Spotlight talk: Get to know the Journalists’ Charity

Founded by Charles Dickens in 1864, the Journalists’ Charity offers help and support to journalists of all ages and stages, in any sector, nationwide. In the last few years, the charity has been a lifeline for hundreds of journalists and former journalists across the UK, providing financial assistance during the pandemic, supporting journalists covering conflict, and helping countless families struggling through the cost-of-living crisis.

The charity is also looking to the future through a range of initiatives like the first jobs fund, a unique assistance scheme designed to support new starters taking their first steps in the industry. Since its launch a couple of years ago, the fund has helped dozens of young people from all backgrounds to kick-start their careers, removing many of the financial barriers which block access and stifle development.


Mary Kearns
22 May 2024 - 14:30, Main stage