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How I got my dream job

24 Feb 17

Emilia Bona explains how her JDF bursary enabled her to excel on her NCTJ course and become a reporter in a newsroom she loves.

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And so my NCTJ journey has begun

14 Nov 16

And so my NCTJ Journey has begun. I am currently studying at News Associates and I am really enjoying it.

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“I thought I had it all sussed…”

6 Oct 16

Katie Boyd, recipient of the Claire Prosser bursary award, shares her thoughts on the recent Journalism Diversity Fund celebratory reception

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From first step to first shift – breaking into journalism

22 Jul 16

Newly graduated journalist, Beth Baldwin, touches on her experiences at work, on course and with the Journalism Diversity Fund.

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Journalism: it’s a marathon, not a sprint

5 May 16

I’m not much of a crier but there a few things that are guaranteed to set me off and one of those is the London Marathon theme tune.

The image of the colourful crowd crossing the Tower Bridge to the triumphant tones of Ron Goodwin’s 1966 classic is a sure fire way to start the waterworks, and often a eulogy about how athletics brings us all together.

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Bring an idea, get results

15 Apr 16

My work experience placement at the New Statesman came about quite by chance. I was looking at the websites of my favourite newspapers and current affairs magazines with an eye to my up-coming work experience when I saw that the New Statesman was ‘working actively with selected charities to offer work experience to students from low-income families and under-represented group.’

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The Interview: What are the panel looking for?

29 Mar 16

Journalism has woken up to how diversity in news rooms enriches content and makes it more representative and relevant to consumers. But the industry simply hasn’t kept pace with society’s cultural expansion and is playing catch-up.

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My Gold Standard Journey

16 Mar 16

Last year, I decided to quit the glamorous life of a PR to pursue a dream I’ve had since I was 12-years-old – to become a journalist.

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Shortlisting: What do I look for in an application?

9 Mar 16

I’ve been shortlisting JDF applications for around five years now and I rip open my envelope of applications with excitement when I get them in the post.

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Celebrating 10 years of supporting the Journalism Diversity Fund

26 Feb 16

Encouraging people from a wide variety of backgrounds to become journalists is vital if the media is to have a voice that is as diverse as the issues it reports on.

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