Sally Hayden was a winner of the Simon Cumbers Media Fund Student Scheme in 2013, and since then has gone on to secure work with some of the most highly regarded media outlets in the world, including CNN International; Financial Times; VICE News; the Sunday Times and The Irish Times.
Three students have been awarded funding as part of the 2014 Simon Cumbers Media Fund Student Scheme. They were selected from a pool of 17 applicants and will travel to Vietnam, South Africa, and Sierra Leone later this year to produce media reports based around a number of developmental themes. Catherine Healy is currently studying […]
The Simon Cumbers Media Fund Student Scheme is an incredible opportunity, and one that I would highly encourage anyone interested in either journalism or development issues to apply for. When it comes to putting together your application I don’t have any insider information on the judging criteria. Having said that, this would be my advice: […]
In Malawi, I’m reporting on the wonderful work done by the Irish Rule of Law, an Irish NGO dedicated to promoting the rule of law in developing countries. They work in prisons and police stations, with lawyers and magistrates, as well as community leaders, remandees and convicted criminals. I spent several days with them, “in […]
PRESS NOTICE Tuesday, 12th November 2013 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 the 2013/14 Simon Cumbers Media Fund Student Scheme at 6pm next Thursday, 21st November, at the Irish Aid Centre, 27-31 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin […]
PRESS RELEASE Thursday, 7th November 2013 The 2013/14 Simon Cumbers Media Fund Student Scheme is now accepting applications. The details of the scheme, which will provide funding for three students to travel to a developing country next year, were announced today by Minister for Trade and Development Joe Costello T.D. The Simon Cumbers Media Fund […]