Groundbreaking media initiative draws in close to 100 applicants
A groundbreaking initiative by four media partners to attract and develop more diverse voices into the industry has reached a milestone.
New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME), Māori TV, Discovery / Newshub and the
Pacific Media Network, with support from NZ on Air's Public Interest Journalism Fund, have selected the 25 cadets for the Te Rito journalism training programme, which starts next month.
A comprehensive recruitment drive to inject the industry with voices that better reflect the diverse communities of Aotearoa attracted close to 100 applicants from around the country.
The cohort has representation across multiple ethnicities and languages, as well as the rainbow and disability communities.
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