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Record 76 per cent pass rate in July NQJ exam sitting 17th August 2016

A record 76 per cent of candidates achieved senior status in the July sitting of the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ).

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High praise for July NQJ award winners 17th August 2016

With a record-high pass rate for the July NQJ, chief examiner Steve Nelson has described the award winners as exceptional, describing their work as ‘impressive’, ‘compelling’ and ‘engaging’.

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Family of diversity champion, Claire Prosser, establish new bursary award 15th August 2016

A new named bursary award, the second of its kind for the Journalism Diversity Fund, has been set up by the family of a BBC journalist who was a champion of diversity.

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First distance learners achieve the Certificate in Foundation Journalism Qualification 11th August 2016

After two rounds of coursework marking, the very first distance learners have passed all 13 of the required credits to gain the Certificate in Foundation Journalism. Introduced in October 2015, the distance learning certificate programme is an opportunity to get started in journalism and to develop some essential journalism skills.

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Death of long-serving former chairman of the photography board 29th July 2016

Peter Dash, who served for many years as our chairman of the press photography and photojournalism examinations board, died yesterday.

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NCTJ to appoint new head of development 27th July 2016

The National Council for the Training of Journalists is entering an exciting new chapter and is to appoint a senior manager to help take the charity to the next stage of its growth.

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NCTJ graduates scoop sports awards and trip to NFL press box 22nd July 2016

Three top NCTJ sports journalism students have been awarded prizes from NFL UK for their outstanding exam performance in the academic year 2014-2015.

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NCTJ staff pound the pavement in 5k race to support Thomas Read bursary 14th July 2016

Members of NCTJ staff took to the streets of London today to run a 5k race as part of our continued efforts to support the Thomas Read bursary.

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NCTJ launches research exploring self-employment experiences in freelance journalism 13th June 2016

The National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) is conducting research on working lives of freelance journalists, aiming to provide independent, comprehensive information to allow us to understand the issues and difficulties freelance journalists overcome as well as the skills and training they look for in the pursuit of their stories. 

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IPSO chairman joins industry to celebrate launch of latest edition of McNae's Essential Law for Journalists 9th June 2016

Sir Alan Moses, chairman of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), has given his emphatic endorsement to the latest edition of McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists.

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NCTJ Awards for Excellence now open 23rd May 2016

The NCTJ Awards for Excellence are open for entries from students and trainee journalists across the UK.

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NCTJ seminar outlines forthcoming changes to Diploma in Journalism 28th April 2016

Heads of journalism and course leaders have been given an update by the NCTJ on changes being made to the structure and content of the Diploma in Journalism at a seminar on 27 April at Lambeth College.

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Cardiff course celebrates three NQJ award winners 13th April 2016

Three gold standard graduates from the NCTJ-accredited MA course at Cardiff University have won awards in the March sitting of the National Qualification in Journalism.

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Record 74 per cent pass rate for March NQJ exam 13th April 2016

A record 74 per cent of candidates achieved senior status in the March sitting of the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ).

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NCTJ and Sky Sports News debut video promoting women in sports journalism 22nd March 2016

The National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and Sky Sports News have teamed up to produce a video encouraging more women to pursue a career in sports journalism.

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Students learn how to be a reporter at journalism career seminar 22nd March 2016

Journalists need to be kind, approachable and inquisitive, Saffron Walden Reporter journalist Michael Steward told an audience of high school students.

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Sky Sports News executive editor joins NCTJ board 4th March 2016

Andy Cairns, executive editor at Sky Sports News, has been appointed as a director and trustee of the NCTJ and will chair the charity’s accreditation board.

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Reporters sit first National Qualification in Journalism exams of 2016 4th March 2016

Sixty-nine trainees sat the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) on Friday hoping to gain senior reporter status.

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NCTJ reinstate accreditation of journalism training courses at Brighton Journalist Works 3rd March 2016

The directors of the NCTJ today (3 March 2016) agreed to reinstate accreditation of journalism training courses at Brighton Journalist Works subject to a series of strict conditions.

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Goodbye 'Duzza': NCTJ trainer and examiner Paul Durrant dies 10th February 2016

Paul Durrant, an NCTJ trainer, examiner and a member of the journalism examinations board, has died at the age of 63 following a battle with cancer.

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ITV's Charlene White presents NCTJ diploma exam awards at annual Student Council 5th February 2016

Nine students are reaping the rewards for their hard work in the Diploma in Journalism exams after being presented with prizes at the annual NCTJ Student Council meeting in London.

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Student Council representatives advised to 'never stop learning' 5th February 2016

Sky Sports News executive editor Andy Cairns has rallied NCTJ journalism students to sell their skills to employers and never stop learning.

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Westmorland Gazette reporter scoops third NCTJ award in a year 2nd February 2016

A senior reporter has won an annual award for exceptional performance in the National Qualification for Journalism (NQJ), making it her third NCTJ award in a year.

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Full programme unveiled for Google News Lab workshop 28th January 2016

A host of top speakers have been lined up for the Google News Lab and NCTJ digital tools and skills for journalism workshop on Wednesday, 2 March.

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Death of former Darlington College media law tutor 28th January 2016

Robin Crowther, long-serving journalism trainer at Darlington College and former member of the NCTJ media law examinations board, has died aged 74.

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Lambeth College head of journalism joins NCTJ board 19th January 2016

Roz McKenzie, head of journalism at Lambeth College, has been appointed as a director and trustee of the NCTJ.

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Brighton Journalist Works 14th January 2016

The NCTJ has today (14 January 2016) acted to remove accreditation temporarily from courses at Brighton Journalist Works following the completion of investigations into issues of malpractice and maladministration related to the delivery of NCTJ examinations.

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Annual NCTJ results tables published 11th January 2016

The results tables for 2014-15 have been published on the NCTJ website.

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Sixty-one per cent pass rate for November NQJ 16th December 2015

Forty-three journalists are celebrating achieving senior status after passing the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) - a pass rate of 61 per cent.

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Double NQJ award success for Surrey Advertiser reporter 16th December 2015

A newly-qualified senior reporter for the Surrey Advertiser has won two of the four awards available for her exceptional performance in the November National Qualification in Journalists (NQJ) exams.

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It's time to think about publishing as social-first, Johnston Press head of digital tells NCTJ conference 27th November 2015

The move to a social-first strategy for publishing will require journalists to develop new skills, the head of digital for Johnston Press told the NCTJ’s annual Journalism Skills Conference today.

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Diploma in Journalism review and proposal announced at NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference 27th November 2015

A draft proposal to revamp the NCTJ’s Diploma in Journalism aims to integrate digital and traditional skills and cater for all sectors of the industry.

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Passionate debate at skills conference on the importance of supporting diverse recruitment 27th November 2015

Current initiatives and barriers for diverse recruitment in the industry were discussed at the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference on Friday, 27 November.

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Trainee journalists must be prepared for a constantly changing news environment says Birmingham regional editor 27th November 2015

Trainee journalists - and the courses they study on - need "total flexibility and total adaptability" to succeed in the future, a leading regional editor told the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference.

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Instagram masterclass with Hannah Waldram 27th November 2015

Hannah Waldram, search and explore producer at Instagram discusses how journalists can use the platform to add to and enhance their stories. Watch the video now.

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Sky News digital chief discusses digital revolution at NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference 26th November 2015

We need journalists who are passionate about journalism and who are creative in how they tell a story, Sky News head of digital products Andrew Hawken told an NCTJ conference.

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Some of the best investigative jouralism is being done locally, NCTJ conference told 26th November 2015

Regional news outlets are producing some of the best investigative journalism, said Paul Myers, head of the BBC Academy’s investigative hub at the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference.

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NCTJ plans to introduce optional PR and communications module debated at skills conference 26th November 2015

Journalists should be taught the skills of PR and communications as part of their training course, a reporter who left newspapers to join a public relations firm told the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference.

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News Associates London tops the results tables at annual NCTJ course provider awards 26th November 2015

The multimedia sports journalism course at News Associates London has been named the best performing course at the NCTJ-accredited course performance awards after achieving a 100 per cent gold standard pass rate.

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Winners announced for the NCTJ Awards for Excellence 2015 26th November 2015

Student and trainee journalists were honoured at an awards ceremony announcing the winners of the NCTJ Awards for Excellence sponsored by NFL UK in Birmingham on Thursday.

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Inaugural Paul Durrant award presented at NCTJ awards dinner 26th November 2015

Charlotte Austen-Hardy, senior reporter at the Chelmsford Weekly News, is the winner of the inaugural Paul Durrant Award for her outstanding performance in the NCTJ’s National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) exams.

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Journalism training 'legend' wins NCTJ chairman's award 26th November 2015

Sue Green, journalism trainer and NCTJ examiner, has been honoured with the 2015 NCTJ chairman’s award for her outstanding contribution to journalism training and education.

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Mobile journalism masterclass with Marc Settle 26th November 2015

Marc Settle, leader of smartphone training at the BBC Academy, delivers a masterclass in mobile journalism at the 2015 Journalism Skills Conference. Watch the full video now.

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The BBC, journalism and the future: David Holdsworth 26th November 2015

David Holdsworth, controller, English regions, BBC discusses the editorial challenges for the BBC, suggests the skills they will need for the future and recalls memories of his own NCTJ training at the Journalism Skills Conference. Watch the video now.

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Reporters sit final National Qualification in Journalism of 2015 6th November 2015

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

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Ten years strong: industry celebrates decade of diversity 4th November 2015

Leading journalists, editors and industry professionals from across the UK, celebrated alongside bursary recipients and their tutors on Tuesday, 3 November at a special event to mark 10 years of the Journalism Diversity Fund.

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New bursary awarded for first time in honour of inspirational journalist Thomas Read 4th November 2015

A Journalism Diversity Fund recipient has been awarded a new bursary in memory of a Sky Sports News journalist who died aged 25.

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Certificate in Foundation Journalism now available by distance learning 29th October 2015

The Level 3 Certificate in Foundation Journalism is now available as a distance learning option and can be purchased through the NCTJ online shop.

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Awards for Excellence shortlist announced as record-breaking trend continues 16th October 2015

Judges from across the industry have considered more than 220 award entries to choose the shortlist for the 2015 NCTJ Awards for Excellence sponsored by NFL UK.

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Digital skills and the Diploma in Journalism are top of the Journalism Skills Conference agenda 13th October 2015

Leading journalists working in digital and mobile journalism will share their knowledge and expertise at the NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Conference in Birmingham in November.

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NCTJ teams up with Press Gazette to publish 2015/16 guide to journalism training 8th October 2015

The NCTJ has teamed up with Press Gazette to create a guide to journalism training.

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NCTJ student uses mobile journalism skills to win Rugby World Cup tickets 2nd October 2015

A day after her first mobile video class Brighton Journalist Works NCTJ student Jessica Wells shot a video that won a national prize.

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BBC apprenticeship scheme highly commended in diversity awards 2nd October 2015

A BBC apprenticeship scheme which delivers NCTJ journalism training has been highly commended at the European Diversity Awards.

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Wolverhampton College students get ready to embark on journalism careers 1st October 2015

Budding reporters from City of Wolverhampton College are preparing to see their names in print after passing their NCTJ Diploma in Jouranlism exams with flying colours.

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Award to honour NCTJ trainer and journalist who inspired hundreds of reporters 28th September 2015

An award-winning NCTJ trainer and journalist who has launched the careers of hundreds of young reporters is to be honoured with the naming of a new award.

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Students inspired to pursue a journalism career after studying NCTJ foundation certificate 24th September 2015

Four students who have completed the NCTJ Certificate in Foundation Journalism taught by Brighton Journalist Works have been inspired to pursue a career in journalism by signing-up to the NCTJ-accredited Diploma in Journalism course.

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NCTJ Awards for Excellence deadline extended 18th September 2015

The deadline for entries to this year’s NCTJ Awards for Excellence sponsored by NFL UK has been extended by one week. NCTJ students and trainees now have until 5pm on Friday, 25 September to submit their entries.

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Journalism Diversity Fund awards latest training bursaries 19th August 2015

Six aspiring journalists have been awarded training bursaries by the Journalism Diversity Fund to attend NCTJ-accredited courses.

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Sixty-one per cent pass rate for July NQJ 12th August 2015

Forty-four journalists are celebrating achieving senior status after passing the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) - a pass rate of 61 per cent.

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Awards for top July NQJ candidates 11th August 2015

Four newly-qualified senior reporters are celebrating after winning awards for exceptional performance in the July National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ).

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Journalism Skills Conference moves to Birmingham for 2015 30th July 2015

The 2015 NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference sessions will be hosted this year by the BBC in Birmingham, the heart of its Academy training operation as well as home to its news output for the West Midlands.

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Students completing NCTJ Diploma in Journalism are highly employable, research report finds 21st July 2015

The vast majority of successful graduates from NCTJ Diploma in Journalism courses are quickly getting jobs in the industry, new research has revealed.

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Darlington College partner with The Northern Echo so students can experience working in a newsroom 20th July 2015

Journalism students at Darlington College will experience working in the newsroom while on-course as part of a new partnership with The Northern Echo.

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Reporters go for senior status in National Qualification in Journalism exams 3rd July 2015

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

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Diploma in Journalism review 'will integrate new and traditional skills' 23rd June 2015

The NCTJ will be reviewing the structure and contents of its Diploma in Journalism to ensure the qualification is continuing to meet the needs of the industry, the Society of Editors regionals’ seminar was told on Monday, 22 June.

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Chairman of shorthand board to step down after 10 years' service 10th June 2015

Sheffield College shorthand tutor Marie Cartwright was thanked for years of dedicated service as she attended her last shorthand seminar as chief examiner and chairman of the shorthand board on Tuesday, 9 June.

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Pearson diversity director joins NCTJ board of directors 9th June 2015

Abu Bundu-Kamara, director of diversity and inclusion at Pearson, has been appointed as a director and trustee of the NCTJ.

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Student representatives meet with NCTJ board 5th June 2015

Representatives from the 2015 Student Council attended the NCTJ’s June board meeting to give their views about their training and qualifications.

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Sixth formers complete Certificate in Foundation Journalism 25th May 2015

Sixth formers at Brighton Hove and Sussex Sixth Form College (BHASVIC) have completed the first ever NCTJ Certificate in Foundation Journalism with Brighton Journalist Works.

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Multimedia journalism student wins prize for top NCTJ results at Teesside University 21st May 2015

A Teesside University student has won an award for the best NCTJ results in his year.

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NCTJ Awards for Excellence sponsored by NFL UK open for entries 20th May 2015

The NCTJ Awards for Excellence are open for entries from students and trainee journalists across the UK, with NFL UK confirming their sponsorship for a second year.

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Journalism Diversity Fund awards first training bursaries of anniversary year 19th May 2015

Eight aspiring journalists have been the first to be awarded bursaries by the Journalism Diversity Fund during its tenth anniversary year.

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Argus reporter crowned young journalist of the year during dramatic regional press awards 15th May 2015

Former NCTJ student and trainee journalist Gareth Davies has been crowned young journalist of the year during this year’s regional press awards, where hundreds of guests were evacuated following a fire alarm on Friday, 15 May.

