Sun launches Column Idol to find star of the future...PPA diversity mentoring scheme

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The Sun has launched a competition for budding journalists aged 16-21 to find the next Kelvin MacKenzie or Jane Moore.

Column Idol is being run with the charity Media Trust and offers the winner the chance to have a full-page column published in the paper, to visit the Sun offices and receive mentoring from top Sun staffers. Details of how to enter are here.

Meanwhile the Periodical Publishers Association has launched a new mentoring scheme called Magnet to promote diversity in magazine publishing. Under the scheme students from “under represented groups” on PTC-accredited courses will be matched with mentors from the magazine industry and offered work experience, guidance and networking opportunities.

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