More than one hundred journalists took the NCTJ National Certificate Examination today hoping to gain senior qualification status.
The NCE is designed to examine all-round competence in a range of fundamental skills and 110 trainees completed the four sections of the exam: news interview, news report, newspaper practice and the logbook.
The topics featured in today’s papers included the possible closure of a church and a bank robbery.
In order to gain senior status, all trainees must be able to extract information using excellent interview techniques, reproduce clear and concise reports in a style that attracts readers and demonstrate they are conversant with day-to-day newspaper practice inside and outside of the office.
The NCE results will be made available next month.