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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.

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Don't write off the local media, NCTJ chief executive tells Westminster forum 26th April 2015

NCTJ chief executive Joanne Butcher addressed the Westminster Media Forum this month as part of a panel session on the future of local media: plurality, revenue models and policy priorities.

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Seventy-two per cent pass rate for March NQJ 22nd April 2015

A record-equalling 72 per cent of candidates have passed the most recent National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ), the highest pass rate since the previous record achieved in July 2014.

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Record-breaking NQJ result for Westmorland Gazette reporter 22nd April 2015

Newly-qualified senior reporter Katie Dickinson of the Westmorland Gazette has set a new record for the highest mark in the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) media law and practice paper, achieving 91 per cent. She was one of four NQJ candidates who won awards for exceptional performance in the March NQJ.

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Staffordshire NCTJ student scoops Midlands Media Award 17th April 2015

A student from Staffordshire University’s NCTJ-accredited journalism course has been crowned top political reporter in the Student Midlands Media Awards 2015.

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Certificate in Foundation Journalism awarded UCAS points 16th April 2015

The Level 3 Certificate in Foundation Journalism has been awarded a UCAS tariff of 50 points.

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Trailblazer junior journalist apprenticeship approved by government 7th April 2015

An apprenticeship standard and assessment plan for junior journalists developed by employers in the media industry and the NCTJ is ready to be implemented across England as part of the government’s ‘trailblazer’ apprenticeship programme.

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More needs to be done to encourage women into sports reporting says new government report 26th March 2015

Women need to be encouraged to train as sports journalists to address the current gender imbalance, a report by the women in sport advisory committee has said.

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Press Association launches new bursary scheme supported by the Journalism Diversity Fund 17th March 2015

Press Association (PA) has launched a bursary scheme to encourage more minority ethnic journalists to join its newsroom.

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Press freedom is under threat warns Sun political columnist 16th March 2015

Press freedom is under threat and we are dangerously close to the edge of a police state, Trevor Kavanagh, political columnist for The Sun, told the NCTJ public affairs seminar.

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Journalism is fun but not glamorous, journalist tells students 10th March 2015

Journalism can be fun, interesting and exciting but it is definitely not glamorous, Cambridge News journalist Florence Snead told an audience of high school students.

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NCTJ and Sky Sports News debut video about journalism apprenticeships 9th March 2015

A video promoting journalism apprenticeships has been unveiled on the NCTJ website to mark National Apprenticeship Week (9-13 March).

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Reporters sit first senior exams of 2015 6th March 2015

Ninety trainees sat the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) for reporters and five sports journalists sat the National Certificate Examination (NCE) for sports reporters on Friday hoping to gain senior reporter status.

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Trevor Kavanagh to speak at public affairs seminar 26th February 2015

Political columnist for The Sun, Trevor Kavanagh, will be the keynote speaker at the public affairs seminar on 13 March.

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Pre-order Morrison’s Essential Public Affairs (fourth edition) 14th February 2015

The fourth edition of Essential Public Affairs for Journalists by James Morrison is now available to pre-order from the NCTJ online shop at a special price of £19.99* (rrp £23.99).

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Trailblazer apprenticeship update 13th February 2015

Work on new apprenticeship standards for journalism is well underway in 2015. 

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Diploma in Journalism Awards presented at NCTJ Student Council 6th February 2015

Ten NCTJ students have been presented with awards for exceptional performance in the Diploma in Journalism exams.

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Practical journalism experience is key to success, say NCTJ alumni 6th February 2015

Journalism students from across the UK were given the opportunity to quiz a panel of NCTJ alumni working across the industry at the annual Student Council forum in London.

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'I'll forgive anything except laziness' Sun editor tells Student Council 6th February 2015

The Sun editor David Dinsmore told NCTJ journalism students a willingness to work hard was the number one quality he looks for when recruiting a journalist.

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New diploma awards announced for top-performing students 14th January 2015

Four new Diploma in Journalism awards have been created thanks to support from media companies.

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NCTJ publishes updated annual results tables 9th January 2015

The results tables for 2013-14 have been published on the NCTJ website.

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Senior reporter scoops fifth NCTJ award of the year 29th December 2014

A senior reporter has won an annual award for exceptional performance in the National Qualification for Journalism (NQJ), making it his fifth NCTJ award in a year.

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Sixty-eight per cent pass rate for November NQJ 17th December 2014

Forty-eight candidates have been awarded senior status after passing the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ).

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Awards for top NQJ candidates 17th December 2014

Four newly-qualified senior reporters are celebrating after winning awards for exceptional performance in the November National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ).

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Award for Kent Messenger journalism apprentice 10th December 2014

Journalism apprentice Dan Wright has won the self-development award at the Kent Messenger Together We Made A Difference Awards 2014.

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Work must continue to promote diversity in sport 28th November 2014

Sports broadcasters have made great progress in recruiting diverse on-air talent, but there is more work to do behind the scenes in their newsrooms, presenter Sonali Shah told an NCTJ conference.

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Behind the scenes investigating the Rotherham scandal 28th November 2014

The skills and experience Andrew Norfolk developed through his NCTJ course were invaluable to investigating the Rotherham scandal.

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Young journalists must continue to uphold standards, Sky News editor tells NCTJ conference 28th November 2014

“What I expect to see in young journalists is commitment to the standards we uphold and an understanding of fairness and morality,” Peter Lowe, managing editor at Sky News told delegates at the Journalism Skills Conference.

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The newsroom has never been more exciting or demanding, NCTJ conference told 27th November 2014

It has never been more exciting or demanding to work in a newsroom, James Mitchinson, editor of The Star, Sheffield, told delegates at the Journalism Skills Conference.

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Future of photographers debated at skills conference 27th November 2014

There is a future for good photography in newspapers - but that may not mean there should be specialist training courses for photographers, Derby Telegraph and Burton Mail editor-in-chief Neil White told the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference.

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Double success for university at NCTJ course awards 27th November 2014

Nottingham Trent University scored double success with two accredited courses topping the tables at the annual NCTJ course provider awards.

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Awards for Excellence shine a light on quality journalism 27th November 2014

Eleven talented journalists and photographers have been presented with their NCTJ Awards for Excellence sponsored by NFL UK at the Journalism Skills Conference in Sheffield on Thursday, 27 November.

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NCTJ's chairman's award winner is 'simply the best' 27th November 2014

Paul Durrant, journalism trainer and member of the NCTJ journalism examinations board, has been honoured with the 2014 NCTJ Chairman’s Award for his outstanding contribution to journalism training and education.

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Blunkett: "We should be optimistic about the future of journalism" 27th November 2014

Former cabinet minister David Blunkett said he was optimistic about journalism, revealing he had considered a career in journalism himself, while speaking at the NCTJ awards dinner in Sheffield.

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Reporters need to be multi-skilled in multimedia 27th November 2014

“We need to be Jack of all trades and we have to do a job that would have been done by multiple people five years ago”, according to Alex Evans, multimedia reporter, Sheffield Star.

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NCTJ chairman urges editors to invest in professional development training 10th November 2014

Continuous professional development (CPD) for journalists “makes commercial sense for businesses” NCTJ chairman Kim Fletcher told the Society of Editors conference.

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Reporters sit final NQJ exams of 2014 7th November 2014

Seventy-two reporters sat the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) exams on Friday, 7 November hoping to gain senior status.

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De Montfort student journalists drive city news agenda 27th October 2014

Student journalists on NCTJ-accredited courses at De Montfort University will be part of a special news day to celebrate the launch of Leicester Media School.

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Government accepts proposal to develop higher-level journalism apprenticeship 23rd October 2014

Journalism employers and the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) have been successful in their application to develop a higher-level journalism apprenticeship.

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Veteran politician to be guest of honour at NCTJ awards dinner 22nd October 2014

Labour heavy-weight David Blunkett, MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough, is to deliver the after-dinner speech at this year’s Journalism Skills Conference in Sheffield.

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Football Focus and 5 Live presenter to announce Awards for Excellence 17th October 2014

BBC sports presenter Dan Walker will host the NCTJ Awards for Excellence sponsored by NFL UK, shining the spotlight on the best journalism students completing NCTJ-accredited courses and trainee journalists/photographers.

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Newspaper training expert joins NCTJ board 7th October 2014

David Rowell, head of editorial learning and development at Johnston Press, has been appointed as a board member and trustee of the NCTJ.

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Programme highlights revealed for Journalism Skills Conference 2014 7th October 2014

The Times chief investigative reporter Andrew Norfolk will share his thoughts on reporting the disturbing Rotherham child abuse scandal when he speaks at the NCTJ’s annual Journalism Skills Conference in Sheffield next month.

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BBC director-general supports diversity lunch 25th September 2014

BBC director-general Tony Hall met Journalism Diversity Fund recipients at the annual celebratory lunch.

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New NCTJ qualification piloted by Brighton Journalist Works 19th September 2014

Brighton Journalist Works is the first centre to pilot the NCTJ’s new Certificate in Foundation Journalism qualification.

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NCTJ Awards for Excellence deadline extended 19th September 2014

The deadline for entries to this year’s NCTJ Awards for Excellence sponsored by NFL UK has been extended by one week. NCTJ students and trainees now have until 5pm on Friday, 26 September to submit their entries.

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Journalism skills report identifies changes to core skills and entry routes into journalism 9th September 2014

The core skills of journalism need to be further extended to ensure quality journalism is maintained and the model of entry into journalism via regional and local newspapers is questionable, according to new research into journalism skills.

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New journalism intern joins NCTJ to promote diversity 28th August 2014

Former NCTJ student journalist Claire McAllister, will join the NCTJ as the new journalism intern (diversity) in September 2014.

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Brighton Journalist Works student overcomes health scare to achieve gold standard 21st August 2014

A journalism student has overcome a brush with death to gain her first job in the industry.

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New employer-led journalism apprenticeship standard published 20th August 2014

A new journalism apprenticeship standard developed by employers in the media industry has been published as part of the government’s ‘trailblazer’ apprenticeship programme.

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Record 72 per cent pass rate for NQJ 13th August 2014

NCTJ examiners have been “reaching for the record books” following the 72 per cent pass rate in the most recent National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ).

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NQJ award hat trick for senior reporter 13th August 2014

A newly-qualified senior reporter for the Blackpool Gazette has scooped three of the four awards available for his exceptional performance in the July National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ).

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Journalism Skills Conference early bird rate extended until 5 September 4th August 2014

Special discounted rate available until the beginning of September.

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New course awarded NCTJ accreditation 18th July 2014

The University of Brighton has had its BA in Travel Journalism accredited for the first time by the NCTJ.

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Former NCTJ students presented with sports awards at Wembley 17th July 2014

Three top NCTJ sports journalism students have been awarded prizes from NFL UK for their outstanding exam performance. The awards were presented during a media day for the upcoming American football international series at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday, 16 July.

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Former Cornwall College NCTJ students scoop journalism prizes at CreatED exhibition 7th July 2014

Two former NCTJ students from Cornwall College Cambourne have scooped journalism awards at the annual CreatED exhibition, which celebrates the creative work produced by students from Devon and Cornwall.

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Reporters hope to make the grade in senior exams 4th July 2014

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

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NCTJ board member awarded MBE at Buckingham Palace 1st July 2014

Northern Echo editor Peter Barron has received his MBE from the Prince of Wales in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in June.

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Ulster alumni crowned business journalist of the year 27th June 2014

A former MA journalism student at University of Ulster has been named business journalist of the year at the 2014 Coco-Cola CIPR NI Media Awards.

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NCTJ graduate wins Darren Joliny Award 25th June 2014

A trainee reporter has been awarded a prize established in memory of a journalism graduate who died suddenly at the age of 21.

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NCTJ teams up with Press Gazette to produce journalism training guide 24th June 2014

The NCTJ have teamed up with Press Gazette to create a guide to journalism training.

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Early bird tickets available for Journalism Skills Conference 16th June 2014

A special introductory rate is available for tickets to the Journalism Skills Conference in Sheffield booked before 31 August.

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Student reps put their views to NCTJ board 12th June 2014

Representatives from this year’s Student Council attended the NCTJ’s June board meeting to give their views about their training and qualifications.

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Media Industry celebrates 60th anniversary of McNae's Essential Law for Journalists at Middle Temple, London 6th June 2014

A reception to mark 60 years of McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists was held at the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in London on Thursday 5 June.

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Diploma award winners honoured at McNae's 60th anniversary event 5th June 2014

The top performers in the 2013-14 academic year’s NCTJ media law and public affairs exams were honoured with awards sponsored by Johnston Press and Oxford University Press at a reception to mark the 60th anniversary of McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists on 5 June.

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NCTJ seek employers' views on new apprenticeship standard 4th June 2014

The NCTJ wants employers’ views on a new apprenticeship standard for junior journalists.

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Archant London editorial director joins NCTJ board 30th May 2014

Laura Adams, editorial director at Archant London, has been appointed as a board member and trustee of the NCTJ.

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Trainee reporters not afraid to ask the tough questions post-Leveson, NCTJ ethics seminar told 23rd May 2014

Young reporters remain determined to tackle difficult stories and ask hard questions in the post-Leveson world of journalism, senior editors told an NCTJ conference on ethics training.

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Prize goes to top NCTJ student at Teesside University awards night 22nd May 2014

Teesside University student Sam Howitt has won an award for the best NCTJ results in his year.

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NCTJ Awards for Excellence sponsored by NFL UK open for entries 19th May 2014

The NCTJ Awards for Excellence sponsored by NFL UK are open for entries from students and trainee journalists across the UK.

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Ethical decision-making in newsrooms discussed at NCTJ seminar 18th May 2014

Senior editors will address the NCTJ’s journalism ethics seminar on the practical applications of ethics in the newsroom.

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NCTJ trainee wins young journalist of the year award 16th May 2014

Former NCTJ student and trainee journalist Ben Leo is celebrating after being crowned young journalist of the year at the Regional Press Awards.

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Sheffield is host city for Journalism Skills Conference 2014 16th May 2014

The NCTJ is to stage its seventh annual Journalism Skills Conference in Sheffield on 27 and 28 November 2014. 

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Shorthand still needed in the digital world says Archant London editorial director 15th May 2014

Shorthand “still exists in the digital world” and is a skill that all aspiring journalists need, Laura Adams, editorial director of Archant London, told delegates at the NCTJ shorthand seminar on Wednesday.

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Former Press Association student scoops shorthand award 14th May 2014

A former student of Press Association, Newcastle has won the Society of Editors shorthand award for the best shorthand note and transcription marked 100 per cent accurate at 100wpm.

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The Queen and Prince Phillip meet young journalists at charity reception 7th May 2014

The Queen met a group of young journalists at a reception at Stationers Hall in London today to celebrate 150 years of the Journalists' Charity. Those attending included talented young journalists who had received awards for their outstanding performances in NCTJ exams.

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NCTJ identified by government as a best practice awarding body for employer involvement 6th May 2014

The NCTJ has been selected as one of twenty case studies in research published by the Department for Education (DfE) which identifies good practice in employer involvement in the delivery and assessment of qualifications.

