Magazine journalism student wins BBC Scholarship
Friday, September 17, 2010
BBC Magazines titles include Top Gear, Radio Times and Top of the Pops.
Magazine Journalism student Kieron Allen has been awarded the BBC Magazines Diversity Scholarship 2010.
Kieron won the award after demonstrating his passion for magazine journalism to a BBC Magazines selection panel.
He will receive an editorial training package worth £6,000 (including payment of his postgraduate journalism course fees) and a six-month paid placement with BBC Magazines upon completion of his course at Cardiff.
During his placement as an editorial trainee, an assigned mentor will provide Kieron with editorial guidance and support, whilst introducing him to BBC Magazines’ portfolio of titles which include Top Gear, Radio Times, Top of the Pops and Lonely Planet.
Kieron’s award is the product of NRS research which shows that some ethnic groups are under-represented amongst BBC Magazines’ readership.
As a result the Diversity Scholarship was introduced to encourage students with experience of working with these groups to pursue a career in magazine journalism in order to help BBC Magazines reach out to under-served readers and develop richer editorial content.
The scholarship is only open to postgraduate students that have successfully applied to a Periodicals Training Council (PTC) accredited course.