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Top Journalists to Deliver Special Workshop to Student Applicants


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 1.

The workshop will be delivered by top journalists from three of the Fund’s media partners: Foreign Editor at The Irish Times, Paddy Smyth; Newstalk Producer, Susan Cahill; and Managing Editor of, Markham Nolan.

The Simon Cumbers Media Fund was set up to assist and promote more and better quality media coverage of development issues in the Irish media. The Fund was established by Irish Aid in 2005 in memory of the late Irish journalist and cameraman, Simon Cumbers. This is the third year that a dedicated student round has been offered under the Fund.

During the workshop, representatives from Irish Aid will also be on hand to provide details of the 2013/14 Student Scheme, including the themes and guidelines that must be observed by applicants.

Under this scheme, third-level students are asked to submit a multimedia proposal focusing on development issues.  The closing date for receipt of applications for the 2013/14 Student Scheme will be Friday, 14th February.

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CONTACT:  Emily Kelly, DHR Communications, Tel: 01-4200580 / 087-9759248