Yahoo U.K. announced as financial contributor to Journalism Diversity Fund
Yahoo U.K. has been announced as a financial backer to the Journalism Diversity Fund. This makes the news publisher the 15th media organization to give its backing to the scheme and the first digital-only news publisher.
Yahoo will also be offering opportunities for JDF candidates to gain insights into its editorial operations and will also encourage employees to become part of the program by involving themselves in JDF’s mentoring program.
Nicholas Petche, editor-in-chief of Yahoo U.K., said:
“We are really thrilled to be joining forces with the Journalism Diversity Fund.
“As an organization we have for several years been working hard to help those from diverse backgrounds wanting to get into journalism. Together with the JDF we believe we can now develop that even further.”
Overall, the JDF has now supported more than 400 prospective journalists since it was established in 2005.
It is also sponsored by the BBC, Bloomberg, DMG Media, Dow Jones, Financial Times, Google News Initiative, Newsquest, News UK, NLA media access, PA Media, the Printing Charity, Reach Plc, Reuters and Sky.
Will Gore, the NCTJ’s head of partnerships and projects, said:
“This is a fantastic way to start another busy year for the Journalism Diversity Fund, and I’m thrilled that Yahoo UK has decided to become a partner in our tried and trusted scheme.
“We know that the pandemic has created myriad challenges for the news media sector.
“It has also presented some of those wishing to enter the industry with additional economic pressures.
“We are determined that the JDF will continue to enable diverse talent to get the professional training and support needed to have the best chance of achieving success in the world of journalism.”