The final round of the Journalism Diversity Fund in 2018 has concluded with the awarding of six bursaries, bringing the total number of bursaries awarded this year to 46 – a record number for the fund.
These aspiring journalists were awarded funding to begin their journalism training at NCTJ-accredited courses in the 2018-19 academic year, and bursaries can help fund their course fees and/or living expenses.
Twelve shortlisted candidates were interviewed at the BBC in London on Friday, 7 December. The interview panels included senior managers and editors from the NCTJ, BCOMS, Daily Mail and General Trust, Claire Prosser bursary, ITV, Press Association, Sky Sports News and The Telegraph.
Bursaries were awarded to:
Jem Bartholomew – Press Association Training
Frankie Christou – Press Association Training
Bradley Grant – City of Liverpool College
Susie Kellie – Press Association Training
Danielle Manning – News Associates London
Molly Millar – News Associates Manchester
At their interviews, the candidates were questioned on their passion for journalism, financial need and diversity.
The fund was set up in 2005 with a donation of £100,000 from NLA media access, with the aim of encouraging more diverse people to train as journalists and making newsrooms better reflect the communities they serve.
Thanks to the financial support of the industry, we have now awarded 303 bursaries since 2005.
For further information, please contact Cecilia Judmann, events and training officer, on 01799 544945 or email [email protected].