Record number of applications received for Journalism Diversity Fund
Tuesday 24th April 2012
The first round of bursaries for 2012 is now closed and the Journalism Diversity Fund is delighted to have received a record number of applications for cohort one.
This round, 68 application forms were submitted from those who need help funding their journalism training – a 48 percent increase on this time last year.
The rise in applications has been aided by the increase in marketing and publicity undertaken by the fund.
Melissa Allison-Forbes, the journalism diversity intern, is responsible for administering the Journalism Diversity Fund. She said of the success: “We are very pleased to see an increase in the amount of applications submitted to the fund.
“Last year we had new display material created and sent to all the NCTJ-accredited centres. They were also sent to secondary schools, colleges and libraries across the country.
“The Journalism Diversity Fund also made several radio appearances, attended a diversity careers fair and launched a Twitter account.”
The second round of bursaries is now open and applications are currently being accepted for NCTJ-accredited courses starting between September 2012 and August 2013.
The closing date is Friday, 29 June. Please see here for more details.