S4C bursary helps to develop Welsh language journalists
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
The S4C bursary is awarded annually to a Welsh-speaking student studying the Diploma in Broadcast Journalism
Two recipients of an S4C Bursary, Cemlyn Davies and Steffan Powell have made a documentary following a selection of S4C bursary recipients.
The Bursary received by Cemlyn and Steffan is awarded annually to a Welsh-speaking student studying on the postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast Journalism at Cardiff University School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.
The video which is featured on the S4C website interviews students who benefited from a bursary. This included several athletes who are currently preparing for the London 2012 Olympics, the support helped them buy equipment for their chosen events including the discuss and decathlon.
Filmed by Cemlyn and Steffan in Welsh, the pair highlighted the benefits they feel the nine month sponsorship gave them.
Steffan Powell, who received a bursary from S4C.
Steffan said “I benefited as I could focus on the journalism itself and learning new skills, which included technical skills and also an understanding of the Law and not worry overly about money.”
Cemlyn noted that as the course was full-time and particularly intense, they did not need to seek part-time employment to support themselves.
Colin Larcombe, Director of the Broadcast course at Cardiff said “We are fortunate to have the S4C bursary for a first language Welsh speaker. It is a good example of the national broadcaster in Wales supporting the next generation of journalists.”
The S4C bursary is awarded to a candidate who has won a place on the Broadcast Diploma, and is in memory of the journalist and broadcaster T. Glynne Davies.
This year Nejra Cehic received the BBC Cymru Wales Journalism Training Bursary and Tomos Morgan received the BBC Bob Humphrys Bursary.