Fifth NCTJ skills conference to visit journalism training ‘hotspot’

The NCTJ is to stage its fifth annual Journalism Skills Conference in Nottingham on 28 and 29 November 2012.  Nottingham is the home of one of the NCTJ’s consistently top-performing accredited journalism courses at Nottingham Trent University as well as the Nottingham Post, the training ground of scores of reporters and photographers over the years.

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 and Belfast and has increased in scale every year.

There is a great commitment to quality journalism training in the area with Nottingham Trent University’s NCTJ-accredited MA/PgDip Newspaper Journalism topping the NCTJ results tables for the last two years.  The NCTJ’s principal examiner, Amanda Ball, who last year received the chairman’s award for her outstanding contribution to journalism training, is a senior lecturer at the university’s Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism.

The conference will provide an opportunity to debate the latest issues associated with developing professional journalists across all media sectors.  This will include the results of research the NCTJ has recently commissioned on ethics training and continuing professional development. The conference will also be an occasion to network and celebrate the achievements of those involved in journalism education and training.

There has been no increase in the early bird booking rate, with prices held from 2011.

To book your place at the conference, please complete the booking form.