The first round of the Journalism Diversity Fund in 2019 has concluded with the awarding of nine 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.
Thirteen shortlisted candidates were interviewed at Bloomberg in London on Friday, 26 April. The interview panels included senior managers and editors from the NCTJ, Bloomberg, Daily Mail, Financial Times, Press Association, Sky Sports News and The Printing Charity.
Bursaries were awarded to:
Rachael Davis, Press Association Training
Kiro Evans, Press Association Training
Niall Evans, Cardiff University
Shazad Hussain, Wolverhampton College
Anita Khakpour-Langary, News Associates London
Amaliah Marmon-Halm, Press Association Training
Aman Pathiara, News Associates London
Camomile Shumba, News Associates London
Georgia Simcox, News Associates London
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 312 bursaries since 2005.
Applications are now open for the second round of 2019, with a deadline of Wednesday, 3 July.
For further information, please contact [email protected] or call 01799 544014.