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 2015 Simon Cumbers Media Fund Student Scheme at 6.30pm on Tuesday, 27th January, at Filmbase, Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
The workshop will be delivered by two members of the Scheme’s judging panel: Foreign Editor at The Irish Times, Paddy Smyth; and former RTÉ broadcaster, Rodney Rice. One of the winners from the 2014 Scheme – Catherine Healy, who recently had her series on Vietnam published in The Irish Times – will also speak about her experiences of the Student Scheme and how it has helped to kick-start her journalism career.
During the workshop, representatives from Irish Aid and the Fund administrators will also be on hand to provide details of the application process, including the themes and guidelines that must be observed by applicants.
The workshop will run from 6.30-7.30pm and will be followed by networking reception afterwards, where wine and light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to attend, so that we have an idea of numbers.
Under the Student Scheme, third-level students are asked to submit a multimedia proposal focusing on development issues. The closing date for receipt of applications for the 2015 Student Scheme is Friday, 13th February, after which a shortlist will be invited to pitch their project idea to a panel of judges from the Schemes three media partners: The Irish Times; Newstalk; and Storyful.com.
Full details on the Scheme are available here: www.simoncumbersmediafund.ie/students