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Highbury College journalism hits half a century 5th May 2014

Highbury College celebrated 50 years as a journalism training provider on Friday, 2 May with a tea party for tutors, industry professionals and alumni.

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Media law expert and former McNae co-author Tom Welsh dies aged 85 28th April 2014

Tom Welsh, media law expert, former co-author of McNae and chairman of the NCTJ law board, has died aged 85.

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NFL UK and NCTJ announce sponsorship deal 24th April 2014

The National Football League (NFL) will be the named sponsor of the NCTJ’s Awards for Excellence and the Sports Journalism Award for the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism.

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'Exceptionally talented' trainees achieve 67 per cent pass rate in March NQJ 16th April 2014

The 60 trainee journalists who passed the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) exam have been praised as “an exceptionally talented crop of candidates” by the chief examiner.

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Newly qualified senior reporter scoops two NQJ awards 16th April 2014

A newly qualified senior reporter has scooped two of the four awards available for her exceptional performance in the March National Qualification for Journalists (NQJ).

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NCTJ launches ‘emerging skills for journalists 2014’ research project 11th April 2014

The NCTJ has launched its latest research project, which examines the changes in the journalism industry and the implications of those changes for the employment of journalistic skills.

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Journalism apprenticeships offer 'huge rewards', Society of Editors seminar is told 7th April 2014

Investing in journalism apprenticeships can bring huge rewards for employers, the Society of Editors regionals’ seminar was told on Monday, 7 April.

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NCTJ alumnus crowned young journalist of the year at Press Awards 3rd April 2014

Patrick Kingsley, Eygpt correspondent for The Guardian, has been named the young journalist of the year at the Press Awards for 2013.

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Duke of York to address regional editors about apprenticeships 27th March 2014

The Duke of York will be promoting journalism apprenticeships at the Society of Editors regionals’ seminar in April.

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IT problems at the National Qualification in Journalism held at Harlow College 14th March 2014

14 March: All 10 candidates affected by IT problems at the NQJ held at Harlow College on 7 March completed another Media Law and Practice exam on the morning of 14 March 2014.

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BBC’s Radio Journalism Apprenticeship Scheme returns for its second year 13th March 2014

BBC radio has announced a second cohort of apprenticeships for aspiring radio producers, a scheme developed with the NCTJ.

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Journalism apprentice attends Downing Street reception for apprenticeship trailblazers 7th March 2014

Dan Wright, editorial apprentice at the KM Group, met politicians in London on Thursday at a Downing Street reception during National Apprenticeship Week.

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Trainee journalists sit senior exams 7th March 2014

Ninety trainees sat the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) for reporters and four sports journalists sat the National Certificate Examination (NCE) for sports reporters on Friday hoping to gain senior reporter status.

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Journalism employers sign up as ‘trailblazers’ in government apprenticeship scheme 4th March 2014

Journalism employers, including Archant, the BBC, BSkyB, The Independent, ITN, Johnston Press, the KM Group, London Evening Standard and Newsquest, will take part in the government’s new trailblazer apprenticeship scheme.

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Local papers still the best training ground for young reporters, NCTJ alumni tell Student Council 10th February 2014

London Evening Standard digital journalist, Rachel Blundy, said she would recommend a trainee job at a regional paper to “every single one” of the 43 members of the NCTJ Student Council on Friday, 7 February.

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Journalism students quiz industry professionals and NCTJ at annual Student Council 10th February 2014

Students were given the chance to quiz a panel of editors and the industry’s training body at this year’s Student Council at Pearson in London.

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Top NCTJ students awarded annual Diploma in Journalism Awards 7th February 2014

Two former student journalists have been awarded prizes for exceptional performances in the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism exams.

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Local students learn what it takes to be a professional journalist at annual NCTJ careers talk 29th January 2014

A group of sixth form students got a taste of what it’s like to work in journalism at an annual careers event on 28 January for local schools organised by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).

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Archant to sponsor new NCTJ reporting award 15th January 2014

A new award to recognise the top performing student in the NCTJ reporting exam is to be sponsored by Archant.

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Guidance for NQJ candidates and trainers on the Defamation Act 2013 14th January 2014

The NCTJ has issued guidance for the March NQJ exam following the commencement of the Defamation Act 2013.

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Death of Charlie Harris, a former chairman of the NCTJ 6th January 2014

President of the Chartered Institute of Journalists and former NCTJ chairman Charlie Harris has died aged 60.

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MBE for NCTJ board member 31st December 2013

Congratulations to Northern Echo editor Peter Barron who has been recognised in the New Year's Honours.

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Annual awards celebrate best of NQJ 2013 20th December 2013

Two senior journalists have been awarded prizes for exceptional performance in the National Qualification for Journalism (NQJ).

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NCTJ student wins shorthand award 19th December 2013

The top-performing NCTJ student at the University of Ulster was presented with a shorthand award by chancellor James Nesbitt on Tuesday 17 December.

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Candidates achieve highest pass rate of the year in November NQJ 18th December 2013

Candidates sitting the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) have achieved the highest pass rate since the National Qualification in Journalism (NCE) became the NQJ in March 2013. Fifty-four reporters achieved senior reporter status – a pass rate of 62 per cent.

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Archant London trainees dominate NQJ awards 18th December 2013

Archant London trainees have scooped two of the four cash prizes for exceptional performance in the November National Qualification for Journalism (NQJ).

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Students entering a “new world of journalism” says NCTJ chairman in annual report 9th December 2013

Kim Fletcher, chairman of the NCTJ, says the latest task for the organisation is to equip future journalists with the skills to succeed in the “new world of journalism”.

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Distinguished editor and leading academic join NCTJ board 30th November 2013

Peter Barron, Northern Echo editor, and Colm Murphy, head of the media, film and journalism school at the University of Ulster, have been appointed directors of the NCTJ.

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“Remarkable” we still have so many who still want to be journalists, says Society of Editors president 29th November 2013

It is remarkable, given the “slings and arrows”, that we have so many who still aspire to be journalists, Ian Murray, editor of the Southern Daily Echo told delegates at the Journalism Skills Conference.

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Mark Austin talks journalism training at NCTJ gala dinner 28th November 2013

ITV journalist and broadcaster, Mark Austin, paid tribute to his NCTJ training during NCTJ’s annual gala dinner in Bournemouth on Wednesday, 27 November.

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Practical journalism ethics is most important change made by NCTJ says DC Thomson boss 28th November 2013

The introduction of compulsory ethics training for student journalists is the most important change made by the NCTJ, Donald Martin, editor of The Sunday Post, told delegates at the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference.

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Change "self-destructive" industry culture, Sky News boss tells NCTJ conference 27th November 2013

News organisations must explain to young journalists that “negativity, fear and an ‘at-all-costs’ culture is ultimately self-destructive”, the head of Sky News told the NCTJ’s annual Journalism Skills Conference today.

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Journalists need to become "digital natives", says CNN Digital vice president 27th November 2013

Journalism trainers and practitioners need to embrace the social digital revolution and become “digital natives” the vice president of CNN International Digital told delegates at the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference.

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Top performing NCTJ-accredited courses recognised at Journalism Skills Conference 27th November 2013

The five top performing NCTJ accredited courses for 2012-13 were presented with awards following the gala dinner at the Journalism Skills Conference held at the Print Room in Bournemouth on 27 November.

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Growing digital revenue ‘light at end of the tunnel’ for newspapers, NCTJ conference told 27th November 2013

The growth in digital revenues for newspapers shows there is light at the end of the tunnel, the managing editor of The Herald and Times Group said today (27 November).

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Excellence in journalism celebrated at NCTJ conference 27th November 2013

Promising young journalists and photographers were presented with their NCTJ Awards for Excellence at the Journalism Skills Conference in Bournemouth on Wednesday, 27 November.

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NCTJ Chairman's Award honours public affairs guru 27th November 2013

David Kett, senior examiner for the NCTJ and member of the public affairs board, has been honoured with the 2013 NCTJ Chairman’s Award for his outstanding contribution to journalism training and education.

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Head of Sky News leads line-up at Journalism Skills Conference 26th November 2013

Leaders in journalism training will gather at the NCTJ’s sixth annual Journalism Skills Conference on Wednesday, 27 November to discuss the pressing issues facing the industry.

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Reporters sit National Qualification in Journalism 8th November 2013

Eighty-nine reporters sat NCTJ exams on Friday, 8 November hoping to gain senior qualification status.

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NCTJ student wins Column Idol competition 7th November 2013

Rebecca Stubbs, a journalism student at the University of Sunderland, has been published in Britain’s biggest newspaper after winning a national writing competition.

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NCTJ launches campaign to promote accredited journalism courses 6th November 2013

The NCTJ is investing in its most extensive promotional campaign yet to promote NCTJ-accredited courses to potential students and careers advisers.

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Paul Delmar honoured with lifetime achievement award 5th November 2013

Paul Delmar, former head of photography and photojournalism at Sheffield College, has been awarded the UK Picture Editors’ Guild Chairman’s Award for outstanding contribution to press photography.

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NCTJ announces full programme for Journalism Skills Conference in Bournemouth 31st October 2013

The NCTJ’s annual Journalism Skills Conference promises to be a must-attend event for decision-makers in journalism’s education, training and industry sectors as the full programme is published.

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Mark Austin to be guest of honour at NCTJ awards dinner 24th October 2013

ITV journalist and broadcaster Mark Austin is to deliver the after-dinner speech at this year’s Journalism Skills Conference in Bournemouth on 27 November.

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McNae co-author presents at Defamation Act seminar 22nd October 2013

Twenty-eight journalism trainers and industry professionals attended the NCTJ Defamation Act seminar at Bloomberg in London on Friday, 18 October.

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Shortlist for NCTJ Awards for Excellence published 16th October 2013

The full shortlists for the NCTJ Awards for Excellence have been announced.

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Top industry professionals to judge Awards for Excellence 10th October 2013

Top journalists and editors from The Guardian and The Sun as well as magazines and regional newspapers are among those who have been announced as judges for this year's NCTJ Awards for Excellence.

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Southern Daily Echo to sponsor Journalism Skills Conference 9th October 2013

The NCTJ is delighted to announce that the Southern Daily Echo is to be one of the main sponsors of the Journalism Skills Conference in Bournemouth on 27 - 28 November.

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Death of a legend: media law guru Walter Greenwood 30th September 2013

Walter Greenwood, the NCTJ’s former chief examiner for media law who chaired the media law examinations board twice, has died aged 87. 

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New recruits begin NCTJ apprenticeship scheme 26th September 2013

Eleven journalism apprentices will begin their training at Lambeth College on Friday, 27 September.

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McNae co-author to lead NCTJ Defamation Act seminar 24th September 2013

Mike Dodd, co-author of McNae’s Essential Media Law for Journalists, will be delivering the NCTJ’s Defamation Act seminar on Friday 18 October.

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Diversity in journalism celebrated at The Sun 19th September 2013

A Journalism Diversity Fund celebration took place at The Sun

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Sponsor the NCTJ's Chariots of Fire charity run 16th September 2013

The NCTJ are running a charity relay race in Cambridge

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Awards for Excellence deadline extended 13th September 2013

The deadline for entries to this year’s NCTJ Awards for Excellence has been extended by two weeks. NCTJ students and trainees now have until 5pm on Friday 27 September to submit their entries.

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NCTJ announces Journalism Skills Conference venues 12th September 2013

The NCTJ has announced the venues for this year's Journalism Skills Conference in November, showcasing the very best of journalism's heritage in Bournemouth.

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Journalism Skills Conference: early bird rate extended until 31 August 8th August 2013

Time is running out to take advantage of the special early bird rate for delegates attending the Journalism Skills Conference in Bournemouth on 27-28 November 2013.

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Fifty reporters achieve senior status in NQJ 7th August 2013

Fifty journalists are celebrating achieving senior status after passing the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) - a pass rate of 49 per cent.

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Top NQJ candidates win NCTJ awards 7th August 2013

Four newly qualified senior reporters are celebrating after winning awards for exceptional performance in the July National Qualification for Journalists (NQJ).

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NCTJ student wins magazine memorial award 22nd July 2013

Laura Symonds, a graduate of the NCTJ-accredited BA Magazine Journalism at University of Sunderland, has scooped the first ever The JournalKevin Overbury Award for Best Magazine Journalism Student.

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NCTJ graduate awarded prize in honour of budding journalist 12th July 2013

An NCTJ-graduate from Glasgow Caledonian University has been awarded a journalism prize set up in memory of a another budding journalist who died suddenly at the age of 21.

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Four new courses awarded NCTJ accreditation 10th July 2013

The NCTJ has awarded accreditation for the first time to four journalism courses and has renewed accreditation for 26 courses.

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Over one hundred reporters sit senior exams 5th July 2013

More than one hundred reporters sat NCTJ exams today hoping to gain senior qualification status.

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Early bird rates available for Journalism Skills Conference 4th July 2013

The NCTJ is to stage its sixth annual Journalism Skills Conference in Bournemouth on 27-28 November 2013. 

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NCTJ graduate wins Weekly Reporter of the Year at Midlands Media Awards 2013 19th June 2013

An NCTJ-trained Staffordshire University journalism student has scooped “Weekly Reporter of the Year” at the Midlands Media Awards 2013.

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Ethics training for student journalists endorsed by regional editor at NCTJ seminar 17th June 2013

Introducing practical training in ethics matters to everyone in the industry, the NCTJ’s vice-chairman told an audience of journalism educators and trainers at a seminar in London.

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Student journalists from News Associates London and the University of Sunderland meet NCTJ directors 13th June 2013

Representatives from this year’s Student Council attended the NCTJ’s June board meeting to give their views about their training and qualifications.

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Evening Standard, Independent and BBC support new NCTJ apprenticeship scheme for journalists 31st May 2013

The NCTJ has developed an Advanced Apprenticeship in Journalism, in partnership with leading employers. The first pilot scheme will begin in September 2013 at Lambeth College and the Evening Standard, The Independent and BBC radio have already signed up nine apprentices.

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Bournemouth to host NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference 30th May 2013

The NCTJ is to stage its sixth annual Journalism Skills Conference in Bournemouth on 27 and 28 November 2013

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NCTJ Awards for Excellence open for entries 29th May 2013

The NCTJ’s annual Awards for Excellence in Journalism are now open for entries from students and trainees across the UK

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Trainee reporters not afraid to ask the tough questions post-Leveson, NCTJ ethics seminar told 23rd May 2013

Young reporters remain determined to tackle difficult stories and ask hard questions in the post-Leveson world of journalism, senior editors told an NCTJ conference on ethics training.

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NCTJ graduate crowned Young Journalist of the Year at the Regional Press Awards 20th May 2013

NCTJ graduate Richard Wheatsone is celebrating after being crowned Young Journalist of the Year at the Regional Press Awards last Friday, 17 May.

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NCTJ and Sky Sports News debut video about why shorthand is crucial for journalists 17th May 2013

A video promoting the importance of shorthand for professional journalists has been unveiled at the NCTJ’s shorthand seminar.

