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The Rupert Cornwell Student Prize 2019/20

Breaking into journalism today is harder than ever. Yet the need for real reporting and accurate evidence-based journalism has never been greater. In remembrance of the life and career of Rupert Cornwell, award-winning foreign correspondent of the last 40 years, The Rupert Cornwell Trust has been set up to provide financial assistance to support actual or aspiring young foreign correspondents for short periods of foreign travel and reporting in the field.

The Trust are offering a prize of £1,500 to a Postgraduate Journalism student to encourage excellence in foreign reporting.

Applicants must be part of the 2019/0 cohort studying full time on one of the following courses:

MA International Journalism
MA Broadcast Journalism
MA Newspaper Journalism
MA Financial Journalism
MA Magazine Journalism
MA Television Journalism
MA Investigative Journalism
MA Interactive Journalism

To apply, students are invited to set out a proposal to report a significant story outside of the UK in one of the following locations: Europe, Ex-Soviet Union or North America. This could be a news story, investigation or feature undertaken for publication in any major platform (video, audio, photographic, infographic or text.)

The prize winner is expected to treat the prize in the spirit it is awarded. The prize is awarded on the basis that the prize winner will use the funding to travel and complete the story in the academic year it is awarded. If the prize winner is unable to start or complete the project the funding will be returned to the funders. The prize winner will be expected to sign an Indemnity Agreement with the Rupert Cornwell Trust.

The Prize winner will be notified in April.

Students are asked to submit their proposal to the Journalism Common Room on Moodle. Deadline for applications is Friday 13th March.