The Anthony Howard Award for Young Journalists

A remarkable opportunity to undertake paid work experience with the New Statesman, the Observer and the Times.

Anthony Howard, who died in 2010, was a superb political journalist, with an exceptional ability to encourage young writers.

Haymarket Media Group has undertaken to fund an annual bursary of £25,000 a year in his memory for journalists under the age of 25, who want to write about politics and government.

Applicants are required to propose a subject for a 5,000 word essay for publication in 2014. The successful candidate will serve three successive internships of 14 weeks each, starting in October this year, at the publications with which Howard was most closely associated: The Times, the Observer and the New Statesman. The annual scheme will run for five years.

Applicants should send their proposal and a short CV, including contact details, to

Applications will close at 23.59 on Saturday 17 August 2013.


Regrettably, a New Statesman blog post about the Anthony Howard Award for Young Journalists gave an incorrect email address for applications. Apologies, this has now been corrected, and the above address is the correct one. Applicants should redirect their applications accordingly; to give them and others time to do so, the deadline has been extended to 23.59 on Wednesday 28 August.