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Shorthand still essential for journalism career, says Guardian readers' editor 17th May 2013

The Guardian’s Chris Elliott told delegates at the NCTJ shorthand seminar on Friday it is vital for journalism students to achieve 100 wpm to give them the best possible start in the industry.

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Teesside University Journalism Awards 2013 13th May 2013

Student winner of the NCTJ award at Teesside University will get a week’s work placement at the Daily Mail.

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NCTJ seminar to focus on improving shorthand achievement 9th May 2013

Senior editors from The Guardian and Sky Sports News will address the NCTJ’s annual shorthand seminar on the need to promote 100wpm shorthand achievement.

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ALUMNI BLOG: Mark Easton 8th May 2013

Read about NCTJ alumnus Mark Easton's distinguished career in print and broadcast journalism.

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NCTJ invites employers to Apprenticeship Forum 25th April 2013

The NCTJ is holding a forum for employers interested in recruiting apprentice journalists.

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NCTJ BLOG: Young journalists’ thoughts about sunblock, shorthand and sex 17th April 2013

We caught up with the five bright sparks who were shortlisted for the Young Journalist of the Year Award at this year's Regional Press Awards to find out how they've achieved such brilliant starts to their careers.

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ALUMNI BLOG: Chris Cramer 15th April 2013

NCTJ Alumnus Chris Cramer talks about the training at Highbury College that prepared him to work at some of the most well-known news organisations in the world.

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NCTJ graduates dominate Regional Press Awards shortlist 12th April 2013

The Society of Editors Regional Press Awards for 2012 shortlist announced today is dominated by NCTJ graduates.

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NCTJ BLOG: ‘The Philpott case was one of the toughest and most rewarding of my career’ 11th April 2013

Derby Telegraph editor and NCTJ board member Neil White explains how the regional’s journalists achieved thorough and compelling coverage of the story that shocked the nation... Read More

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NCTJ BLOG: ‘The Philpott case was one of the toughest and most rewarding of my career’ 11th April 2013

Derby Telegraph editor and NCTJ board member Neil White explains how the regional’s journalists achieved thorough and compelling coverage of the story that shocked the nation.

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Celebrations for first NQJ award winners 10th April 2013

Four newly qualified senior reporters are celebrating after winning awards for exceptional performance in the March National Qualification for Journalists (NQJ).

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New NQJ exam produces pass rate of 54 per cent 10th April 2013

Fifty-nine journalists are celebrating achieving senior status after passing the first ever National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) exam.

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NCTJ launches e-logbook for trainees 9th April 2013

The NCTJ has launched a new online logbook for trainees working towards their National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ).

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NCTJ announces new head of accreditation 28th March 2013

The deputy editor of the Cambridge News and a former BBC editor has been appointed head of accreditation for the National Council for the Training of Journalists.

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NCTJ publishes first independent journalism survey in a decade 25th March 2013

Journalists at Work reveals statistics and industry views on training, recruitment, conditions and ethics.

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Trainees sit National Qualification in Journalism exam for the first time 8th March 2013

More than 100 trainee reporters sat the new National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) today.

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NCTJ student wins prestigious journalism bursary 6th March 2013

An NCTJ student at Belfast Metropolitan College has won the prestigious Paul Robinson bursary.

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New edition of Essential Public Affairs textbook launched at NCTJ seminar 4th March 2013

The third edition of James Morrison’s Essential Public Affairs for Journalists has been launched at the NCTJ public affairs seminar at Central Hall, Westminster on Friday 1 March.

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Brighton student wins public affairs award 28th February 2013

Jenny Tregoning, who is currently studying the diploma in journalism at Brighton Journalist Works, has won the NCTJ Public Affairs Award for 2011-12.

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Speakers announced for Public Affairs Seminar 15th February 2013

A host of top speakers have been lined up for the NCTJ Public Affairs Seminar and book launch on 1 March.

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Editors face questions from students at NCTJ Student Council 15th February 2013

Students were given the chance to quiz a panel of editors at this year’s Student Council at MSN in London.

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Work hard and make your own luck’ say alumni at NCTJ Student Council 11th February 2013

Students hoping to start a career in journalism were advised to work hard and create their own opportunities by a panel of alumni at the annual NCTJ student council.

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Top sports journalism students honoured 8th February 2013

The three top NCTJ sports journalism students have been awarded prizes from The Football League for their outstanding exam performance.

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Celebrations for top videojournalism student 8th February 2013

A former NCTJ student from Glasgow Caledonian University is celebrating today after winning the award for top-performing video journalism student sponsored by Archant

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NCTJ Business and Finance Journalism now available via distance learning 8th February 2013

The NCTJ’s specialist option in Business and Finance Journalism is now available to study as part of the Diploma in Journalism distance learning programme.

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McNae's Essential Law available for Kindle 5th February 2013

McNae's Essential Law for Journalists is now available as an electronic version.

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Pre-order new Essential Public Affairs text book 4th February 2013

The third edition of Essential Public Affairs for Journalists by James Morrison is now available to pre-order from the NCTJ online shop at a special price of £19.99* (rrp £22.99).

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NCTJ student secures traineeship with Daily Mail 4th February 2013

An NCTJ student has managed to secure a traineeship with the Daily Mail straight after graduating from his course.

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National Qualification in Journalism 31st January 2013

8 March 2013 is the date of the first ever sitting of the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ).

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SunSport Diversity Scholarship 31st January 2013

The Sun has partnered with London press agency Sportsbeat to offer a 40-week scholarship worth £7,500 to a diverse student from one of London’s six Olympic Boroughs.

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Students learn what it takes to be a journalist at NCTJ Event 29th January 2013

A group of sixth form students got a taste of what it’s like to work in journalism at a careers event organised by the National Council for the Training of Journalists.

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NCTJ class reunion 29th January 2013

Two former students from the 1972-3 NCTJ course at Harris College in Preston are organising a reunion of their classmates.

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Senior editors to speak to NCTJ students 24th January 2013

NCTJ students will hear from a host of senior journalists at the annual Student Council forum on 8 February.

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Success for NCTJ broadcast students 23rd January 2013

Students who completed the NCTJ broadcast journalism module during its pilot year are now beginning their first jobs within the industry and many have secured sought after roles thanks to links made during their training.

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Mike Atherton OBE speaks to NCTJ students 14th January 2013

Students on the NCTJ-accredited BA Sports Journalism at the University of Brighton heard from former England cricket captain and award-winning sports writer Mike Atherton OBE last week.

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NCTJ graduates dominate East of England media awards shortlist 10th January 2013

The EDF East of England Media Awards 2012 shortlist announced today is dominated by NCTJ graduates.

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NCTJ students to share views at annual forum 9th January 2013

The NCTJ’s annual Student Council forum will take place at MSN in London on 8 February 2013.

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Award-winning reporters celebrate NCE results 19th December 2012

Four newly-qualified senior reporters are celebrating after winning awards for exceptional performance in the November National Certificate Examination.

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Two sports reporters achieve senior status 19th December 2012

Four candidates sat the National Certificate Examination for Sports Reporters this November, and two of them were awarded the qualification.

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Scottish journalist wins annual NCE award 19th December 2012

Laura Paterson, a senior reporter with the Press and Journal (Aberdeen), has won the TS Murray Award for her performance in the National Examination Certificate

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56 journalists achieve senior status in November NCE 18th December 2012

A further 56 journalists are celebrating achieving senior status after passing the National Certificate Examination for reporters.

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Press photographers pass November NCE 18th December 2012

Two candidates sat exams in November’s sitting of the National Certificate Examination for Press Photographers and Photojournalists and both gained senior status.

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NCTJ updates professional qualification for reporters 18th December 2012

The National Certificate Examination (NCE), the NCTJ’s senior journalism qualification, is to be re-launched as the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) next year.

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New developments discussed at NCTJ annual conference 30th November 2012

New specialist options, a foundation certificate and an apprenticeship scheme were launched at the Journalism Skills Conference on Wednesday.

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NCTJ announces compulsory ethics module for diploma students 30th November 2012

The NCTJ announced proposals for a new ethics module is to be included in the Diploma in Journalism on the first day of the annual skills conference on Wednesday.

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Sir Michael Parkinson recalls 61 years in journalism at NCTJ gala dinner 29th November 2012

Sir Michael Parkinson entertained delegates with tales of his journalism career at this year’s NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference at the Nottingham Contemporary on 28 November.

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Top performing NCTJ-accredited courses recognised at Journalism Skills Conference 29th November 2012

The five top performing NCTJ accredited courses 2011-12 were presented with awards following the gala dinner at the Journalism Skills Conference held at Nottingham Contemporary on 28 November.

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NCTJ Chairman’s Award honours newspaper training guru 28th November 2012

David Rowell, head of editorial learning and development at Johnston Press and NCTJ Journalism Qualifications Board member, has been honoured with the 2012 NCTJ Chairman’s Award for his outstanding contribution to journalism training and education.

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Excellence in journalism celebrated at NCTJ conference 28th November 2012

Promising young journalists and photographers were presented with their NCTJ Awards for Excellence at the Journalism Skills Conference in Nottingham today.

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NCTJ chairman debates the future of traditional journalism 27th November 2012

NCTJ chairman Kim Fletcher argued that traditional journalism is not dead at a debate held in the committee rooms of the House of Commons last night (26 November).

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NCTJ chairman debates the future of traditional journalism 20th November 2012

An NCTJ student from the University of Sheffield has been nominated for a literary award for her first book.

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NCTJ student nominated for literary award 20th November 2012

An NCTJ student from the University of Sheffield has been nominated for a literary award for her first book.

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NCTJ director awarded fellowship of Society of Editors 18th November 2012

NCTJ board member Ed Curran has been awarded the highest honour from the Society of Editors, being made a Fellow of the Society.

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Journalists at Work 2012 15th November 2012

The online survey of working journalists that forms part of the NCTJ's large scale research project into the journalism industry closes on Monday, 19 November.

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NCTJ chief executive discusses training developments at Society of Editors Conference 12th November 2012

NCTJ chief executive Joanne Butcher delivered a short address at the Society of Editors Conference in Belfast today.

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Journalists, sub-editors and photographers sit National Certificate Examination 9th November 2012

Journalists across the country sat the NCTJ National Certificate Examination today in a bid to achieve senior reporter status

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NCTJ chief executive to speak at Society of Editors Conference 9th November 2012

NCTJ chief executive Joanne Butcher is to deliver a short address at the Society of Editors annual conference in Belfast on Monday, 12 November.

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NCTJ student named Student Digital Journalist of the Year 8th November 2012

Elena Cresci, who has recently graduated from the NCTJ-accredited MA/PgDip in Journalism at Cardiff University, has won the award for Student Digital Journalist of the Year at the Guardian Student Media Awards.

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One month until Journalism Skills Conference 25th October 2012

Journalism Skills Conference takes place on 28 and 29 November in Nottingham.

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NCTJ short course in freelance journalism 11th October 2012

The NCTJ is to offer a new one-day training course in Freelancing for Journalists as part of its short course, professional training programme.

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Sri Lanka Press Institute Chairman visits NCTJ 11th October 2012

The NCTJ has renewed its close relationship with the media in Sri Lanka with a visit from Kumar Nadesan, chairman of the Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI).

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NCTJ students secure coveted positions with News International Graduate Trainee Scheme 8th October 2012

Three former NCTJ students have secured positions with The Sun through the News International Graduate Trainee Scheme, beating off competition from hundreds of applicants.

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NCTJ to fund comprehensive journalism research 1st October 2012

The National Council for the Training of Journalists is investing in a major piece of research to provide independent, comprehensive and up-to-date labour market information about journalists.

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Wolverhampton College students celebrate success 1st October 2012

NCTJ chief executive Joanne Butcher presented awards to journalism students at Wolverhampton College last week.

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Four new courses awarded NCTJ accreditation 1st October 2012

The NCTJ’s board of directors has approved accreditation for four new journalism courses and also confirmed the renewal of accreditation for 17 courses.

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Budding press photographers learn about careers and training 28th September 2012

More than 50 budding press photographers and photojournalists gathered at Press Association in London yesterday to hear about training and career opportunities in the industry, at a seminar organised by the NCTJ and supported by FujiFilm UK.

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Nosweat Journalism Training - Updated 28th September 2012

Stephen Ward has pleaded guilty to four offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.

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Student website seeks community editor 24th September 2012

NCTJ-accredited course provider Staffordshire University has secured European funding to recruit a community editor for its successful student news site.

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Successful pilot year for NCTJ broadcast journalism qualification 24th September 2012

The new NCTJ industry qualification in broadcast journalism has come to the end of its first successful year in operation.

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Supporters celebrate success of Journalism Diversity Fund 21st September 2012

Media industry professionals, bursary recipients and their tutors met on Thursday to celebrate the success of the Journalism Diversity Fund. More than 60 guests attended the annual lunch, which this year was hosted by the Daily Mail at Associated Newspapers’ offices in Kensington, London

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NCTJ Awards for Excellence deadline extended 13th September 2012

The deadline for entries to this year’s NCTJ Awards for Excellence has been extended by two weeks.

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Judges announced for NCTJ Awards for Excellence 10th September 2012

Award-winning journalists from The Times and the Daily Mail are among those who have been announced as judges for this year's NCTJ Awards for Excellence.

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New shorthand CD available 6th September 2012

The NCTJ has released a new 100 words-per-minute shorthand CD to help students practice.

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Just two weeks left to enter NCTJ Awards for Excellence 31st August 2012

Time is running out for students and trainees to enter the NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism. The deadline for entries is now just two weeks away, on 14 September 2012.

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Invest in Nottingham supports NCTJ conference 29th August 2012

The National Council for the Training of Journalists is delighted to announce that Invest in Nottingham is supporting the charity’s fifth annual Journalism Skills Conference that will visit the city later in the year.

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Sir Michael Parkinson to deliver after-dinner speech at NCTJ conference 22nd August 2012

Sir Michael Parkinson, one of Britain’s best-known television presenters, is to deliver the after-dinner speech at this year’s NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference in Nottingham.

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Nosweat Journalism Training - Updated 10th August 2012

Former director and chief executive officer of Nosweat Journalism Training charged with unfair trading and fraud.

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NCTJ director to launch journalism training programme in Africa 10th August 2012

NCTJ board member and award-winning editor, Alan Geere, is swapping Essex for Africa to help journalism students in Uganda.

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Two awards for Westmorland Gazette journalist 9th August 2012

Hannah Upton of the Westmorland Gazette is celebrating today after not only passing her National Certificate Examination to become a senior journalist, but also winning two awards for her outstanding performance in the exams.

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NCTJ student joins Society of Editors 24th July 2012

Claire Meadows, who has just completed the NCTJ-accredited fast-track journalism course at Liverpool Community College, has joined the Society of Editors as Research Assistant.

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Success for former Journalism Diversity Fund recipient 24th July 2012

A former Journalism Diversity Fund recipient has been appointed as an editorial assistant to Sky Sports News.

