Finbarr Toesland (2021) selected as Rising Star

Finbarr Toesland

Finbarr Toesland (2021) has been selected as a Rising Star by The Printing Charity. 

The Printing Charity’s Rising Star Awards recognise the best young talent in the print, publishing, paper, packaging or graphic industries and helps them to reach their career goals.

Winners receive up to £1500 towards the cost of training, professional accreditation or equipment to support career development.

This year saw The Printing Charity receive a record number of applications. Finbarr was selected as one of the winners of a Rising Star Award in Journalism.

Finbarr said, ‘I’m extremely grateful to The Printing Charity for this award and the accompanying funding, which will allow me to access the training I need to further my career in journalism.

‘As a freelancer, it’s difficult to find funding for courses, so I really appreciate this opportunity.’

Finbarr has previously written for NBC News, BBC, Reuters, The European, VICE, Prospect and The Telegraph.

In February we featured his report for NBC News on the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on the LGBTQ+ community.

Finbarr’s mentor at the John Schofield Trust is Alex Crawford.