News of the World launches Robert Warren scholarship

The News of the World has launched a new journalism scholarship to commemorate former executive editor of the paper Bob Warren, who died earlier this month.

Warren spent un unparalleled 45 years with the News of the World and died after a short illness, while still at the paper, aged 73.

Editor Colin Myler said: “Many senior executives owe their careers to the start Bob gave them. It is absolutely fitting that our scholarship carries his name.

“Journalists who pass through our training scheme should know that they are custodians of a great tradition of excellence in reporting and story-getting, and Bob helped forge that tradition for almost half a century.

“We will make sure each new generation respects the values that made Bob so special.”

The Robert Warren Scholarship is a two-year graduate course in which successful applicants are sent to a formal training college for five months to work for their diploma in journalism, before completing their training in-house at the News of the World.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Bob Warren will be held at St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, at midday on Wednesday 25 March.

Due to the overwhelming demand, attendance will be by ticket only, and those wishing to go should please email memorial@notw.co.uk.

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