Channel 4 is to set up a paid studentship in PR in memory of the
station’s founding press officer, Chris Griffin-Beale. In a memorial
service this week for Griffin-Beale, who died in May, the press office
announced that it plans to have talks with institutions that run PR
courses to agree how best to set up the studentship. Channel 4’s offer
is to train and pay a PR student for an as yet undefined period of time
to work in its press office.