The Guild of St Bride Bursary is an award of £4,000 that is offered each year to a postgraduate student studying for the MA in Social and Digital Journalism, or Newspaper Journalism, at City University.

We offer this as a practical contribution to help encourage a new generation of committed journalists into the profession; it also helps to consolidate the links between St Bride’s and the journalistic community in Britain and throughout the world.

The bursary is open to applicants of all faith backgrounds (and none). Every award is made with consideration given to candidates’ journalistic potential, their academic merit, financial need and then the overall quality of each application. The application process is administered by City University and candidates are invited to apply when they accept their place.

Ed Pracy2023 Winner of the Guild of St Bride Journalism Bursary

In 2021 the bursary scheme celebrated a decade of support for young journalists. Past recipients of this award have proceeded to forge significant careers in top level journalism, and it is a great delight for us to keep in touch with them at every stage of their professional lives.

Previous winners and their current (August 2023) journalistic endeavours

2012 Tom Knowles – freelance; former technology correspondent at The Times

2013 Rozina Sabur – Deputy US Editor at The Telegraph; former Washington correspondent

2014 Bryony Clarke – Assistant Letters Editor at The Guardian; former London-based freelance journalist and copy editor

2015 May Bulman – Investigations editor, Lighthouse Reports; former social affairs correspondent at the Independent

2016 James Sutton – Deputy Reports Editor at the Raconteur; former managing editor at Think Publishing, London

2017 Joe Bray – football writer and columnist at the Manchester Evening News

2018 Joint winners Abbie Cheeseman – Beirut freelance correspondent; and Anna Menin – Professional Services Correspondent at The Sunday Times; former chief City reporter, CityAM

2019 Sophie Dickinson – travel writer at The Telegraph; former politics reporter Daily Mirror

2020 Winner Connie Dimsdale, news reporter at The i; and runner-up Anushka Suharu – Audience Development Producer at; former social media fellow, Business Insider

2021 Caolán Magee – journalist trainee at CNN; former assistant audience editor at The Independent

2022 Sela Musa –editorial intern at Monocle magazine



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