Journalism Skills Conference

The Journalism Skills Conference and Awards for Excellence gala dinner and ceremony returns for 2018, taking place on Thursday, 29 and Friday, 30 November. 

The two-day conference will be hosted in Essex by one of the longest-standing journalism training centres in the UK – Harlow College. 

Delegates and guests will also visit the NCTJ’s headquarters for an evening reception before presentation of the 2018 Awards for Excellence at nearby Quendon Hall.

We will be looking at the skills and techniques needed to bring to life data-driven stories, how to stay strong and keep safe as a journalist, the future of magazine journalism as well as the latest tips and tricks to verify information and images from social media in the fight against fake news.

We will explore how some of the biggest stories of 2018 were sourced and revealed to the public.

There will be specialist sessions to consider the latest developments in journalism and to share practice, teaching, learning and skills.

We are being joined by a host of speakers who are making waves in the industry and are working at the heart of the revolution in journalism skills. They include:

Hazel Baker, global head of UGC newsgathering, Reuters
Matt Cooke, head of partnerships and training, Google News Lab
Dr Karen Fowler-Watt, head of School of Journalism, English and Communication, Bournemouth University
Marie Helly, head of Beyond Fake News at BBC World Service
Bev Holder, chief reporter, Stourbridge News 
Rebecca Hudson, head of news, Salisbury Journal
Sandra Laville, environment correspondent, The Guardian
Alex Marrow, freelance for Sky Sports News
David Ottewell, head of Reach’s data unit
Adam Parker, digital news editor, Sky News
Colin Pereira, journalist safety consultant, Committee to Protect Journalists
Tom Phillips, editor, Full Fact
Pete Sherlock, assistant editor of the BBC’s shared data unit
Martin Stabe, head of interactive news, Financial Times
Joanna Webster, managing editor of strategy and operations, Thomson Reuters
Joy Yates, editorial director, Johnston Press North East

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You can book your place using the links below.

Book your place

More Details Centre only offer - buy one get one half price Date: 29th November 2018
Time: 29-30 Nov

 

One full price ticket and one half price ticket! *Only available to centres offering NCTJ-accredited courses*
Includes two-day conference, gala dinner and accommodation with breakfast. 
Offer expires after after 28 September.

More Details Gala dinner Date: 29th November 2018
Time: 7.00pm-10.30pm

 

Awards for Excellence gala dinner and ceremony only. 

More Details Two-day conference with gala dinner Date: 29th November 2018
Time: 29-30 Nov

 

Two-day conference ticket and entry to the Awards for Excellence gala dinner and ceremony (no accommodation).

More Details Two-day conference with gala dinner and accommodation Date: 29th November 2018
Time: 29-30 Nov

 

Two-day conference ticket, entry to the Awards for Excellence gala dinner and ceremony, and accommodation with breakfast.

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