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Eight bursaries awarded in final JDF round of 2019

The fourth and final round of the Journalism Diversity Fund in 2019 has concluded with the awarding of eight bursaries, bringing the total number of bursaries awarded this year to 45. These aspiring journalists were awarded funding to begin their…

Eight bursaries awarded in final JDF round of 2019

The fourth and final round of the Journalism Diversity Fund in 2019 has concluded with the awarding of eight bursaries, bringing the total number of bursaries awarded this year to 45. These aspiring journalists were awarded funding to begin their…

Thirteen applicants shortlisted in final JDF round of 2019

Thirteen aspiring journalists have been shortlisted in the fourth and final Journalism Diversity Fund application round of 2019. Two panels of senior industry figures will interview the shortlisted candidates at the Financial Times in London on Friday, 6 December. Bursaries…

Thirteen applicants shortlisted in final JDF round of 2019

Thirteen aspiring journalists have been shortlisted in the fourth and final Journalism Diversity Fund application round of 2019. Two panels of senior industry figures will interview the shortlisted candidates at the Financial Times in London on Friday, 6 December. Bursaries…

How the Journalism Diversity Fund brings much-need diversity to newsrooms, changing attitudes towards inclusivity and recruitment

By Laurie Tucker, head of journalism training, Sky Sports News Sports fans generally root for the underdog, unless their team, a personal favourite or a bet is involved. Think of Coco Gauff at Wimbledon, Ireland’s Test cricketers humbling England for two days at Lord’s, Shane Lowry storming The Open. Given their opportunities, they all rocked the established, changed thinking and enriched an industry. The Journalism Diversity Fund, by backing the unheralded and those who don’t conform to pre-conceptions, has done pretty much the same.

Journalism Diversity Fund celebrated at NCTJ conference

Bursary recipients, mentors, sponsors and supporters were in attendance at the NCTJ’s equality, diversity and inclusion conference at Reuters today to celebrate the work of the Journalism Diversity Fund (JDF).

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