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NCTJ announces new sponsor for journalism training fund

A new sponsor has been found for a fund which helps people from socially or ethnically diverse backgrounds undergo journalism training.

The National Council for the Training of Journalists has announced The Printing Charity will be the latest sponsor of its Journalism Diversity Fund.

So far in 2017, 23 applicants have received bursaries from the JDF, with a final round of bursaries to be awarded in December.

The charity, founded in 1827, supports people of all ages working in printing, packaging and publishing.


NCTJ chief executive Joanne Butcher said: “We are delighted to be working with The Printing Charity to build the capacity of the Journalism Diversity Fund to help even more people from all walks of life become journalists.

“Partnerships with respected, prestigious and like-minded organisations to tackle issues of mutual interest mean we can all be much more effective than working on our own.”

Neil Lovell, The Printing Charity’s chief executive and a frequent member of the fund’s interviewing panels, added: “Our involvement with the fund reinforces the charity’s long-term commitment to diversity and inclusion as part of our national welfare and education work helping beneficiaries across the UK.

“It also connects into our own Print Futures Awards, providing funding for training to help new talent enter or progress within the UK industry.”