Mission and values

Our mission is to be recognised inside and outside the media industry as the body for developing qualified multimedia journalists.

We provide a world-class education and training system that develops current and future journalists for the demands of a fast-changing multimedia industry.

Our objectives are to:

  • Accredit high quality education and training providers and recognise courses of excellence
  • Offer outstanding professional qualifications which guarantee the high standards of journalism needed in the workplace
  • Foster continuing professional development for journalists throughout their careers
  • Provide services and products that are demonstrably helpful and relevant to our stakeholders

To grow and develop the NCTJ, our values are to: 

  • Be fair, accessible and transparent
  • Show strong sustainable growth and diversity
  • Have effective leadership, management and governance
  • Ensure best use of resources
  • Be high profile, respected and influential
  • Uphold high quality and relevant standards
  • Be open, receptive and responsive to change