Bursary marks a year since death of ITN's Lloyd

On the first anniversary of the death in the Iraq war of ITN reporter Terry Lloyd, an annual bursary has been founded in his memory.

The NUJ and ITN have jointly set up the scheme working with Lloyd’s widow, Lynn. It will enable one journalist a year to spend six weeks working for ITN on a project of their choice, which will be broadcast.

The idea was proposed by John Mitchell, a former colleague of Lloyd, and his old NUJ branch of Nottingham.

ITN will cover the wage costs for the six-week secondment and make its resources available. The NUJ will advertise the scheme and pay for accommodation in London for the winning applicant.

The bursary is aimed at journalists who have been working for at least five years, possibly in local newspapers or in regional television, but it isn’t expected to be open to people already working in news for the BBC or Sky.

Dan Stanton, FoC at ITN, said: “This is a wonderful legacy and an opportunity for other journalists to do what Terry Lloyd did.”

The bursary is initially planned to be available for a period of five years and is expected to be advertised with a full prospectus in the next few months.

ITN chief executive Mark Wood said: “ITN is delighted that this bursary scheme has been established with the NUJ in memory of Terry Lloyd. To provide this opportunity for a new generation of broadcast journalists is a fitting tribute to Terry’s immense contribution to television journalism.”

The conference heard that in recognition of the estimated 36 media workers killed in Iraq, a plaque is to be placed at NUJ HQ bearing the inscription: “In memory of those who report on conflict but pay the price with their lives.” It will be onveiled on 28 April, Workers’ Memorial Day.

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