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. Now in its sixteenth year, the scheme provides financial support with the cost of training for individuals from financially challenged and diverse backgrounds. More than 90% of recipients go on to complete their qualifications and get a job in journalism.
‘Mail Force’ given JC’s Special Award14/07/2021
‘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. In just over a year, Mail Force has raised £25m to deliver more than 42m items of PPE to front-line workers, chartering a plane as part of its ambitious operation. After that, it set about sourcing laptops for vulnerable children who had fallen behind at school. So far, more than 14,000 have been given out.
Journalists’ Charity offers free Tortoise memberships to all beneficiaries18/06/2021
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.
New Chair of Journalists’ Charity12/05/2021
Trustees of the Journalists’ Charity have appointed Christine Warwick as the organisation’s new chair.
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.
Profession invited to support the 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 competition will be unveiled during the free-to-view broadcast at 7.30pm on Friday 30 April on the Awards website, 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.
The Journalists’ Charity’s annual general meeting will be held on Wednesday 12th May at 12:30pm by video conference. The meeting will include reports on 2020 from the charity’s chair, and treasurer, as well as the re-election of some council members. Any charity members who wish to attend the meeting should email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01306 887511 for details of how to take part.