The Guardian’s Jane Martinson mentioned PressPad in a piece on diversity within newsrooms.
[…] internship programmes are hardly the solution to the problem. Research from the SMC found that 82% of people who became journalists in a three-year period did some form of work placement or internship, 92% of which was unpaid. Applicants without family or friends in London, where the majority of internships are offered, need to pay for accommodation, which rules it out for many. This makes innovations like PressPad, which aims to link hosts offering accommodation to wannabe journalists, so important.