Tales of a teenage photographer

Peter Summers swapped his home in Elgin, north-east Scotland, for Bournemouth in September 2012 to study an NCTJ press photography course at Up to Speed. In his own words, Peter has been “taking photos for the last four years and doing it seriously for the past two”. He was employed as a photographer by Birmingham-based press agency News Team in July 2013, four days before his 18th birthday, and has already had his pictures published in every national newspaper in Britain.


Young journalists’ thoughts about sunblock, shorthand and sex

journalists thoughts

The Society of Editors’ Regional Press Awards 2012 shortlist was announced last week. So we at the NCTJ decided to have a chat with the five bright sparks who were shortlisted for the Young Journalist of the Year Award, to find out how they’ve achieved such brilliant starts to their careers.

The winner of the Young Journalist of the Year Award sponsored by HoldTheFrontPage will be announced at the Society of Editors Regional Press Awards ceremony at the Savoy Place, London on Friday 17 May.