Journo Resources has announced its inaugural fellowship class of 2020 which has received the support of the Society of Editors.
The industry access organisation has delivered its first fellowship scheme intended to help those who are making their first steps into the journalism industry following the uncertainty brought by the coronavirus crisis.
Heather Graham from Glasgow (pictured) has received the fellowship supported by the Society of Editors. The recent journalism graduate also runs Not What You Thought, a website which aims to challenge perspectives by showcasing different relationships.
Heather is looking to interview a series of journalists about their first big stories throughout the Journo Resources scheme.
“I’m so excited to join this scheme!” she said. “I’ve been reading Journo Resources for a few years now, so writing for them is the ideal starting point for my career.”
The two-month long fellowship offers fellows one-to-one mentoring, workshops, CV reviews, and paid writing opportunities. It attracted almost 400 applications from across the UK and Ireland, all of whom received personalised feedback.
The fellows will receive in-depth training on pitching, solutions journalism, social media, and job hunting skills, as well as the chance to produce at least one paid piece for the soon to be relaunched Journo Resources’ advice section.
Announcing the recipients, Jem Collins, Founding Director of Journo Resources said, “Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve heard from hundreds of young people, career changers, and freelance journalists – all of them worried about the impact the crisis will have on their future careers.
“During the past six months our team has tried our best to help as many people as we can, providing one-to-one advice, events, online resources, and more. However, we wanted to do something more to help those who were making their first steps into the journalism industry.”
Jem added, “We’re delighted to now announce the final cohort who come from all across the UK– which we’re also thrilled to have been able to double from six to 12 thanks to our supporters.”