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NCTJ photography student wins Emerging Talent Award 19th July 2012

Alex Whitehead, who completed the NCTJ photojournalism course at Sheffield College, last night won the Emerging Talent Award at the O2 Media Awards for Yorkshire and the Humber.

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Two weeks left to take advantage of conference early bird rate 17th July 2012

There are just two weeks left to take advantage of the discount, early bird booking rate for the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference in Nottingham on 28 and 29 November 2012.

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NCTJ photography seminar and reunion 17th July 2012

The NCTJ is to hold a photography seminar at Press Association in London on 27 September.

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Employers, tutors and students back new broadcast journalism qualification 16th July 2012

Media professionals, educators and students came together on Friday to discuss the new broadcast journalism module developed by the NCTJ for the Diploma in Journalism.

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Local businesses take advantage of NCTJ initiative 16th July 2012

Local businesses had the opportunity to boost their media skills last week, thanks to introductory workshops delivered by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).

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Sub-editors, news and sports reporters sit NCE today 6th July 2012

More than one hundred reporters, two sports reporters and four sub-editors took the NCTJ National Certificate Examination today hoping to gain senior qualification status.

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Honorary degree for NCTJ board member 6th July 2012

NCTJ board member Ed Curran has been awarded an honorary degree recognising his services to journalism.

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NCTJ submits further evidence to Leveson Inquiry 28th June 2012

A second submission has been made by the NCTJ to the Leveson Inquiry.

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Google supports NCTJ conference 22nd June 2012

The National Council for the Training of Journalists is delighted to announce that Google is to be a headline sponsor of the fifth annual Journalism Skills Conference.

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Top-performing shorthand students rewarded 21st June 2012

Two NCTJ students have been rewarded for achieving one hundred per cent accuracy in the NCTJ shorthand exams.

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Sky supports growth of the Journalism Diversity Fund 21st June 2012

The Journalism Diversity Fund is expanding into broadcast media with support from Sky

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Court reporting expert addresses delegates at NCTJ Shorthand Seminar 21st June 2012

Award-winning journalist Sarah Chapman shared some shocking stories and interesting tales of her time as a court reporter at the NCTJ Shorthand Seminar in Manchester yesterday (20 June)

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Award-winning student journalist joins NCTJ 19th June 2012

Award-winning student journalist, Lisa Nelson from Belfast Metropolitan College, is to join the NCTJ as the new Journalism Diversity Fund Intern from July 2012.

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Student Council representatives share views with NCTJ directors 8th June 2012

Three students joined NCTJ directors at their board meeting in London on Thursday, 7 June, to share their views about their training and qualifications.

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NCTJ training initiative for local businesses 1st June 2012

Local businesses are being offered the chance to boost their skills thanks to introductory workshops delivered by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).

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Diversity in Journalism 31st May 2012

A Cabinet Office report published yesterday has highlighted concerns about the lack of social mobility in the professions with journalism one of the industries focused on.

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“Anyone can do data journalism” delegates told 30th May 2012

Delegates attending the NCTJ Data Journalism Seminar on 25 May at Bloomberg in London heard that “anyone can do data journalism but not necessarily well” by Simon Rogers, editor of the Guardian Data Blog and Datastore, as part of his presentation on relevant skills and technology.

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Sports journalism students report on Wembley play-offs 28th May 2012

Two talented sports journalism students reported from Wembley at the weekend thanks to a partnership between the NCTJ and the Football League.

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NCTJ award-winner crowned Young Journalist of the Year 28th May 2012

A former NCTJ Awards for Excellence winner is celebrating after being crowned Young Journalist of the Year at the Regional Press Awards last Friday, 25 May.

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Fifth NCTJ skills conference to visit journalism training ‘hotspot’ 24th May 2012

No price increase for early bird bookings at Journalism Skills Conference. This year the event takes place in Nottingham.

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NCTJ award-winner reports from Championship play-off 21st May 2012

An award-winning NCTJ sports journalism student reported from Wembley Stadium on Saturday, as West Ham beat Blackpool to secure a return to the Premiership.

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NCTJ Awards for Excellence open for entries 14th May 2012

The NCTJ’s annual Awards for Excellence in Journalism are now open for entries and this year there is a brand new award to celebrate student publications.

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Still time to book for Data Journalism Seminar 11th May 2012

There are now just two weeks to go until the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ Data Journalism Seminar on 25 May 2012, at Bloomberg in London.

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NCTJ student wins bursary to promote Cornish mining heritage 9th May 2012

Jamie Maddison, an NCTJ student from Cornwall College has won a six month bursary to promote Cornish mining heritage.

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Ryman increases support of NCTJ students 9th May 2012

Ryman is now to sponsor both NCTJ shorthand awards, for 100wpm and 110/120wpm.

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Top journalists help NCTJ develop business and finance journalism qualification 28th April 2012

The NCTJ is to add a new business and finance journalism module to the Diploma in Journalism which is being developed with the support of leading figures from the industry and journalism training.

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Record number of applications received for Journalism Diversity Fund 24th April 2012

The first round of bursaries for 2012 is now closed and the Journalism Diversity Fund is delighted to have received a record number of applications for cohort one.

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Stellar line-up for Data Journalism Seminar 20th April 2012

Additional keynote speakers have been announced for the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ Data Journalism Seminar on 25 May 2012, at Bloomberg in London.

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First speakers announced for Data Journalism Seminar 13th April 2012

The National Council for the Training of Journalists is delighted to announce the first keynote speakers for the Data Journalism Seminar on 25 May 2012, at Bloomberg in London.

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Celebrations for NCE award-winners 12th April 2012

Four newly-qualified senior reporters are celebrating after winning awards for exceptional performance in the March National Certificate Examination.

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48 journalists achieve senior status in March NCE 12th April 2012

A further 48 journalists are celebrating achieving senior status after passing the National Certificate Examination for reporters.

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NCTJ shorthand procedures 11th April 2012

The NCTJ has introduced a new format for running shorthand exams.

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NCTJ at Huntingdonshire Business Fair 11th April 2012

The NCTJ short course team will be exhibiting at the Huntingdonshire Business Fair this year, that takes place at the Wood Green Animal Shelter on 19th April.

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Journalism students deliver political news and comment to 50,000 homes 11th April 2012

NCTJ students from Staffordshire University have produced a newspaper which will be delivered direct to 50,000 homes throughout Stoke-on-Trent next week.

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Head of accreditation to depart NCTJ 5th April 2012

The NCTJ’s accreditation chief, Michelle Lewis, will be leaving the NCTJ at the end of April to join her brother’s business which is launching in the UK.

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Ethics training discussed at seminar 2nd April 2012

NCTJ media law tutors discussed the programmes of study and the teaching of regulation and ethics at the NCTJ Media Law Seminar in London on 30 March.

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“McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists has become an institution” says Lord Hunt 30th March 2012

Lord Hunt, Chair of the Press Complaints Commission, officially launched the latest edition of McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists at the NCTJ Media Law Seminar at The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn in London on 30 March.

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Award-winning media law performances 30th March 2012

The best performers in the last academic year’s NCTJ media law exams were honoured at the Media Law Seminar on 30 March, winning awards sponsored by Johnston Press and Oxford University Press.

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Training is 'vital' says award-winning Sky News presenter 28th March 2012

The NCTJ's latest featured alumnus is Anna Botting, a Sky News presenter and award-winning journalist who became only the second woman to win the RTS Presenter of the Year award in 2012.

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Two new courses awarded NCTJ accreditation 27th March 2012

The NCTJ’s board of directors has approved accreditation for two new journalism courses. Directors also confirmed the renewal of accreditation for 12 courses at their meeting on 8 March 2012.

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NCTJ announces Data Journalism Seminar 9th March 2012

The National Council for the Training of Journalists is to run a topical one-day seminar focusing on integrating data journalism skills into training, sponsored by Bloomberg.

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NCTJ students celebrate Royal Visit 9th March 2012

A 48-page magazine to mark the launch of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Tour was produced by second year students from the NCTJ-accredited single honours journalism course at the Leicester Centre for Journalism.

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More than one hundred trainees sit National Certificate Examination today 9th March 2012

More than one hundred journalists took the NCTJ National Certificate Examination today hoping to gain senior qualification status.

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21st edition of McNae's Essential Law for Journalists available to pre-order 15th February 2012

The 21st edition of McNae's Essential Law for Journalists is now available to pre-order from the NCTJ online shop.

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NCTJ Student Council 13th February 2012

Olivia Heath, student journalist at Brunel University and a bursary recipient of the Journalism Diversity Fund, reports on the NCTJ Student Council meeting at MediaCityUK.

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Celebrations for top sports journalism students 10th February 2012

The three top NCTJ sports journalism students have been awarded prizes from The Football League for their outstanding exam performance.

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NCTJ photography tutor gives evidence at Leveson Inquiry 10th February 2012

An NCTJ press photography tutor gave evidence at The Leveson Inquiry into press ethics this week.

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Crime reporter wins award for NCE 9th February 2012

A talented NCTJ-trained journalist from the Shields Gazette has been presented with a prestigious journalism award at the North East Press Awards in Sunderland.

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Honour for talented NCTJ trainee 1st February 2012

A talented trainee reporter who completed his NCTJ training just six months ago, has been presented with the Leanne Gibbons Memorial Award 2012 for most promising trainee.

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University of Ulster honours NCTJ board member 31st January 2012

NCTJ board member Ed Curran is to be awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (DLitt) from the University of Ulster in recognition of his services to journalism.

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NCTJ alumnus, Alex Crawford, to deliver Bob Friend Memorial Lecture 27th January 2012

NCTJ alumnus and Sky News special correspondent, Alex Crawford, will deliver the annual Bob Friend Memorial Lecture at the University of Kent on 21 February.

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The NCTJ in Sri Lanka 26th January 2012

In our latest blog, chief executive, Joanne Butcher, explains how the NCTJ is working with the media in Sri Lanka.

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NCTJ student to recreate adventure 19th January 2012

An NCTJ student is marking the start of his journalism career by embarking on a 30,000km adventure, documenting his experiences as he goes.

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Searching for NCTJ photographers 12th January 2012

The NCTJ is looking for photographers from the first residential course at Pendrell Hall in 1964.

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Award-winning radio presenter to talk to NCTJ students 10th January 2012

Peter Allen, co-presenter of Drive on BBC Radio 5 live, is to offer advice to NCTJ students at the Student Council forum at MediaCity in Salford on 10 February.

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"NCTJ training is badge of quality" says Guardian reporter 4th January 2012

Our first featured alumnus of 2012 is Haroon Siddique, a news reporter at the Guardian.

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Student Council to visit MediaCity 4th January 2012

Student journalists will have the chance to network and share their views at the fifth NCTJ Student Council forum next month at MediaCity in Salford.

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Talented journalist wins annual award 16th December 2011

Emily Heward, a senior reporter with the Halifax Courier, has won the Pamela Meyrick Award for her performance in the National Examination Certificate.

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Celebrations for award-winning reporters 16th December 2011

Four newly-qualified senior reporters are celebrating after winning awards for exceptional performance in the November National Certificate Examination.

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53 journalists achieve senior status in November NCE 16th December 2011

A further 53 journalists are celebrating achieving senior status after passing the National Certificate Examination for reporters.

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NCTJ launches mobile careers website 16th December 2011

The NCTJ has launched a dedicated mobile website to provide careers advice to prospective journalism students.

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NCTJ launches new health journalism short course 7th December 2011

The NCTJ is launching a new professional training course in health journalism as part of its programme of scheduled short courses.

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Sky News exhibition 7th December 2011

Sky News is hosting a month long exhibition in association with Somerset House early next year that will take a look at three of the major stories of 2011; the Arab Spring, the Libyan conflict, and the London riots.

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Editors debate regulation and ethics in journalism training at conference 6th December 2011

A panel of editors from around the UK debated the issues surrounding regulation and ethics in journalism training on day one of the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference at Belfast Metropolitan College.

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Media coverage of political issues discussed at the Journalism Skills Conference 6th December 2011

On the day of the largest industrial action seen in decades, the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference discussed the role of the Northern Ireland media reporting during public sector strikes.

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NCTJ chairman calls for action to “remind the world of the merits of a free press” 6th December 2011

Kim Fletcher, chairman of the NCTJ, has used the charity’s annual report to reinforce the importance of a free press and the value of training to ensure high standards.

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Industry professionals host specialist workshops 2nd December 2011

Industry experts hosted a series of interactive workshops on the second day of the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference.

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The media in Northern Ireland 2nd December 2011

The final day of this year’s NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference commenced at the University of Ulster with a discussion about the media in Northern Ireland.

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Gala dinner closes with a speech from Ray Snoddy 2nd December 2011

Ray Snoddy entertained delegates with an after-dinner speech at this year’s NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference at Belfast City Hall on 30 November.

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Technology talk at the Journalism Skills Conference 2nd December 2011

The changing face of journalism was discussed at the digital skills and technology session at the NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Conference on 30 November.

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Minister opens Journalism Skills Conference in Belfast 2nd December 2011

Junior minister Jonathan Bell MLA, opened the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference in Belfast on 30 November with an address in which he commended the NCTJ.

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Top performing NCTJ-accredited courses receive awards at the Journalism Skills Conference 30th November 2011

The five top performing NCTJ accredited courses 2010-11 were presented with awards following the gala dinner at the Journalism Skills Conference held at Belfast City Hall on 30 November.

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NCTJ principal examiner honoured at Journalism Skills Conference 30th November 2011

Amanda Ball, lecturer at Nottingham Trent University and NCTJ principal examiner has been honoured with the 2011 NCTJ chairman’s award for her outstanding contribution to journalism training and education.

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NCTJ anniversary conference this week 28th November 2011

The NCTJ is rounding off its 60th anniversary celebrations this year with a special Journalism Skills Conference in Belfast this Wednesday and Thursday – 30 November and 1 December.

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A bright future in journalism for award-winning talent 14th November 2011

Top students and trainee journalists have been recognised and rewarded at this year’s NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism.

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NCTJ conference to open at Northern Ireland Assembly 11th November 2011

Delegates attending the NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Conference on 30 November will enjoy a keynote address and Q&A session with Fearghal McKinney, SDLP communications consultant and Mike Nesbitt, Strangford MLA and UUP economy spokesman.

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More than one hundred trainees sit National Certificate Examination in November 8th November 2011

Trainee journalists across the UK sat the NCTJ National Certificate Examination on Friday, 4 November in a bid to gain senior qualification status.

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Leveson Inquiry calls for information on ethics training 28th October 2011

The Leveson Inquiry into the culture practice and ethics of the press has asked for further information on “how ethics are taught and promulgated amongst journalists”

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Journalists and academics to discuss the media in Northern Ireland 27th October 2011

A mixture of industry professionals and journalism academics will host a session on the media in Northern Ireland at this year’s NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference at the University of Ulster on 1 December.

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Learn more about technology in journalism at anniversary conference 27th October 2011

Technology and digital skills in journalism will be covered in a special session at the NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Conference at Belfast Metropolitan College on 30 November.

