S4C launches fellowship to develop new voices in Welsh-language journalism

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S4C headquarters in Carmarthen. Photo by Rhodri ap Dyfrig (CC BY-SA 4.0)

S4C has announced the launch of a scholarship for a student wishing to take a postgraduate course at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture.

The Welsh-language broadcaster said the scholarship worth £6,500 will go towards tuition fees and after the course the successful candidate will receive a three-month contract in S4C’s digital news service.

The aim of the scholarship is to nurture and develop new voices interested in pursuing a career in Welsh language journalism and this year S4C says it is keen to receive applications from people with disabilities, black applicants, Asian and from ethnic minorities, and people from civil society. especially in economically disadvantaged communities.

Support will be available for any applicant who has not previously studied Welsh or who wishes to take steps to develop their professional Welsh language skills.

The scholarship which was originally created in honor of the poet, novelist, journalist and broadcaster T.Glynne Davies who died in 1988, has supported many new talents in developing their journalism skills over the years.

golden opportunity

Sharen Griffith, S4C’s News and Current Affairs Commissioner, said: “This is a unique opportunity for someone to embark on a career as a journalist and work on S4C’s exciting digital news service. .

“With the launch of a digital information service, this is an opportunity for us to financially support a student in the development of their career and to offer a golden opportunity to a person passionate about working in the field. to gain direct experience of working with a team of journalists on a modern and innovative service.

Nia Edwards Behi, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at S4C, said: “Developing many voices within Welsh-language journalism is vitally important and S4C has a duty to support efforts to achieve this.

“So it’s great that this year’s S4C News Scholarship focuses on diversity and inclusion to support tomorrow’s talent.”

Sali Collins, Director of MA Broadcasting Journalism, Cardiff University, said: “The S4C News Scholarship offers students a special opportunity to study on this flagship MA in Broadcast News.

“Training, supporting and encouraging a new generation of journalists and broadcasters, from all walks of life, who reflect contemporary Wales is vitally important.

“We are extremely grateful for the support of S4C and hope that the tradition of attracting enthusiastic students pursuing exceptional careers in the industry will continue for a long time.”

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