Reporters hope to make the grade in senior exams

Sixty nine reporters sat the NCTJ’s National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) exams today hoping to gain senior status.

Reporters sat the senior qualification for journalists at centres across England and Scotland on Friday, 4 July.

The NQJ is designed to examine all-round competence in a range of fundamental journalism skills. The qualification consists of four parts: a news report; a news interview, a media law and practice paper and an e-logbook.

Topics featured in the papers included a hit and run, parking issues in a small town and an inquest into the death of a child.

The day progressed smoothly thanks to the help of volunteers at all centres. The results will be made available in August 2014.