The NLA yesterday donated £100,000 to the Journalism Diversity Fund, bringing its total support for the bursary scheme to over three quarters of a million pounds.
The Journalism Diversity Fund (JDF) was set up by the newspaper industry to support the training of journalists from ethnically and socially diverse backgrounds.
The NLA is the JDF’s biggest supporter, and has been donating to it since its launch in 2005.
In 2011-2012 the scheme supported 19 students from diverse backgrounds who would not otherwise have had the financial means to support themselves on a NCTJ-accredited course. Since its creation the JDF has provided bursaries for over 100 aspiring journalists. More
Managing Director, NLA