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New scholarship to improve ethnic diversity in journalism

31 January 2017

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A new scholarship supported by the Reform Club Media Group will help ethnic minority students to study journalism at the School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.

It is named in honour of former ITN Editor in Chief Sir David Nicholas.

The aim of the scholarship is to broaden the ethnic diversity of journalists working in the UK media industry.

As such, it will support British Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) students, who are UK citizens, and have been offered a place at the School to study MA Broadcast Journalism, MA News Journalism, MA Magazine Journalism or MSc Computational and Data Journalism this September (2017).

The successful student will receive a £2000 award to support their studies and will also be offered a work placement in a broadcast or newspaper newsroom organised by the Reform Club Media Group.

Applications for all of the School’s scholarships including the full-fee Sue Lloyd-Roberts and Wincott Foundation Scholarships can be made after the offer of a place at the school has been made.

Further information about the School’s other part-fee scholarships and the University’s Masters Excellence Scholarships can be found on our Scholarships page. All scholarship applications are managed by Professor Richard Sambrook, Director of the Centre for Journalism Studies.

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