The Press Association has cancelled its multimedia graduate training scheme for this year blaming "current pressures" on the media industry, reports journalism.co.uk.
The three-year scheme, took nine graduates last year, and involves training across PA's regional bureaux.
A PA spokeswoman told journalism.co.uk:"In light of the current pressures being felt by the media industry, the Press Association has taken the decision not to recruit any new entrants to its in-house multimedia journalist training scheme for summer 2009.
"We remain committed to the scheme which has trained 143 journalists over the past 15 years and there are still currently 16 trainees at various stages of the three year programme."
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