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NCTJ board accredits new courses 27th October 2011

The NCTJ’s board of directors has approved accreditation for the HND Practical Journalism course and the Diploma Journalism Day Release course at Adam Smith College in Fife, Scotland.

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Regional editors to debate regulation and ethics at Journalism Skills Conference 25th October 2011

A panel of editors from around the UK will debate issues surrounding regulation and ethics at the NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Conference in Belfast on 30 November.

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Ray Snoddy OBE to speak at NCTJ anniversary conference 25th October 2011

Ray Snoddy OBE will deliver the after-dinner speech at this year’s NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference at Belfast City Hall on 30 November.

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"Social media skills are vital” agree experts at digital seminar 20th October 2011

Editors and journalists at the forefront of digital journalism discussed the importance of integrating digital journalism skills into training at the NCTJ Digital Journalism Seminar at Press Association in London.

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Awards for Excellence shortlist 14th October 2011

The shortlist for the 2011 NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism is now available online.

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Public Affairs student wins work experience 12th October 2011

As part of the NCTJ’s 60th anniversary celebrations this year, the Local Government Chronicle is providing one lucky NCTJ student with a week’s paid work experience this autumn.

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Discounted flights for those attending NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference 10th October 2011

Delegates attending the NCTJ's 60th anniversary Journalism Skills Conference in Belfast on 30 November and 1 December 2011, can now take advantage of discounted flights to the city, thanks to Easyjet.

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Industry professionals to host conference workshops 7th October 2011

A series of interactive workshops have been planned for the second day of the NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Conference in Belfast on 1 December, each involving industry experts.

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Stellar line-up for NCTJ Digital Journalism Seminar 29th September 2011

Additional keynote speakers have been announced for the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ Digital Journalism Seminar on 20 October 2011, at Press Association in London.

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NCTJ photography exhibitors honoured at national awards 26th September 2011

Two talented press photographers, whose work was on display as part of the NCTJ Photography Exhibition, have been honoured at the UK Picture Editors Guild Awards 2011

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Supporters celebrate success of Journalism Diversity Fund 23rd September 2011

Past and present bursary recipients along with media industry professionals met on Thursday to celebrate the achievements of those who have recently completed their journalism training.

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Journalism Diversity Fund celebratory lunch 21st September 2011

The annual celebratory reception and lunch for the Journalism Diversity Fund is taking place tomorrow, 22 September at Pearson in London.

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Nosweat Journalism Training - Updated 19th September 2011

The NCTJ is not trading with Nosweat Journalism Training.

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Celebrations for Public Affairs award winner 19th September 2011

Danny Bell, who graduated from City College Brighton and Hove this summer, has won the NCTJ Public Affairs Award for 2010-11.

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Celebrations for Public Affairs award winner 19th September 2011

Danny Bell, who graduated from City College Brighton and Hove this summer, has won the NCTJ Public Affairs Award for 2010-11.

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John Pienaar entertains delegates at NCTJ Public Affairs Seminar 19th September 2011

John Pienaar, Radio 5 Live's chief political correspondent and presenter of Pienaar's Politics, delivered an entertaining and informative keynote address at the NCTJ’s Public Affairs Seminar last Friday, 16 September.

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NCTJ Photography Exhibition now open in Sheffield 15th September 2011

The NCTJ Photography Exhibition is now on display at the Winter Gardens in Sheffield and is open to the public until 23 September 2011.

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Celebrations for NCTJ 'Star of the Future' 2nd September 2011

Cottingham schoolgirl, Katie Dixon, was yesterday presented with her prize for winning the NCTJ’s Stars of the Future competition.

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First speakers announced for NCTJ Digital Journalism Seminar 2nd September 2011

The National Council for the Training of Journalists is delighted to announce the first keynote speakers at the Digital Journalism Seminar on 20 October 2011, at Press Association in London.

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‘Evolution’ not ‘revolution’ for the NCE 19th August 2011

A major review of the National Certificate Examination has concluded that: “What is required is for the exam to evolve; there is no demand for a revolution.”.

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Still time to enter NCTJ Awards for Excellence 2011 17th August 2011

Time is running out for students and trainees to enter the NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism. The deadline for entries is now just a month away, on 16 September 2011.

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NCTJ Photography Exhibition moves to Sheffield 17th August 2011

Following a successful run at The Guardian in London this summer, the NCTJ Photography Exhibition is to be on display at the Winter Gardens in Sheffield from 14 to 23 September 2011.

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Cardiff graduate wins double NCE award 12th August 2011

After gaining her National Certificate last month, Tara Russell, now a senior reporter at the Southern Daily Echo, has added reason to smile after she scooped two awards for her exceptional performance in July’s NCE.

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Journalists across the UK celebrate recognition of seniority 12th August 2011

38 newly-qualified senior journalists are celebrating this week after being told they had passed July’s National Certificate Examination for reporters.

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Head of exams to leave the NCTJ 9th August 2011

Joanne Aitchison, the NCTJ’s head of examinations, is to leave her role before the end of the year to return to her native Liverpool.

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John Pienaar to speak at Public Affairs Seminar 8th August 2011

John Pienaar, Radio 5 Live's chief political correspondent and presenter of Pienaar's Politics, is to be a keynote speaker at the NCTJ’s Public Affairs Seminar next month.

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NCTJ board re-accredits twenty one courses 5th August 2011

The NCTJ’s board of directors has re-accredited 21 journalism courses at 14 centres and has not renewed accreditation of two courses at one centre.

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NCTJ training "provided a solid foundation" says Sky News correspondent 2nd August 2011

The NCTJ's alumnus of the month for August is Robert Nisbet, currently Sky News' US correspondent based in Washington D.C and soon to become Europe correspondent in Brussels.

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NCTJ launches new short course programme 29th July 2011

The NCTJ has launched a revised programme of short courses based at its in-house training facility in Essex.

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NCTJ announces Digital Journalism Seminar 29th July 2011

The National Council for the Training of Journalists is to run an exciting one-day seminar on 20 October 2011, at Press Association in London, focusing on integrating digital journalism skills into training.

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Shorthand success celebrated in Glasgow 20th July 2011

The winner of the NCTJ’s award for the best shorthand performance at 110/120wpm, sponsored by Ryman, was presented with his prize at the Glasgow branch of the stationery store on Monday.

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The Journalism Diversity Fund “is exactly what is needed” says BBC Radio 5 presenter 13th July 2011

The Journalism Diversity Fund made its radio debut on Friday.

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Trainees sitting July’s NCE tackle stories of heroics and rare sightings 13th July 2011

80 trainees sat the NCTJ’s National Certificate Examination on Friday, 8 July at seven centres across the UK.

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Former NCTJ student joins the Society of Editors 12th July 2011

An NCTJ graduate from the University of Kent has beaten off stiff competition to win the role of research assistant at the Society of Editors.

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NCTJ celebrates milestone birthday 7th July 2011

More than 100 guests from the media and education joined The National Council for the Training of Journalists in celebrating its 60th birthday at a party last night in London.

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Katie Dixon is our 'Star of the Future' 1st July 2011

Katie Dixon, a 16-year-old student from Cottingham High School in the East Riding of Yorkshire, has won the NCTJ’s Stars of the Future competition.

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Student reps lobby NCTJ directors 30th June 2011

Four representatives from the Student Council attended the NCTJ’s June board meeting to give their views about their training and qualifications.

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NCTJ celebrates 60 years of quality journalism training 22nd June 2011

This year the National Council for the Training of Journalists is celebrating its 60th anniversary of providing quality journalism training.

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Shorthand performance rewarded at seminar 17th June 2011

Hannah Scott, the winner of the Archant award for best performance in the 100wpm shorthand exam, received her prize from Archant North London group editor, Geoff Martin, at the NCTJ’s shorthand seminar in London yesterday.

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“You cannot be a reporter without shorthand” says Sun managing editor 17th June 2011

Managing editor of The Sun, Graham Dudman, gave an impassioned speech about the importance of shorthand in journalism, at the NCTJ’s annual shorthand seminar.

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NCTJ Photography Exhibition opens at The Guardian 14th June 2011

The NCTJ Photography Exhibition was officially opened on Friday, 10 June.

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Ryman announced as sponsor of NCTJ shorthand award 14th June 2011

Ryman, the UK’s largest specialist stationery store, is to sponsor the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ award for the best shorthand performance at 110/120 words per minute.

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NCTJ Photography Exhibition opens tomorrow 9th June 2011

The NCTJ Photography Exhibition, taking place at The Guardian in London, officially opens tomorrow on 10 June 2011.

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Herbert Smith LLP announced as key sponsor for NCTJ conference 6th June 2011

The National Council for the Training of Journalists is delighted to announce that Herbert Smith LLP is to be one of the leading sponsors of the Journalism Skills Conference in Belfast on 30 November and 1 December 2011.

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Joy for two photographers who passed first NCE exams held at The New Granary 3rd June 2011

A press photographer and a photojournalist have each passed their National Certificate Examination which was held for the first time at the NCTJ’s offices in Newport, Essex.

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Sports Journalism award winner reports on Championship play-off final 1st June 2011

Trainee journalist Steve Scott was rubbing shoulders with seasoned sports reporters at the Championship play-off final on Monday – his prize from the Football League for the best performance in the Sports Journalism exam last year.

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Archant to sponsor NCTJ shorthand award 18th May 2011

Archant, the UK's largest independently-owned regional media business, is to sponsor the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ award for the best shorthand performance at 100 words per minute, underlining its commitment to quality journalism.

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NCTJ anniversary conference now open for bookings 17th May 2011

Early bird bookings are now being taken for the 2011 National Council for the Training of Journalists’ Journalism Skills Conference in Northern Ireland.

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NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2011 launched 12th May 2011

The NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2011 are now open for entries from students and trainees around the UK.

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NCTJ launches entry level industry standard qualification for broadcast journalism 12th May 2011

Catherine Houlihan, chief examiner for broadcast journalism at the National Council for the Training of Journalists and head of news at ITV Anglia, has officially launched the new qualification for broadcast journalists.

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New shorthand workshops from the NCTJ 11th May 2011

The NCTJ is running a series of one-day workshops for anyone who needs help with shorthand note-taking or needs to brush up their skills before sitting exams.

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Still time to enter NCTJ Stars of the Future competition 11th May 2011

There is still time to enter the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ competition to find journalism’s ‘Stars of the Future’.

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Shorthand “as important as ever” says NCTJ chairman 10th May 2011

NCTJ chairman Kim Fletcher discussed the importance of shorthand on today’s edition of BBC Radio 4’s Word of Mouth programme, that explored the history of shorthand and its usefulness in the present day.

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NCTJ students contribute to election night coverage 10th May 2011

More than 20 students on the NCTJ-accredited fast-track journalism course at News Associates in Manchester contributed to election night coverage on 5 May.

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One month until NCTJ Photography Exhibition opens 10th May 2011

The NCTJ Photography Exhibition will officially open one month from today on 10 June 2011 at The Guardian in London.

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NCTJ chairman to discuss shorthand on BBC Radio 4’s Word of Mouth programme 9th May 2011

NCTJ Chairman Kim Fletcher will be discussing the importance of shorthand on BBC Radio 4’s Word of Mouth programme on Tuesday 10 May at 4pm.

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Student videos capture the excitement of the Royal Wedding for Sky News 6th May 2011

Two students on the NCTJ-accredited journalism course at Lambeth College had their video selected by Sky News as part of the broadcaster’s Royal Wedding coverage.

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NCTJ tutor awarded academic fellowship 5th May 2011

The head of journalism at Brunel University’s two NCTJ-accredited courses has been awarded an academic fellowship by The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, based at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in New York.

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Three time RTS winner is May's alumnus of the month 3rd May 2011

May's featured alumnus is Sky News' Alex Crawford, who has won the Royal Television Society (RTS) Journalist of the Year award three times.

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Training pathways into journalism jobs 28th April 2011

The National Council for the Training of Journalists has published information about the pre-entry training received by those qualifying as seniors in the March National Certificate Examination.

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NCTJ to run seminar for budding photographers 20th April 2011

The NCTJ is running a seminar for budding press photographers and photojournalists on Friday, 10 June.

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Hastings reporter bags two NCE awards 14th April 2011

A newly-qualified senior reporter at the Hastings & St Leonards Observer is celebrating today after winning two awards for his exceptional performance in the March National Certificate Examination.

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Increase in pass rate of first-timers suggests trainees better equipped when joining papers 14th April 2011

Another 49 journalists have achieved senior status after passing the National Certificate Examination, acknowledged by editors as the industry’s national standard for professional journalists.

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NCTJ anniversary conference to visit Belfast 14th April 2011

The NCTJ is to round off its 60th anniversary celebrations this year with a special Journalism Skills Conference in Northern Ireland.

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NCTJ course at Nottingham Trent tops Unistats tables for graduate employment 13th April 2011

With all the reports of lack of recruitment in the media industry, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s almost impossible to find work as a young graduate. However Unistats’ figures show a different story for students on one NCTJ-accredited journalism degree, which is currently top of the list for graduate employment statistics.

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Just three weeks left to apply for the first round of diversity bursaries 8th April 2011

The deadline for applying to the Journalism Diversity Fund for a bursary is fast approaching, so potential students need to get their applications in quick.

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"NCTJ training is a must for any aspiring journalist." says BBC presenter 6th April 2011

Nick Owen is a regional and national television journalist who is currently the main presenter on BBC Midlands Today. Nick is the NCTJ's featured alumnus for April 2011.

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Nationwide journalism competition seeks out new stars 5th April 2011

The National Council for the Training of Journalists is running a competition to find journalism’s ‘Stars of the Future’ in partnership with regional newspapers all over the UK.

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Top journalists praise new edition of public affairs book 31st March 2011

The second edition of Essential Public Affairs for Journalists, published today by Oxford University Press, was written by James Morrison, a freelance journalist and writer, senior lecturer in journalism at Kingston University and an examiner and member of the NCTJ’s examinations board for public affairs.

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Top appointments boost NCTJ’s broadcast credentials 23rd March 2011

The National Council for the Training of Journalists is strengthening its broadcast credentials with two new industry appointments. Stephen Mitchell, deputy director and head of programmes at BBC News, is the new chairman of the Journalism Qualifications Board, and John Ryley, head of Sky News, has joined the board of directors.

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NCTJ Photography Exhibition 17th March 2011

The NCTJ is holding an exhibition of press photography and photojournalism as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations this summer.

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New edition of Essential Public Affairs for Journalists 17th March 2011

The second edition of Essential Public Affairs for Journalists by James Morrison is now available to order from the NCTJ online shop.

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New courses awarded NCTJ accreditation 17th March 2011

The NCTJ’s board of directors has accredited five new journalism courses and discontinued accreditation of one course. Directors also confirmed the renewal of accreditation for seven courses at their meeting on 10 March 2011.

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Trainee reporter stands up for freedom of the press 17th March 2011

A trainee reporter has managed to successfully challenge a motion from a council leader to exclude him from an important meeting.

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NCTJ trainee honoured at Media Awards 17th March 2011

A talented trainee journalist won a top prize at the annual Midlands Media Awards at Edgbaston cricket ground last night.

