Five aspiring journalists win NCTJ Diversity Fund grants


The NCTJ’s Journalism Diversity Fund has announced its latest bursary winners.

The successful recipients in the second round of bursaries for 2012/2013 are: Nadya Ahmed, Jonathan Cronshaw, Khaleda Rahman, Sophie Mei Lan Slack and Richard Wilson.

They will be studying NCTJ-accredited courses at Nottingham Trent University, Leeds Trinity University College, News Associates London, University of Salford and Lambeth College.

Interviews took place at the NCTJ offices in Newport, Essex, on Friday 10 August.

The panels consisted of: Graham Dudman, editorial development director at News International; Laurie Tucker, day editor of Sky Sports News; Colleen Harris, journalist and presenter for BBC Essex; Bob Satchwell, executive director of the Society of Editors; Alice Ryan, content editor for Cambridge Magazines; and Barry Hunt, commercial editor of Archant Herts and Cambs.

Bursaries are awarded four times a year to students studying an NCTJ-accredited course. They are awarded to students from socially or ethnically diverse backgrounds and can help them cover the cost of course fees and living expenses.

The third group of bursaries for the academic year September 2012- August 2013 are now open. The application deadline will be Friday 26 October 2012 at 5pm.

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