S4C has announced details of its T.Glynne Davies Journalism Scholarship for the year 2011-12.
The announcement was made at a meeting held today (Thursday 4 August) in the Cardiff University building on the National Eisteddfod field in Wrexham.
The T.Glynne Davies Journalism Scholarship, worth £6,500, is awarded by S4C to enable recipients to pursue a postgraduate course at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies in Cardiff University. The scholarship is offered in order to develop young journalistic talent and to help strengthen the content S4C commissions.
Garffild Lloyd Lewis, S4C Director of Communications, said, “I’m very pleased that we’re able to offer the T.Glynne Davies Scholarship again this year. The School of Journalism and Media at Cardiff University is at the forefront internationally in the field of journalism studies and research and the postgraduate course has nurtured journalists of the highest calibre over the years. In a period of economic cutbacks within the industry it’s essential that the emphasis on training and supporting young people remains. In addition to the scholarship, S4C contributes £320,000 towards training provision for the production sector and works with Skillset and the production companies, and with Cyfle, in order to develop skills in the field of media.”
The most recent recipients of the scholarship were Cemlyn Davies, originally from Penrhyn-coch, Aberystwyth and Steffan Powell, originally from Glanaman, Carmarthenshire. Both are now journalists with the BBC in Cardiff.
The scholarship was established as a tribute to the poet and novelist, journalist and broadcaster, T.Glynne Davies who died in 1988.