2016 Funding Rounds and Initiatives

Bursary and Traineeship in Investigative Journalism

Niall Sargent was announced as the successful awardee of the Mary Raftery Journalism Fund Bursary and Traineeship in Investigative Journalism, in collaboration with The Irish Times.

Niall Sargent 2Niall is a graduate of International Relations in Dublin City University and holds an MA in Investigative Journalism from City University London and a Diploma in Online Journalism from Goldsmith’s University. Niall also worked for five years as a Criminal Intelligence Analyst with INTERPOL.

The Bursary and Traineeship in Investigative Journalism will award Niall an opportunity to undertake a three-month traineeship with The Irish Times, commencing September 2016. During this time, he will receive training in investigative journalism as part of a team, as well as producing three original pieces of work to be published by The Irish Times.

Full details on the announcement are available here.