10 July 2007

Michael wins Finnish scholarship

MA print journalism student Michael Savage has won a scholarship to be a foreign correspondent in Helsinki for a month.

Michael Savage

The programme, Foreign Correspondents' Programme in Finland in 2007, is open to newly graduated journalists from around the world.

Michael will join journalists from Brazil, China, India, Kenya, Russia, the USA and from many countries in the EU.

Michael will work in Finland for the whole of August and all flights, accommodation and food are paid for by the Finnish foreign ministry.

Michael said: “I’m really looking forward to the trip because the UK could learn a lot from Finalnd. Its government now has more women than men, it operates a proportional representation system of government and has a very successful education system.

“I will also be visiting the first nuclear power plant to be built in western Europe for over a decade and investigating Russia’s tariff war with the Finnish logging industry.”

Michael was also shortlisted in the Student Interviewer of the Year category in the Press Gazette Student Journalism Awards 2007 and now works at the Independent newspaper.

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