How the Journalists’ Charity helps the industry affected by the pandemic17/08/2021
”In 2020, fifteen journalists and their families were saved from homelessness because of our intervention.”
Founded by Charles Dickens and a fellowship of parliamentary writers in the 1860s the Journalists’ Charity, formerly known as the Newspaper Press Fund, was set up to support the journalists who provided political challenge and scrutiny on behalf of society.
Supporting future talent: a new partnership with the NCTJ20/07/2021
The Journalists’ Charity is excited to announce a new partnership with the National Council for the Training of Journalists aimed at boosting support for journalists and trainees.
Following the recent launch of the first jobs fund – which provides financial assistance to new journalists, the charity is extending its support offer with a donation to the NCTJ’s Journalism Diversity Fund.
Journalists’ Charity offers free Tortoise memberships to all beneficiaries20/07/2021
The Journalists’ Charity is delighted to announce that it is partnering with Tortoise, to offer all Journalists’ Charity beneficiaries a free 12-month membership to the ‘slow news’ organisation.
Tortoise has grown rapidly to offer an innovative model for storytelling that welcomes public opinion to influence the news agenda.
‘Mail Force’ given JC’s Special Award16/07/2021
‘Mail Force’, a charity set-up by the Daily Mail in response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been honoured with the Journalists’ Charity’s Special Award at the National Press Awards. The initiative has brought together businesses, celebrities, and thousands of readers to make a huge difference – demonstrating the power of newspapers to make things happen.
Trustees of the Journalists’ Charity have appointed Christine Warwick as the organisation’s new chair.01/06/2021
Christine, who succeeds Ramsay Smith in the role, has spent a long career in and around the media in both newspaper journalism and public relations. Based in Wales, Christine represents the charity’s Welsh committee on the national council of trustees and is actively involved in the organisation of the annual Wales Media Awards.
Sixth Journalists’ Charity Wales Media Awards winners unveiled02/05/2021
BBC Cymru Wales reporter Stephen Fairclough has been named as the Journalists’ Charity Wales Media Awards Journalist of the Year 2020 at an online ceremony.
Dylan Iorwerth, journalist, broadcaster, writer and founder of Welsh language newspaper Golwg, was honoured with the Outstanding Contribution Award for a lifetime of tireless championing of Welsh and English language journalism in Wales.
Journalists’ Charity online 2020 Wales Media Awards24/03/2021
Everybody connected with journalism in Wales is being invited to watch an online ceremony at the end of April at which the winners of the 2020 Journalists’ Charity Wales Media Awards will finally be revealed.
Delayed from last year because of the pandemic, the results of the sixth Wales Media Awards can be found at www.walesmediaawards.co.uk.
Journalism Fund: Safeguarding the future of journalism16/03/2021
The Journalists’ Charity is launching an exciting initiative aimed at helping new starters at the beginning of their careers.
The first jobs fund will offer financial assistance to cover the cost of relocation, accommodation, transport, and equipment.
The scheme is aimed at supporting young journalists who are often burdened by high levels of student debt and face an increasing cost of living, especially in London.