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Trainee reporters put to the test in first NCE of 2011 7th March 2011

79 trainees sat the National Certificate Examinationon 4 March, 51 for the first time and 28 re-sits, at eight different centres across the UK.

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Staffordshire University students shortlisted for Midlands awards 7th March 2011

One current and two former students from Staffordshire University’s two NCTJ-accredited journalism courses have been shortlisted in the 2011 Midlands Media Awards.

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Successful magazine editor pays tribute to her NCTJ training 7th March 2011

The NCTJ's featured alumnus for March 2011 is Lindsay Nicholson - editorial director of Good Housekeeping magazine and also a regular columnist for the Daily Mail.

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NCTJ photographer is awarded freedom of city 28th February 2011

Award-winning press photographer Allan Williamson has been honoured by being made a Freeman of the City of Lichfield, in recognition of his photographic talent.

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Diversity fund recipient selected for ITV News’ award-winning trainee scheme 24th February 2011

An up-and-coming news reporter helped by the Journalism Diversity Fund has beaten off competition from almost 650 applicants to secure one of eight traineeships at ITV News.

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NCTJ strikes gold 24th February 2011

The NCTJ has achieved Investors in People Gold, the highest national award for best management practice and people development.

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NCTJ Chairman honours Walter Greenwood for exceptional service 22nd February 2011

Kim Fletcher has presented Walter Greenwood with the 2010 Chairman’s Award for his outstanding contribution to journalism training and education.

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Students told ‘find the story, find the job’ 14th February 2011

Good writing, passion and shorthand are what you need to succeed, was the message to students at this year’s Student Council at Press Association in London.

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NCTJ training “brilliant preparation for a career in journalism” ITV News at Ten presenter tells 14th February 2011

Award-winning newscaster Mark Austin spoke to NCTJ students at this year’s Student Council forum in London about his career and offered advice to those starting out in journalism.

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Top media law performers recognised 14th February 2011

The best performers in this year’s Media Law exams were honoured at the Student Council on 11 February, winning awards sponsored by Johnston Press and Oxford University Press.

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Quality sports journalism celebrated at Student Council 14th February 2011

The three top NCTJ sports journalism students have been awarded prizes from The Football League for their outstanding exam performance.

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First Sky News scholarship winner bags newspaper reporting job 9th February 2011

An NCTJ student, who was the first to be awarded the Sky News Bob Friend Memorial Scholarship, has secured a full-time job in journalism, despite the fact that he doesn’t graduate until the summer.

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Diversity fund recipient celebrates first year in journalism with team recognition at East of Englan 4th February 2011

Trainee journalist Sam Smith, who received a bursary from the Journalism Diversity Fund in 2009, was yesterday part of the Brentwood Gazette reporting team recognised at the East of England Media Awards.

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Another award for talented press photographer 4th February 2011

A young NCTJ-trained press photographer is celebrating for the second time in as many months after winning News Photographer of the Year at the EDF East of England Media Awards last night.

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Award-winning presenter to speak at Student Council 1st February 2011

Award winning ITV News at Ten presenter Mark Austin is to be the keynote speaker at this year’s NCTJ Student Council forum.

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NCE review gets underway with national online survey 31st January 2011

A comprehensive review of the National Certificate Examination begins this week with the launch of an online survey of the views of newspaper editors across the UK.

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Students to share their opinions at annual meeting 31st January 2011

Student journalists will have the chance to network and share their views at the fourth NCTJ Student Council meeting next month in London.

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Two picture editors appointed to NCTJ photography board 31st January 2011

Jonathan Barry, picture editor of the Worcester News, and Paul Walters, director and picture editor of the South West News Service, are joining the NCTJ photography examinations board.

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Dunfermline Press reporter wins prestigious TS Murray award 31st January 2011

A senior reporter at the Dunfermline Press has been awarded the prestigious T S Murray award by the Society of Editors Scotland for his performance in the NCTJ’s National Certificate Examination.

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NCTJ student gets a permanent reminder of training 18th January 2011

A journalism student at Staffordshire University is so dedicated to her course she had her name tattooed on her leg - in shorthand!

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Regional talent recognised at the North East Press Awards 17th January 2011

The North East Press Awards 2010 took place last week in South Shields.

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Diploma in Journalism distance learning available from February 14th January 2011

The eagerly awaited NCTJ Diploma in Journalism distance learning programme will go on sale in early February 2011.

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Talented trainee wins prestigious award 13th January 2011

A talented trainee reporter who completed the NCTJ accredited MA in Journalism at Brunel University just a few months ago, has received a prestigious award.

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Walter Greenwood reviews eighth edition of Scots Law for Journalists 13th January 2011

The new edition of Scots Law for Journalists has been praised as “authoritative and yet highly readable” by media law guru Walter Greenwood in his review of the book for the NCTJ.

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Hunt for next generation of diverse journalists begins 12th January 2011

Aspiring journalists are once again being given the chance to receive financial support and assistance on NCTJ-accredited courses, thanks to the Journalism Diversity Fund.

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Be part of the Royal Wedding coverage on Sky News 11th January 2011

Sky News are looking for short films about celebrations in different parts of the UK to provide an alternative view of the wedding day on 29 April 2011.

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NCTJ training gives you 'important edge' says Welsh Rugby chief 4th January 2011

John Williams is the head of group communications for the Welsh Rugby Union Group.

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NCE Prize winners announced 21st December 2010

Four trainee reporters have been recognised for their exceptional performances in November’s National Certificate Exam – earning each of them a £250 prize.

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Pass rate remains high for NCE 20th December 2010

Sixty-two percent of the trainee reporters who sat the National Certificate Examination in November passed. The high pass rate is almost identical to that of the previous sitting.

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Two more trainees pass the NCE for sports reporters 20th December 2010

The third NCE for sports reporters saw two more trainee reporters achieve senior status in the new qualification – a pass rate of 100 per cent.

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More than five hundred sittings for first ever NCTJ diploma exams 16th December 2010

There were a total of five hundred and fifty seven exam sittings for the new NCTJ Diploma in Journalism at centres all across the country last week.

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NCTJ students have chance of Daily Mail scholarship 9th December 2010

The University of Kent's Centre for Journalism has set up a journalism scholarship in partnership with the Daily Mail.

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NCTJ course “proved life-changing for me” says successful BBC Online reporter. 9th December 2010

Kevin Leonard is a successful journalist and reporter for BBC News Online, based in Cardiff.

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BA (Hons) Journalism at Brunel University becomes latest NCTJ-accredited course 9th December 2010

Brunel University’s degree in Journalism has become the NCTJ’s newest accredited course.

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NCTJ course was “one of the best career decisions I’ve ever made” says motorsport features editor 8th December 2010

Steven English is the features editor for Autosport.com - the most popular independent motorsport website in the world with 1.5 million unique users per month.

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New broadcast option outlined at Journalism Skills Conference 8th December 2010

The second day of the 2010 Journalism Skills Conference in Cardiff featured an update on the gold standard qualifications and information on upcoming developments.

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NCTJ chairman highlights importance of high standards of journalism 6th December 2010

NCTJ chairman Kim Fletcher stressed the importance of maintaining high standards of journalism at the charity’s Annual General Meeting in Cardiff last week.

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‘New world’ journalists debate convergence in journalism 6th December 2010

A panel of ‘new world’ journalists debated what it means to be a fully converged journalist, as part of the second day of the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference at Cardiff University.

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Reporting devolution at the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference 6th December 2010

Mike Gilson, editor of the Belfast Telegraph and Betsan Powys, political editor for BBC Wales delivered presentations on the issues of reporting in the devolved nations, at this year’s Journalism Skills Conference in Cardiff.

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Journalism skills debated by top editors from Welsh media 6th December 2010

A topical and informative question time panel debate took place at the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference at the Wales Millennium Centre on 2 December.

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Clive Jones CBE entertains guests at the Journalism Skills Conference 3rd December 2010

Clive Jones CBE, delivered an interesting and entertaining after-dinner speech for guests at the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference in Cardiff Castle on 2 December

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Journalism Skills Conference opened by topical Welsh Minister 3rd December 2010

Leighton Andrews, Minister for Children, Education and Lifelong Learning, opened the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference in Cardiff on 2 December with an address about reporting Welsh and regional news across the UK.

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Walter Greenwood receives NCTJ Chairman’s award for outstanding contribution to training 3rd December 2010

Media law training guru, Walter Greenwood, has been honoured at the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference by being presented with the 2010 NCTJ Chairman’s award.

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Convergence in journalism survey results 2nd December 2010

Brunel University have been conducting a survey into whether media convergence is changing the way news is selected and written, and head of journalism.

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Top performing NCTJ-accredited courses receive awards at the Journalism Skills Conference 2nd December 2010

The six top performing NCTJ accredited courses 2009/10 were presented with awards following the gala dinner at the Journalism Skills Conference held at Cardiff Castle on 2 December.

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Journalism Diversity Fund recipients report from Cardiff 1st December 2010

Two talented journalism students from Cardiff University are reporting on the Journalism Skills Debate taking place at the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference at the Wales Millennium Centre on 2 December.

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Kingston University student paper scoops award 25th November 2010

The River, a paper worked on by students on the NCTJ-accredited MA at Kingston University scooped publication of the year at the 2010 Guardian Student Media Awards.

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Award winning display from NCTJ-trained press photographers 25th November 2010

Two NCTJ trainee journalists who passed their photography National Certificate Examination this year have had their talent recognised with prestigious annual awards.

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Clive Jones CBE joins stellar line-up for Journalism Skills Conference next week 25th November 2010

The NCTJ 2010 Journalism Skills Conference is taking place in a week’s time featuring an impressive line up of speakers and participants that now includes Clive Jones CBE delivering an after-dinner speech at Cardiff Castle.

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Success for NCTJ photography trainees 25th November 2010

Five trainee press photographers and photojournalists sat the National Certificate Examination in November with three candidates achieving the gold standard qualification.

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Harlow College reunion party 22nd November 2010

A group of former NCTJ students from Harlow College are organising a reunion party in the town next autumn.

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NCTJ students set up news website 18th November 2010

Journalism students, studying the NCTJ-accredited course at Harlow College have launched its first online newspaper to showcase the talent at the centre.

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NCTJ pays tribute to former accreditation chief 18th November 2010

Stephen Chambers, the NCTJ’s former head of accreditation and an accomplished journalist, has lost his long battle with cancer and died peacefully at home on 13 November

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Celebrating excellence in journalism training 15th November 2010

The future of journalism was celebrated today with the presentation of the 2010 NCTJ Awards for Excellence to the year's best student and trainee reporters and photographers.

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Journalists for the future 15th November 2010

NCTJ chief executive Joanne Butcher today gave a presentation on ‘Journalists for the future’ at the Society of Editors conference in Glasgow.

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Impressive programme for Journalism Skills Conference 12th November 2010

The exciting programme for the 2010 Journalism Skills Conference has been announced, with an impressive line up of speakers and participants

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Updated short course pages 10th November 2010

The short courses pages of the NCTJ website have been refreshed and updated, and now include course overviews available for download.

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Ninety trainees aim for NCE success 5th November 2010

Ninety trainee journalists have been sitting the NCTJ National Certificate Examination all over the country today.

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Centre for Journalism releases unique iPad app 4th November 2010

Kent University's Centre for Journalism has become one of the first university departments to have its own iPad app made available in the Apple Store.

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Editorial decision making in the digital age 4th November 2010

Is media convergence changing the way news is selected and written? Brunel University is appealing for journalists and editors to spare a couple of minutes to answer their survey.

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HE journalism chiefs stress commitment to quality education despite cuts 4th November 2010

The importance of maintaining quality journalism education despite higher education funding cuts was the hot topic at the NCTJ’s annual undergraduate forum for heads of journalism and course leaders.

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New format shorthand distance learning 2nd November 2010

The new format distance learning shorthand course plan is now available to purchase from our website.

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"The NCTJ set-up my career" says former Sun editor 28th October 2010

David Yelland is a successful writer and journalist, former editor of the The Sun and a partner at Brunswick Group LLP.

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ITV Regional News Trainee Scheme open for applications 28th October 2010

ITV News Group is looking for applications for its award winning Regional News Trainee Scheme in 2011

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NCTJ journalist named Young Journalist of the Year 27th October 2010

A NCTJ journalist has been named Young Journalist of the Year at an awards ceremony sponsored by the Daily Mail

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Trainee wins two prestigious awards 22nd October 2010

A NCTJ trainee who only began her career a little over a year ago has won not one but two regional industry awards

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Mike Dodd to co-author new edition of McNae 19th October 2010

The Press Association’s legal advisor and editor of Media Lawyer has been approved by Oxford University Press as the NCTJ’s new co-author of McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists.

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NCTJ Awards for Excellence shortlist announced 18th October 2010

The shortlist for the NCTJ Awards for Excellence 2010 has been announced and is available to view on the website.

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New marketing and communications expert joins the NCTJ 13th October 2010

The National Council for the Training of Journalists has appointed Emma Hart as its new marketing and communications manager.

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Recognition for top performing students in media law exams 8th October 2010

Winners of the NCTJ’s media law prizes for the most outstanding exam papers in the 2008/09 academic year were announced at the media law exam board meeting on Friday, 1 October.

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2009/10 shorthand exam figures released 30th September 2010

Shorthand exam sittings remained steady for the 2009/10 academic year. There were 4468 sittings at speeds of 60-120wpm in 2009/10 compared to 4424 the previous year.

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NCTJ course “has served me well in broadcasting” says ITV News at Ten presenter 30th September 2010

Mark Austin, co-presenter of ITV’s News at Ten, has won numerous awards for his reporting of major foreign events spanning the last three decades.

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Stellar speakers at the NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Conference in Cardiff 30th September 2010

This year’s annual NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference in Cardiff on 2-3 December is boasting a glittering line-up of top journalists from a full range of British media.

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ITV Anglia news chief to lead work on NCTJ broadcast qualifications 29th September 2010

The National Council for the Training of Journalists has appointed Catherine Houlihan, head of news at ITV Anglia, as its first chairman and chief examiner for broadcast journalism.

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“Journalism Diversity Fund helped kick-start enjoyable career to be proud of,” says senior reporter 24th September 2010

Past bursary recipients Chinwe Akomah and Sam Smith yesterday paid tribute to the work of the Journalism Diversity Fund at an annual reception to celebrate its success.

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NCTJ accredits two new courses 23rd September 2010

The NCTJ has accredited two new courses.

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The NCTJ presents two awards at annual public affairs seminar 20th September 2010

The NCTJ’s annual public affairs seminar took place at the Local Government Association in London on Friday 17 September.

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A dream career or true love? The dilemma for one NCTJ student 16th September 2010

A Manchester student, who completed his NCTJ-accredited course at the University of Salford, faced a tricky decision recently when he had to choose between his dream career and the love of his life.

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Celebration of a record year: Daily Mail to host Journalism Diversity Fund lunch 16th September 2010

Would-be journalists helped by the Journalism Diversity Fund will get the chance to network with industry professionals at an annual lunch to celebrate its success.

