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News Associates and Sportsbeat partner with SJA to launch journalism diversity scholarship

2 May 2019

News Associates and Sportsbeat partner with SJA to launch journalism diversity scholarship

Sports journalism trainee Nicola Kenton interviewing Dina Asher-Smith © Sports Journalists' Association

News Associates and Sportsbeat, in partnership with the Sports Journalists’ Association, have announced the launch of a journalism diversity scholarship for aspiring sports journalists.

The successful applicant will have their fees covered while they undertake their NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Sports Journalism at News Associates, with the option of studying in either London or Manchester, from September 2, 2019.

At the conclusion of their studies the successful candidate will be offered a full-time four-month contract at national press agency Sportsbeat, commencing May 2020 based in London.

SJA co-chair Janine Self said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to give a helping hand to someone from a diverse background. We are very pleased to be working with News Associates and Sportsbeat.”

Click here to download an application form. The deadline for applicants is Friday 3 May at 5pm with those shortlisted invited to attend an assessment centre in London on May 31.

If you have any questions about the scholarship, please email Lucy Dyer on ldyer@newsassociates.co.uk

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