Charlotte Turner wins AFP Peter Mackler Scholarship
Friday, July 17, 2009
Charlotte will work for AFP for one year and will edit the agency's international multimedia service.
Cardiff Broadcast Diploma graduate Charlotte Turner has been announced as the first winner of the AFP Peter Mackler Scholarship.
The scholarship was launched this year to honour the commitment to journalism training of veteran AFP journalist Peter Mackler, who died suddenly in June, 2008.
Mackler, who was AFP’s North American chief editor at the time of his death, was a founding board member of the AFP Foundation, which runs training programmes for journalists in the developing world.
Charlotte beat stiff competition to win the scholarship as applications for the new award for English-language journalism students were received from nine different nationalities studying at half-a-dozen British journalism colleges.
As the first winner of the award, Charlotte will work for AFP for one year from September in a London-based programme that will involve editing on the agency's international multimedia service and carrying out video and text reporting.
In a competitive field, Charlotte distinguished herself with in a news writing and editing test, a well-produced short video news report, and with her interview skills.
Broadcast Course Director Colin Larcombe said “Charlotte’s success in winning the scholarship is well deserved and is a refection of the quality of work she produced during her nine months with us at Cardiff.
“Although it’s going to be a very intense year, that’s exactly the sort of environment we create during the course to ensure our students can deliver television, radio and multi-media content under pressure. We wish her all the best.”