SJA to offer £1,800 training bursary

The Sports Journalists’ Association (SJA) is to offer a training bursary aimed at helping students and recent graduates keen to start a career in journalism.

In collaboration with media training company, PMA Media Training, the SJA is offering a bursary worth £1,800 – half the full fees for the PMA course which will lead to one student gaining a post-graduate certificate in magazine journalism.

Steven Downes, secretary of the SJA, said:

‘By teaming up with PMA, we are delighted to be able to offer a promising young journalist a chance to benefit from attending a rigorous and intensive training course, offering them a step up on their career.”

The intensive course, which is approved by the Periodicals Training Council, lasts nine weeks and takes place at the Centre for Media Excellence in Camden, north London.

Skills covered include news and feature writing, interviewing, sub-editing, libel and copyright, design and layout and editing video.

The closing date for applications for the bursary is 14 June.

For more details on the course and a link to the bursary application form, potential applicants should visit the SJA website.

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