Thursday, 24 November

Highbury City of Portsmouth Centre

12.30pm Registration and lunch

Kim Fletcher, chairman, NCTJ

Stella Mbubaegbu, principal and chief executive, Highbury College


Are ethics taming the media?

Chaired by: Paul Foster, journalism programme leader, Highbury College

Alex Crook, company director, M&Y News Agency

Niall Duffy, director of external affairs, IPSO

Richard Frediani, senior programme editor, ITV News


Fast and furious - new journalism products and skills

Chaired by: Mark Waldron, editor, The Portsmouth News

James Baggott, chief executive officer, Baize Group

Sarah Cheverton, editor-in-chief, Star & Crescent

Amar Singh, chief content officer, Squawka

3.10pm Tea and scones

Would you accredit it?

Chaired by Andy Cairns, executive editor, Sky Sports News and chair of the NCTJ accreditation board

A presentation by Neil White, editorial consultant of the NCTJ and debate about how the accreditation standard should evolve to reflect the radical changes being made to the structure and content of the Diploma in Journalism.

Breakout discussion groups and reports

4.30pm Session close
6.00pm Transfer from Gunwharf by boat to the Royal Navy Submarine Museum for the optional tour of HMS Alliance
6.45pm Transfer by boat to the Royal Navy Submarine Museum
7.00pm   Drinks reception
7.45pm Awards dinner

Awards presenter: John Pienaar, deputy political editor, BBC News

Accredited journalism course performance awards

Awards for Excellence in journalism 2016

Chairman's award for an outstanding contribution to journalism training

11.00pm Transfer by boat to Portsea

Friday, 25 November

University of Portsmouth

  Breakfast for residential delegates at Ibis Portsmouth


Joanne Butcher, chief executive, NCTJ

Matthew Weait, dean of the faculty of humanities, University of Portsmouth


Masterclass: video journalism

Dougal Shaw, video innovation journalist, BBC News


Never ending story - new strategies and skills for 24-hour journalism

Chaired by Mary Williams, principal lecturer in journalism, University of Portsmouth

Brogan Kay-Jessop, social media journalist, Sky Sports

Martin Belam, social and new formats editor, The Guardian

10.30am Coffee and pastries

Essential law: digital reporting in the courts and copyright chaos

Chaired by Bernie Saunders, senior lecturer in media law and journalism, University of Portsmouth

Tony Jaffa, partner, Foot Anstey

Ben Fishwick, court and crime reporter, The News, Portsmouth


From the editor’s chair – what is the future?
Chaired by Laura Adams, editorial director, Archant

Joanne Cayford, digital development editor, Newshour, BBC World Service and The World Tonight, BBC Radio 4

Mike Gilson, editor, The Argus

Mark Payton, editorial director, Haymarket Consumer


Digital skills masterclass - data and investigative journalism

Chaired by James Dennis, senior lecturer in journalism, University of Portsmouth

Mark Williams-Thomas, investigative journalist

1.00pm Lunch
2.00pm Depart