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Journalism scholarship receives £50,000 boost from Google

cardiff1A journalism training scholarship set up in memory of a well-known broadcaster who died last year has received a £50,000 funding boost from Google.

The Sue Lloyd Roberts Scholarship was launched in memory of the former BBC and ITN journalist and is designed to support the training of young journalists at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies.

The Google donation will support the fees of one student per year to be trained at the leading journalism school.

The first recipient of the award is Grace Adeniji who will be taking up her place on the Broadcast Journalism MA course in September. She has just graduated in International Politics from Brunel University.

Said Grace: “I am so delighted and privileged to be the first recipient of this amazing scholarship.”

Future reipients of the scholarship will need to demonstrate a commitment to the kinds of issues on which Sue Lloyd Roberts reported such as human rights, international affairs and the environment.

Google’s VP for Communications and Public Affairs, EMEA, Peter Barron said: “Sue was an inspirational journalist who pioneered digital news-gathering and championed the idea that everyone should have a voice.

“We’re delighted to support this scholarship to promote those values through the next generation of journalism students.”

Professor of Journalism at Cardiff University, Richard Sambrook, said: “We are delighted that the fund set up by Sue’s many friends and family will provide a legacy for her extraordinary work and commitment to justice and equality around the world.

“Cardiff University is so pleased to begin a partnership with Google through their generous contribution to the scholarship fund, which will transform the opportunities for generations of new journalists in the years ahead.”