The Sports Journalists’ Association and News Associates are partners in the first sports journalism diversity scholarship scheme, awarded for the first time in 2019.
Ahmed Shooble, 22, is the successful candidate and he will study full-time for 35 weeks on News Associates’ Multimedia Sports Journalism course in London this September, with his fees covered by the diversity scholarship.
He will then be offered a four-month full-time paid contract at national press agency Sportsbeat commencing in May 2020, which includes the opportunity to work with the British Olympic Association during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in July and August.
James Toney, managing editor and board director of News Associates and press agency Sportsbeat, is a co-opted member of the SJA general committee
- News Associates are UK’s number one NCTJ journalism school
- They have the best exam results in the country
- According to the most recent NCTJ league tables (published January 2019), News Associates trainees make up 32% of all gold-standard graduates in the UK
- News Associate run several sports journalism courses and regularly host free workshops