Nunatsiaq News is now seeking applicants for two newly launched bursaries to support Inuit post-secondary students whose studies are focused on the following areas: broadcast television and radio, communications, journalism or media studies.

Nunatsiaq News seeks applicants for journalism, communications, media studies bursaries

Bursaries worth $5,000 available to Inuit post-secondary students from Nunavut or Nunavik

By Nunatsiaq News

If you’re interested in a career in journalism, communications or media studies, and you’re an Inuit post-secondary student from Nunavut or Nunavik, Nunatsiaq News would like to help you.

The northern newspaper has established two bursaries to be awarded annually to Inuit post-secondary students from Nunavut and Nunavik whose studies are focused on the following areas: broadcast television and radio, communications, journalism or media studies.

Each bursary is worth $5,000.

“Nunatsiaq News is an important voice in Nunavut and Nunavik, but Inuit are sadly underrepresented in our journalism team,” said the paper’s publisher, Michael Roberts. “It’s a rigorous profession, and reporters need the proper tools to do the work. That’s why we are launching these bursaries in the hope that it will encourage more Inuit to join our industry in the future.”

As well as providing bursaries, Nunatsiaq News will offer internships, freelance work or summer employment to students.

“While we have worked with Nunavut Sivuniksavut and Nunavik Sivunitsavut on short-term journalism training,” said Roberts, “post-secondary studies are key to increasing Inuit representation in newspaper publishing.”

The bursaries are delivered through Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships, and Awards program, to which the Nunatsiaq News has donated funding.

The deadline for applications is Sunday, Nov. 1.

You can apply online on the Indspire website.

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