The Simon Cumbers Media Fund

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January 14th, 2015

Workshop for Students to be Delivered by Top Media Professionals

Students from colleges around Dublin with an interest in journalism, media or development issues are invited to attend a special workshop for prospective applicants to Read more

October 23rd, 2014

Student Media Competition to Provide Career Head-Start and Promote Understanding of Global Development Issues


Thursday, 23rd October 2014

-Funding Scheme to provide first step on career ladder for media and journalism students -
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September 26th, 2014

Workshop for Prospective Applicants to Winter 2014 Round

We are holding a workshop for prospective applicants to the Winter 2014 round of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund on Thursday, 9th October 2014 from 11am to Read more

What is the Media Fund all about?

In 2005, a little over a year after the tragic death of Irish journalist Simon Cumbers, Irish Aid established the Simon Cumbers Media Fund to honour his memory. The aim of the Fund is to assist and promote more and better quality media coverage of development issues in the Irish media. Two rounds of funding are allocated every year: one in summer, and one in winter.

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About Simon Cumbers

Originally from Navan, Co. Meath, Simon Cumbers was an experienced journalist, whose career took him from newspaper and radio reporting in Ireland to reporting and producing for ITN and Channel 4 Daily – amongst others – in the UK.

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The Media Fund Blog

The Media Fund blog contains updates from journalists in the field and serves as a forum in which funded journalists can share information and advice with each other.

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