The NCTJ held its seventh annual Journalism Skills Conference in Sheffield on 27 and 28 November 2014.
The city is home to two of the NCTJ’s accredited-course providers: the University of Sheffield and Sheffield College, and the two centres will be working together to co-host the event.
The University of Sheffield, which offers accredited BA and MA degree courses, is celebrating 20 years of journalism training in 2014. As part of the celebrations to mark the milestone, the university will be opening a new suite of newsrooms later in the year.
Sheffield College has a long association with the NCTJ and currently offers news journalism, photojournalism and press photography courses. The college is currently investing in its journalism facilities and is due to relocate from Norton College to the newly refurbished Hillsborough campus in 2015.
The NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Conference brings together decision-makers in journalism’s education, training and industry sectors and is a must-attend annual event for those who are passionate about quality multimedia journalism. In previous years the conference has visited Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff, Belfast, Nottingham and Bournemouth.
The conference will provide an opportunity to debate the latest issues associated with developing professional journalists across all media sectors. The conference will also be an occasion to network and celebrate the achievements of those involved in journalism education and training.