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New Global News student award to encourage diversity in the field of journalism

September 23, 2019 – Media Release

Halifax, NS – Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) and Global News are pleased to announce the creation of a new student award to help promote diversity in the field of journalism. Thanks to a $16,000 donation by the network, over the next four years, 16 students in NSCC’s Radio Television Journalism program will receive financial support via the Global News Award.

“Global News is proud to support the future of journalism and the community through this award,” says Ward Smith, Senior Vice President of Global News. “At a time when truth and facts matter more than ever, it’s encouraging to see so many young, curious minds steering their education toward a future career in journalism. Our commitment to these students remains a priority to us.”

The Global News Award will include four bursaries annually for four years and aims to encourage applications from visible minority students at the College who are enrolled in the two-year diploma program. The criteria for the award will also include a demonstrated commitment to the program, industry and supporting diversity.

“As a College, we value the strength diversity can bring to our society and are pleased that Global News has created this award in a sector that has such an important leadership role in our society,” says NSCC President Don Bureaux. “This generous donation by Global News will give students from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to excel in this important field.”

Details about the award can be found on NSCC’s Student Awards page.

About Global News

Global News offers Canadians from coast to coast a host of news and information – from breaking news in their community to deep engaging content that puts complex world issues in perspective. Leveraging the strength of 21 local newsrooms across the country, Global News tells stories in ways that make a difference, delivering news to Canadians across all platforms – wherever and whenever they want: on TV, radio and online. Global News is a Corus Entertainment network.

About NSCC Foundation

The NSCC Foundation is a registered charity and the philanthropic arm of Nova Scotia Community College. We are dedicated to improving access to education and helping students in financial need. With the support of the College, 100 per cent of all donations go directly to supporting students. We believe in NSCC’s Vision that we are “transforming Nova Scotia one learner at a time.”

About Nova Scotia Community College

NSCC is committed to building Nova Scotia's economy and quality of life through education and innovation, transforming Nova Scotia one learner at a time. NSCC offers more than 130 programs through a provincial network of 14 campuses, including the online eCampus. The programs fall within five academic schools: Access, Business, IT & Creative Industries, Health & Human Services, and Trades & Technology and reflect labour market needs and opportunities in Nova Scotia. NSCC's primary goal: student success. In an annual survey of its graduates, the College has found 88% are employed, most in their field of choice, with 92% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia.

For more information

Danielle MacDougall, Communications Advisor, NSCC

Rishma Govani, Senior Manager, Global News & Corus Radio Communications

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