemployed graduate to starting my dream job as a broadcast journalist and the Claire Prosser Bursary has played its part.

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Twenty-one bursaries awarded in second round of 2019

31 Jul 19

The second round of the Journalism Diversity Fund in 2019 has concluded with the awarding of 21 bursaries. These aspiring journalists were awarded funding to begin their journalism training at NCTJ-accredited courses in the 2019-20 academic year, and bursaries can help fund their course fees and/or living expenses. Twenty-nine shortlisted candidates were interviews at Bloomberg […]

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Thirty candidates shortlisted in second round of 2019

17 Jul 19

Thirty aspiring journalists have been shortlisted in the second Journalism Diversity Fund application round of 2019. Four panels of senior industry figures will interview the shortlisted candidates at Bloomberg in London on Thursday, 25 July and Friday, 26 July. Bursaries are awarded to those who have a passion for journalism, financial need and can demonstrate […]

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What one year in journalism has taught me

1 Jul 19

This time last year I was watching The Fourth Estate on TV – a documentary following journalists working in a busy, fast-paced national newsroom. I kept imagining what it would be like to be in their shoes. They were right in the thick of it all – current affairs, investigations, breaking news – where I […]

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My Thomas Read bursary work placement with Sky Sports News

25 Jun 19

Back in September I was awarded the Thomas Read bursary by the JDF which allowed me to study at News Associates in London. As part of the bursary, two weeks work experience at Sky Sport News was included and I completed my placement there in April. After my induction to the Sky campus, which included […]

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How my persistence and determination led to invaluable opportunities

13 Jun 19

In order for newsrooms to best reflect our communities, it’s vital schemes such as the Journalism Diversity Fund exist. Having always wanted to be a journalist from as early as I can remember, when I left my comprehensive school the sudden realisation of a lack of financial means, no connections and the idea that journalists […]

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The Journalism Diversity Fund is much more than a bursary

10 Jun 19

Undertaking my NCTJ training always felt like the logical next step for me after graduating from Edinburgh University. As the most common pathway into the industry and, having been offered a place on the multimedia sports journalism course at News Associates, I was adamant I wouldn’t delay embarking on my dream career in the journalism […]

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Nine bursaries awarded in first round of 2019

1 May 19

The first round of the Journalism Diversity Fund in 2019 has concluded with the awarding of nine bursaries.

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Fourteen candidates shortlisted in first round of 2019

17 Apr 19

Fourteen aspiring journalists have been shortlisted in the first of four Journalism Diversity Fund application rounds of 2019.

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How the JDF helped me achieve my dream job

5 Apr 19

When I first decided to undertake an NCTJ fast-track diploma in multimedia journalism, I faced the daunting question of how to fund it. I already had a considerable student debt so was reluctant to take out another loan, and my parents had limited means to assist me. Even when I was told about the Journalism […]

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