Tell us about yourself.
I’m Sammy, I’m from London and I am studying an MA in Journalism at Goldsmiths.
Why did you want to be a journalist?
Whether it’s an international story about hidden wealth, or a local story uncovering poor conditions in council homes, journalism plays a vital role in exposing injustice and holding power to account. This is what motivates me, and being part of it is an absolute privilege.
Why do you think diversity in the media is important?
There are a lot of perspectives that don’t get enough airtime. Giving people a platform in national publications is really important and I am happy that the Scott Trust Bursary is contributing to this.
What made you apply to the Scott Trust Bursary?
Because I’ve always wanted to be a Journalist but I found it hard to access. I applied for the career support as well as financial support. It seemed like a perfect opportunity.
What should Bursary applicants expect?
It is quite a lengthy initial application, so make sure you start early. Some of the questions can seem tricky, but remember it isn’t just about showing your skills and experience, but about yourself and your unique perspective. If you feel stuck, keep coming back to this in your answers.