Journalism Diversity Fund awards latest training bursaries

Six aspiring journalists have been awarded bursaries by the Journalism Diversity Fund.

The following people were successful in securing bursaries to help them complete their journalism training:

  • Tom Eden (Press Association Training, Newcastle)
  • Thomas Hewitt (Nottingham Trent University)
  • Sufiya Rehman (City of Liverpool College)
  • Charlotte Ryan (Glasgow Caledonian University)
  • Shruti Sheth (Lambeth College)
  • Joseph Smith (Cardiff University)

Bursaries are awarded to students from socially and ethnically diverse backgrounds to help them cover the cost of NCTJ-accredited course fees and associated living expenses.

Interviews where hosted by the Telegraph Media Group in London on Friday, 14 August.

The panels, whose members included: Charlotte Cooper, Thomson Reuters; Graham Dudman, News UK; Sam Morris, Telegraph Media Group; Laurie Tucker, Sky Sports News; Leo Whitlock, Kentish Gazette, quizzed interviewees on their passion for journalism, financial need and diversity.

Bursaries are awarded four times a year. The fourth group of bursaries for the academic year September 2015 – August 2016 are now open for applications. The deadline is Wednesday, 4 November at 5pm.

An application form is available here.

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