Even more reporters to cover your community
Manchester Evening News|December 03, 2021
SOCIAL MEDIA GIANT'S JOURNALIST SCHEME HANDED £5.9M TO EXTEND

A PROJECT that brings new journalists into newsrooms to cover under-represented communities is to expand to 100 reporters.

The Community Reporter Project (CNP) funded by Facebook and run by the NCTJ has been given another £5.9m and has been extended for another two years from 2022.

The project which began in 2018 has seen 139 reporters recruited so far, creating a pipeline of talent across the country and developing the skills and knowledge needed by the journalists of the future, with many CNP graduates stepping into permanent roles.

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