A new scheme supported by the New Statesman seeks under-represented writing talent

  A Writing Chance aims to discover talented new writers and prise open a persistently elitist industry.  " data-adaptive-image-768-img="" data-adaptive-image-1024-img="" data-adaptive-image-max-img=""> A new initiative supported by the New Statesman aims to discover talented new writers and increase opportunities for aspiring journalists from working class and under-represented backgrounds. A Writing Chance is a UK-wide programme looking for new writing from people whose voices have historically not been heard in the media, in order to prise open a persistently elitist industry.  Jason Cowley, editor of the New Statesman, said, “For too long the world of journalism has favoured a privileged minority. The New Statesman, which thrives on discovering new voices, is delighted to lend its support to this vital scheme to redress the balance.” The programme from New Writing North and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, also supported by theDaily Mirror, will .. Full story on newstatesman.com 

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