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The New York Times provide access to online news for 2023 Fellows!

Fellows joining this year’s mentoring programme will have access to The New York Times’ online news content. Carla Correa of the newsroom said “nurturing a diverse workforce of independent, critical and curious thinkers is central to our mission.”

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Applications open in a month! Stay tuned for details on how to join our Fellowship

Applications for our next mentoring programme open on 1 September! The Trust is excited to be welcoming applications from aspiring and early-career journalists based in England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland.

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Trust expands mentoring scheme to Republic of Ireland

In September applications to the Trust’s early career mentoring scheme will be opening for the first time to broadcast and multimedia journalists in the Irish Republic. The Trust also welcomes Ireland’s Public Service Media Organisation RTÉ as a new supporter.

More on the news here.

CEO David Stenhouse contributes to Press Gazette piece

The article discussed the UK media’s class problem, following recent reports that 80% of UK journalists inhabit the highest social classes. Of the industry’s lacking working class representation David said, “The staff of the heritage titles in Fleet Street are talking to themselves, and missing real-life experiences on the ground.”

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Catch up with our latest newsletter

The May edition of our newsletter is here. It features stories from our Fellowship, a link to a recording of our latest masterclass, and upcoming workshops, awards and opportunities to apply for.

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Sign up for our next online masterclass: How to be a Science Journalist

With expert insight & advice from our stellar lineup of panellists & the chance to ask your questions. And it’s free!

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Winner of RTS/John Schofield Award announced

The category of Young Talent of the Year – established in conjunction with the Trust, announced its 2022 winner.

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NTU experience day for e-mentees

Schools programme welcomes Northern Ireland and Scotland for the first time

The schools programme of online mentoring runs for 10-12 weeks. We now run UK-wide.

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Melissa Tutesigensi (2022) joins Channel 4 News

Melissa, a 2022 Fellow, has moved from Times Radio to Channel 4 News.

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Anna Michaux (2022) promoted to Output Producer

Anna, a 2022 Fellow, has been promoted at 5 News.

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Ellis Palmer (2022) talks to students about journalism

Ellis, a 2022 Fellow, talked to students at his local university about his career so far in sports journalism.

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Our 2022 Fellows and Senior Fellows

Find out who our 2022 mentoring scheme participants are

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You gave, and we made it big!

Thank you for all your support!

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Our numbers

580+

participants since 2012

300+

volunteers since 2012

275

early career and apprentice journalists mentored on our face to face scheme since 2012

100+

sixth-formers mentored online since 2018

26

winners of the JST/RTS Young Talent of the Year award since 1996

1,200+

participants on our online events in 2020-21

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