Trinity Mirror opens its doors to ethnic minorities

A scheme has been launched by Trinity Mirror to help people from ethnic minorities break into journalism.

Two applicants a year will be put on the 16-week foundation course at Trinity’s training centre in Newcastle.

They will then undergo three months of work experience placements at Trinity Mirror titles around the country, including the local weeklies in the South East, the Birmingham Evening Mail and the Daily Mirror.

During the course, candidates will work with other Trinity trainees. They will be paid a training allowance throughout the course and during their work experience.

The bursary is to be named after former Trinity Mirror chief executive Philip Graf, who is understood to have had an interest in attracting people from ethnic minorities into journalism.

To apply for the bursary candidates are being asked to interview someone from their community and to put together a story based on it. Interviews will take place in June and July.

For more information contact Tony Johnston on 0191 201 6043.

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