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Diversity in action at The Guardian

Recently I spent a fortnight at The Guardian on a work experience placement as part of their Positive Action Scheme which, like the Journalism Diversity Fund, is a programme designed to open news rooms to a more representative range of journalists.

When something is worth having…

When something is worth having, you need to work super hard for it; and this was the exact circumstance of my journey to get funding for a NCTJ accredited course.

No place I’d rather be

Despite always knowing I wanted to write for a living, I was unsure how to go about it. It always seemed like a huge leap to go from student to journalist, and most of my friends and family thought I was mad for wanting to make the jump.

Q&A with JDF recipients Alexandra Rucki

Alexandra Rucki is currently working as an online journalist at the London Evening Standard. Find out more about Alexandra’s passion for journalism, her training, life as a journalist and how the Journalism Diversity Fund helped her career.

Q&A with JDF recipient Claire French

Claire French is currently business editor at The News in Portsmouth, having previously worked at the Surrey Advertiser. She completed her journalism training at City College Brighton and Hove.

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