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JDF 15th anniversary – Q&A with April Roach

To mark the 15th anniversary of the Journalism Diversity Fund, we will be sharing the stories of past bursary recipients throughout the year.We spoke with April Roach, who studied for her diploma at PA training in 2017, gained her NQJ…

My mental health story and why it made me want to be a journalist

By Ryan Hesketh, JDF bursary recipientTrigger warning: mental illness, suicideMy name is Ryan, and I am a journalist who has experienced both intergenerational, and personal, mental health crises. I am also a bursary recipient from the NCTJ’s Journalism Diversity Fund…

My mental health story and why it made me want to be a journalist

By Ryan Hesketh, JDF bursary recipientTrigger warning: mental illness, suicideMy name is Ryan, and I am a journalist who has experienced both intergenerational, and personal, mental health crises. I am also a bursary recipient from the NCTJ’s Journalism Diversity Fund…

What one year in journalism has taught me

This time last year I was watching The Fourth Estate on TV – a documentary following journalists working in a busy, fast-paced national newsroom. I kept imagining what it would be like to be in their shoes. They were right…

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