Journalism Diversity Fund recipients report from Cardiff

Two talented journalism students from Cardiff University are reporting on the Journalism Skills Debate taking place at the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference at the Wales Millennium Centre on 2 December.

Ben Bostock and Katey Pigden are covering the debate with a mixture of writing, videojournalism and photography.

Ben and Katey were awarded their bursaries as part of this year’s cohort one.
Ben, who suffers from cerebral palsy, is from Carmarthen and graduated from Leeds University in 2007 with a degree in Visual Communications before studying the PgDip in Journalism at Cardiff University. Inspired by his father who was a successful motoring journalist and editor, Ben decided to try his hand at freelance journalism. He began writing race reports for Autosport magazine and was later commissioned to write for Motorsport News. Ben has also undertaken work placements with the South Wales Evening Post, Maxpower magazine and the Carmarthen Journal.

Katey, 22, from London, graduated from Brunel University in July 2009 having studied English with Creative Writing. She undertook her first work experience placement with The London Newspaper Group at the age of 17, which strengthened her passion to become a journalist. Since then Katey has had a couple of placements with the Times Higher Education magazine.

Their full report will be available to view on the Journalism Diversity Fund website.