Editors Weblog: Dutch government to finance 60 jobs for young journalists

The Dutch government is to finance a €4 million plan to support 60 young journalists across 30 press titles in the country.

The scheme will offer two-year contracts to young journalists (though an age range is not specified in the report) to encourage a new generation of journalists and innovation in the industry.

The contracts will be made with publishers and not the government; and the scheme will not result in job cuts amongst older journalists, the report says.

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(Original report in French at Media Trends)

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