Students put journalism training into practice to cover 2015 general election
8th May 2015
NCTJ students from across the UK were out in force to cover the general election on Thursday, 7 May.
An exciting day -
— NCTJ WolvColl (@NCTJWolvColl)
#GE15... When all journalists remember what they learnt in @NCTJ_news public affairs lessons! pic.twitter.com/qNj3Bc1k1V May 7, 2015
Students on accredited courses at Bournemouth University,
Brighton Journalist Works, Brunel University, City of Liverpool College, Kingston University, Lambeth College, News Associates, Nottingham Trent University, Sheffield College, Staffordshire University, the University of Kent, the University of Sheffield and the University of Sunderland attended election counts for regional newspapers (such as ), as well as regional and national broadcasters. The Argus
— James Toney (@jtoneysbeat)
@NCTJ_news @NewsAssociates trainees are covering #GE2015 tonight remembering what @AndrewGreaves84 @theoriginalrp taught them in PA May 7, 2015
— CentreforJournalism (@CfJKent)
@NCTJ_news @SarahBoast at the Maidstone/Faversham count for @cfjkent 's daring dozen covering #GE2015 @itvmeridian pic.twitter.com/pThfTNGjSj May 7, 2015
Journalism apprentices working for BBC local radio and
The Independent also covered the latest general election which appeared to defy opinion polls.
Watch BBC apprentice
— Lambeth journalists (@Lambethjournos)
@lambethjournos @edjankowski video on Bolton North East candidates campaigns here #NCTJ http://t.co/iTK4FiKTRi May 7, 2015
Students attended election counts and provided multimedia updates on
— Nina Plapp (@NinaPlapp)
#Guildford elections - the count has begun! @Lambethjournos #NCTJ pic.twitter.com/CijwOfxeGq May 8, 2015
Many of the centres, including
Bournemouth University, Nottingham Trent University, Staffordshire University and University of Sheffield also provided coverage through their own student-run websites.
Where you reporting from the election counts? Tweet us @NCTJ_news with any coverage.