Behind the scenes at the museum

A scheme to encourage young journalists to write about regional
museums has been launched by the Museums, Libraries and Archives
Council (MLA)n and the 24 Hour Museum.

Ten student journalists
nationwide will each be awarded a £500 bursary by the Renaissance
Student Journalism Network to work one day a week for six months,
generating features about regional museums. Their stories will be
published on the 24 Hour Museum website, participating museums’
websites and in newsletters and reports.

The £20,000 project is
being funded under Renaissance, the MLA’s programme to transform
England’s regional museums, and is part of its strategy to help them
reach a wider audience.

Awards have already been made to Brighton student Emily Sands, and Roslyn Tappenden in Birmingham.

Other
young journalists are now being chosen in Bristol, Norwich, Manchester
and London, with other regions to follow soon. The students are being
managed by 24 HM editor, Jon Pratty.

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