New intern to help promote the Journalism Diversity Fund

A new intern to oversee and promote the Journalism Diversity Fund has been appointed by the NCTJ.

Christina Johnson is currently completing the NCTJ accredited MA in Newspaper Journalism course at Nottingham Trent University.

During her postgraduate studies at Nottingham Trent University, Christina completed the NCTJ preliminary certificate in Journalism, passing all exams in news writing, law and public affairs and gaining a 100wpm shorthand speed.

Christina’s responsibilities will include overseeing the administration, organisation and promotion of the Journalism Diversity Fund. As an intern Christina is paid a trainee level salary.

The 22-year-old from Sutton Coldfield, who was a fund recipient herself last year and was given financial help towards her course fees at Nottingham Trent University, said she was delighted when she found out her application for the intern post was successful.

She said: “I’m really looking forward to working with the team and want to raise awareness of the fund so more people realise it’s there to help anyone from a diverse background who needs financial support to complete their journalism studies.”

The application deadline for the next group of bursaries awarded by the Journalism Diversity Fund is 5pm on Friday 30th October.

For an application form and more information about the Journalism Diversity Fund visit www.journalismdiversityfund.com or contact Christina Johnson on christina.johnson@nctj.com

Editors and senior journalists are needed to sit on the panel which interviews applicants to the Journalism Diversity Fund. If you would like to help young people from diverse backgrounds start a career in journalism please email christina.johnson@nctj.com