We’ve put the finishing touches to the line-up of experienced journalists and news practitioners who will be our mentors this year.
We are delighted to announce a stellar line-up of mentors that includes four colleagues from Sky News – Michelle Clifford, senior news correspondent, Mike Kumar, senior producer, Kate McAndrew, executive producer and Sarah Whitehead, head of home news and deputy head of newsgathering.
From the BBC, Nigel Charters, managing editor, multimedia newsroom, sports presenter Eleanor Oldroyd, James Porter, head of UK journalism training; nations, English regions and sport, Mark Simpson, Ireland correspondent, BBC, Andrew Whitehead, editor, BBC World Service News, will also be taking part in the year-long scheme, which begins in April this year.
Dan Rivers, ITV correspondent, West and Wales, is also on board, along with Jonathan Hill, co-presenter, ITV News Cymru Wales, Lucy West, head of News, ITV Granada and Nina Nannar, a correspondent for ITV News.
They join the 12 mentors who we announced were taking part in the scheme at the John Schofield Trust annual reception in November:
Among them are ITV News’, senior presenter Julie Etchingham and special correspondent Rageh Omaar.
The BBC’s special correspondent Fergal Keane, diplomatic correspondent Bridget Kendall and senior presenter Jon Sopel have also agreed to take part in the scheme, which is in its third year.
Alongside them will be Channel 4 News’ business correspondent Siobhan Kennedy and chief correspondent Alex Thomson.
Sky News’ presenter Dermot Murnaghan and North of England correspondent Mike McCarthy, Al Jazeera’s diplomatic editor, James Bays, 5News’ political editor Andy Bell, and CNN’s senior international correspondent, Matthew Chance.
Find out more about the mentors taking part in the 2014 scheme.
If you want to take up an exciting opportunity to be mentored by a leading journalist in their field, you have until 31 January to fill in your application.