Dow Jones to award £10,000 to Journalism Diversity Fund
Dow Jones, publisher of The Wall Street Journal will be awarding £10,000 to the Journalism Diversity Fund as part of a scheme aimed at increasing diversity in UK journalism.
The fund is administered by the National Council for the Training of Journalists and awards bursaries to journalists from diverse backgrounds who do not have the financial means to support themselves via NCTJ diplomas.
Apart from the funding, these journalists are also paired with a working journalist to mentor them throughout the duration of their studies.
Thorold Barker, The Wall Street Journal’s editor for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, said: “We’re excited that this sponsorship will help the next generation of talented reporters from all backgrounds pursue their careers in journalism.
Will Gore, the NCTJ’s head of partnerships and projects added, “We are absolutely thrilled to have Dow Jones on board as a sponsor of the Journalism Diversity Fund. Dow Jones’ support, alongside the continued support of the fund’s existing sponsors, is particularly welcome as we celebrate this 15th anniversary year of the JDF with a renewed fundraising drive.
“And crucially it means we will be able to help more aspiring journalists who might otherwise not be able to pursue a career in our vital news industry.”