Bob Humphrys bursary for Diploma in Journalism
Thursday, May 21, 2009
A new bursary has been announced from BBC Wales in memory of former sports correspondent Bob Humphrys
A new bursary for the Diploma in Journalism programme has been announced from BBC Wales in memory of former sports correspondent Bob Humphrys.
Bob Humphrys presented Wales Today's sports coverage and was a renowned writer at the Western Mail newspaper before turning his hand to broadcasting at BBC Wales. His brother, John Humphrys, is presenter of Radio 4's Today programme.
The winning student selected for the bursary will receive £5,500 and will also have several weeks' work experience at BBC Wales, the largest BBC newsroom outside London.
Recipients of the bursary will have been already accepted by Cardiff University to join the Diploma.
Once accepted by the university, applicants will be invited for interview by BBC Wales in order for the bursary to be awarded to the most suitable candidate.
It is anticipated the BBC will award the bursary in July following University interviews in March and April.
Colin Larcombe, Course Director of Broadcast Journalism at Cardiff said “It’s an honour for the School to have a bursary in the name of such a hugely-respected journalist. Bob had a passion for sport and a real understanding of good writing. His commitment to first class journalism in Wales was second to none.”
Colin Larcombe - Course Director of Broadcast Journalism