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New NCTJ accreditation board meets to review strategy and re-accredits six courses 16th September 2010

The NCTJ’s cross-media accreditation board met for the first time on 8 September 2010, at the Guardian in London

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Top media speakers join line-up for journalism skills debate 26th August 2010

Phil Henfrey, head of news for ITV, and Mark O’Callaghan, head of news and current affairs for BBC Wales, will be addressing delegates at the NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Conference in Cardiff on Thursday, 2 December.

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Award-winning BBC presenter John Inverdale is the NCTJ’s alumnus of the month 25th August 2010

The NCTJ’s alumnus for September is BBC television and radio journalist John Inverdale.

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Diversity fund to help 19 budding journalists pay for their training 24th August 2010

Nineteen hopefuls will have the chance to pursue a career in journalism after they were awarded bursaries by the Journalism Diversity Fund on Friday, 13 August.

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Football League to sponsor sports journalism exam award 23rd August 2010

The Football League is to sponsor a new award that recognises the best performing candidates in the sports journalism exam

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NCE entries hit by downturn in recruitment, but pass rate increases 13th August 2010

The NCTJ has awarded the National Certificate Examination to 74 trainee reporters who sat their exams at 11 centres in July.

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Two more trainees pass the NCE for sports reporters 13th August 2010

The second NCE for sports reporters saw two more trainee reporters achieve senior status in the new qualification.

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July NCE awards feature one of the highest newspaper practice marks in recent years 13th August 2010

Mary Hamilton, a reporter for the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News, won the NCTJ’s Ted Bottomley Award, sponsored by Midland News Association, after scoring 90 per cent on her newspaper practice exam.

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Journalism Diversity Fund recipient achieves senior status 12th August 2010

A past bursary recipient of the Journalism Diversity Fund has gained senior reporter status after passing her National Certificate Examination.

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Welsh minister to open Journalism Skills Conference in Cardiff 29th July 2010

Leighton Andrews, the minister for children, education and lifelong learning, will open the Journalism Skills Conference at the National Assembly for Wales on Thursday, 2 December.

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Piers Morgan: NCTJ training was “the perfect skill base” 28th July 2010

Piers Morgan, a judge on the award-winning television show Britain’s Got Talent, is the latest NCTJ-trained journalist to feature on the charity’s alumni webpage.

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Shorthand exam format to change from September 27th July 2010

The format of NCTJ shorthand exams at speeds of 90 to 120 wpm will change from September so trainees can “hit the ground running” when they enter their first newsroom.

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Journalism diversity intern appointed by the NCTJ 21st July 2010

A new journalism diversity intern has been appointed by the NCTJ on a six-month internship.

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Book early for Diploma in Journalism workshops 15th July 2010

Teaching staff on NCTJ-accredited journalism training courses preparing for the introduction of the new Diploma are reminded to book early for workshops in the autumn.

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Trainer to feature in travel writing anthology 15th July 2010

A journalism trainer who leads an NCTJ distance learning sub-editing course is celebrating as his short story has been selected for publication in a new anthology of travel writing.

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Broadcaster announces editorial placements for students 15th July 2010

Broadcaster Sky News has announced a limited number of editorial placements are available to talented journalism students.

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Full circle as lecturer takes up council seat 15th July 2010

A lecturer from an NCTJ-accredited course is experiencing the Public Affairs syllabus from the other side of the press table, after taking a seat on Oakham Town Council.

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Videojournalism specialist option in development 15th July 2010

The NCTJ’s new Videojournalism for Online specialist option is close to completion and will be available for centres to deliver as part of the new Diploma in Journalism qualification from September.

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New chair and chief examiner of Public Affairs examination board 15th July 2010

A senior lecturer and former reporter, news desk editor, sub-editor and training officer, is the new chair and chief examiner of the NCTJ public affairs examinations board.

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Students scent a journalism career at NCTJ event 29th June 2010

A career in journalism may beckon for twelve students from Newport who visited the headquarters of the National Council for the Training of Journalists.

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Sheffield College confirms the current status of NCTJ-accredited photography course 24th June 2010

The NCTJ has sought clarification from Sheffield College about the future of its press photography course.

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Record number of Journalism Diversity Fund bursaries awarded 24th June 2010

13 Journalism Diversity Fund bursaries have been awarded this month, the largest ever number in a single cohort.

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Call for NCTJ exhibition photographs still sounding 24th June 2010

A call for photographs to be submitted to a planned NCTJ exhibition at the Guardian has received an excellent response – but more will be welcomed.

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Time to enter Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2010 24th June 2010

There is plenty of time to enter the NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2010 before the September deadline.

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Trainees prepare to sit July NCE 24th June 2010

Trainee journalists from across the country are preparing to sit the National Certificate Examination (NCE) on Friday 2 July.

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Helen Skelton: NCTJ qualifications "relevant and respected" 24th June 2010

Helen Skelton, co-presenter of Blue Peter and former Newsround reporter, is the latest NCTJ-trained journalist to feature on the charity’s alumni webpage.

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New exam format backed at Shorthand Seminar 21st June 2010

David Rowell, group editorial development executive of Johnston Press, supported the new format for NCTJ shorthand examinations when speaking at a Shorthand Seminar.

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Shorthand prize winners announced at seminar 21st June 2010

100 per cent accuracy and speed were celebrated at the NCTJ Shorthand Seminar as the annual prize winners for outstanding shorthand were announced.

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Record number of interviews for the Journalism Diversity Fund 9th June 2010

The largest number of Journalism Diversity Fund applicants will be interviewed by three separate panels of editors and senior journalists this week.

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NCTJ board re-accredits 18 journalism training courses 9th June 2010

The NCTJ board has re-accredited 21 journalism training courses delivered at nine centres across the UK.

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26 centres commit to delivering NCTJ Diploma in Journalism from September 9th June 2010

26 centres delivering NCTJ-accredited courses have confirmed they will deliver the Diploma in Journalism, the charity’s new multimedia qualification for all journalists.

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NCE for Press Photographers and Photojournalists results announced 4th June 2010

Eight trainee press photographers and photojournalists sat the National Certificate Examination in May with six candidates demonstrating the gold standard of work needed to achieve the qualification.

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Board members discuss Student Council feedback 4th June 2010

The NCTJ’s excellent industry reputation and the need to embrace all routes into journalism were among the topics student representatives discussed with the charity’s directors at their board meeting.

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Students' skills recognised by daily newspaper 28th May 2010

One of Britain’s biggest evening newspapers has honoured the off-diary reporting skills of post graduate students at De Montfort University’s Leicester Centre for Journalism.

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Courier award seals a winning week for NCTJ-accredited course 28th May 2010

The student newspaper of the NCTJ-accredited HND Practical Journalism course at Cardonald College, the Courier, was named Scotland's best college publication at the 14th Herald Student Press Awards last night.

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Preparation continues for introduction of new NCTJ qualification 27th May 2010

Preparations to introduce the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism, the charity’s new multimedia qualification for all journalists, have continued apace since the qualification was formally announced in April.

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Call for entries to NCTJ photography exhibition 27th May 2010

NCTJ-trained photographers are invited to submit photographs for display in a high-profile exhibition planned to take place at the Guardian to celebrate 30 years of outstanding press photography training.

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Rosemary wins four at the Write Stuff student journalism awards 27th May 2010

An outstanding student on an NCTJ-accredited course won four awards at a ceremony last night celebrating the best of Scottish student journalism.

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Geordie Greig: NCTJ training was "a bedrock" 26th May 2010

Geordie Greig, editor of the London Evening Standard, is the NCTJ-trained journalist to feature on the charity’s alumni webpage this month.

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Students get the inside track on a journalism career 19th May 2010

A career in journalism beckons for seven students from Saffron Walden after visiting the headquarters of the National Council for the Training of Journalists.

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Students help out with emergency services training 13th May 2010

A Metropolitan Police emergency exercise at a football club proved a success thanks to journalism students studying NCTJ-accredited courses.

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NCTJ students to access exam results online 13th May 2010

Students studying an NCTJ-accredited journalism training course can now check their exam results online thanks to a new log-in feature on the charity’s recently redesigned website.

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NCTJ students to access exam results online 13th May 2010

Students studying an NCTJ-accredited journalism training course can now check their exam results online thanks to a new log-in feature on the charity’s recently redesigned website.

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NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2010 launched 13th May 2010

Entries are invited to the NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2010 which are launched this week.

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NCTJ students make the news on election night 7th May 2010

It was a long and adventurous night for students from NCTJ-accredited courses who put their multimedia news reporting skills into practice to cover the general election in print, broadcast and online.

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Sophie scores an election scoop 6th May 2010

A trainee reporter scored a nationwide election scoop after a Labour parliamentary candidate called Gordon Brown “the worst Prime Minister we have had in this country”.

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Pasties and politics mix for trainee reporter Kimberly 29th April 2010

Interviewing a pasty-eating former shadow chancellor and providing on-the-ground analysis to Radio 4’s Today programme are just two of the adventures experienced by a trainee reporter covering her first election in a key battleground.

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NCTJ backs Local Newspaper Week 29th April 2010

The National Council for the Training of Journalists has backed Local Newspaper Week, a annual event organised by the Newspaper Society supporting independent local journalism.

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NCE exam times change 28th April 2010

Changes to the time allowed to answer NCE exam questions have been announced by the NCTJ.

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NCTJ Diploma in Journalism launched at London forum 20th April 2010

The NCTJ Diploma in Journalism – the charity’s new multimedia qualification for all journalists - was launched today at a special forum at Bloomberg in London.

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Journalists find romance on NCE refresher 16th April 2010

Romance has blossomed for two journalists who met on an NCE refresher course.

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Journalists achieve senior status with the help of the Journalism Diversity Fund 15th April 2010

Two journalists who started their careers with the help of the Journalism Diversity Fund have this week achieved senior status by passing the National Certificate Examination.

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Evocative writing and entertaining style are hallmarks of NCE award-winning journalists 15th April 2010

Four newly-qualified senior journalists are to be rewarded for their excellent performance in the March 2010 National Certificate Examination.

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Two journalists achieve NCE for sports reporters 15th April 2010

Two journalists have passed a brand new NCTJ qualification, the NCE for sports reporters, which was sat for the first time in March.

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97 journalists achieve senior status in a topical NCE 15th April 2010

97 journalists were successful in a topical National Certificate Examination for reporters which called for candidates to write a news report on planned industrial action by airline staff.

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ITV broadcasts NCTJ-students' news video report 25th March 2010

A news video created by students studying NCTJ-accredited courses at the University of Sunderland was this month broadcast on ITV.

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Lee wins a place on the BBC news training scheme 25th March 2010

A student soon to complete an NCTJ-accredited course has won a place on the prestigious BBC journalism training scheme.

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Journalism Diversity Fund bursaries available to aspiring journalists 25th March 2010

Student journalists from diverse backgrounds could receive help with course fees and living expenses by applying for bursaries from the Journalism Diversity Fund.

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Last chance to book for Qualifications forum 25th March 2010

The NCTJ’s new multimedia qualifications for trainee journalists will be explained at a special forum at Bloomberg in London on Tuesday 20 April.

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NCTJ-trained journalist wins Cudlipp award at British Press Awards 25th March 2010

An NCTJ-trained journalist is a member of the investigative team who won the Cudlipp award for outstanding tabloid journalism at the British Press Awards on Tuesday.

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Two new journalism training courses receive NCTJ accreditation 23rd March 2010

Five journalism training courses at colleges, universities and commercial providers across the UK have been accredited and re-accredited by the NCTJ board of directors.

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NCTJ-trained journalist on British Press Awards shortlist for reports from Baltimore 10th March 2010

An NCTJ-trained journalist has been shortlisted for a prestigious British Press Award after completing a unique assignment inspired by the US television show The Wire.

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Tribute to respected journalist and tutor 10th March 2010

Frank Warner, a respected journalist and tutor on NCTJ-accredited courses, has died aged 82.

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Volunteers help NCE to progress smoothly 10th March 2010

186 trainee reporters sat the NCE for reporters, sports reporters and sub-editors on Friday 5 March

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Sky News names NCTJ student as Bob Friend memorial scholar 4th March 2010

Daniel May, a student currently studying on the NCTJ-accredited BA (Hons) Journalism and the News Industry course at the University of Kent’s Centre for Journalism Studies, has been named the Bob Friend memorial scholar for 2010.

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Student sports journalists write for 60,000 football fans 1st March 2010

An online project run by sports journalism students studying an NCTJ-accredited course achieved more than 60,000 unique readers on the last day of the football transfer window.

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Managing editor of Guardian News and Media to chair new NCTJ accreditation board 1st March 2010

Chris Elliott, managing editor of Guardian News and Media and an NCTJ director, will chair a new board set up to develop the NCTJ strategy and standard for accrediting pre-entry journalism courses.

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Regional trainer bids farewell after 31 years in journalism 1st March 2010

Neil Webber, editorial training manager at KM Group, is retiring on Friday after 31 years working in regional journalism.

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NCTJ-trained journalists launch magazine in retro style 28th February 2010

Four entrepreneurial journalists who met on an NCTJ-accredited course have launched their very own style magazine.

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First sitting of brand new NCTJ qualification 28th February 2010

The first sitting of a brand new qualification, the NCE for Sports Reporters, takes place on Friday.

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NCTJ achieves Investors in People Silver 28th February 2010

Following two inspection visits in January the NCTJ achieved and surpassed a key benchmark for people development and best management practice.

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Accuracy, shorthand, media law and great content ideas are skills we want say editors 15th February 2010

Accuracy, shorthand, media law knowledge and ideas for great content will get you journalism jobs, a panel of editors told student journalists at the NCTJ Student Council.

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Journalism students express their views at Student Council meeting 14th February 2010

Fees, feedback and more practical exam questions were among the topics raised at a lively NCTJ Student Council.

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Students speak with NCTJ head of communications 11th February 2010

The life-changing benefits of studying an NCTJ-accredited course were clearly outlined to sixth form and undergraduate students at a university careers event.

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McNae author joins libel reform working party 11th February 2010

David Banks, co-author of the latest edition of McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists is sitting on a Ministry of Justice working group looking at reforming libel law.

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Record NCTJ Student Council attendance anticipated 11th February 2010

Student journalists will tomorrow participate in the NCTJ Student Council, an event which places students at the heart of NCTJ decision-making.

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Further education forum welcomes broadening of NCTJ remit 3rd February 2010

Plans to broaden the NCTJ’s remit were well-received by heads of journalism and course leaders from further education colleges a recent training forum.

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NCTJ-trained journalist to lead the BBC College of Journalism 1st February 2010

Jonathan Baker, the new head of the BBC College of Journalism, started his journalism career at the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo and gained a distinction in his final NCTJ exams.

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Special event to discuss new multimedia qualification proposals 28th January 2010

Progress on the development of the NCTJ’s radical new multimedia structure for journalism qualifications will be discussed at a special forum in April.

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NCTJ re-opens itself to scrutiny at annual Student Council 28th January 2010

Student journalists will be encouraged to outline their vision and aspirations for multimedia training and qualifications at the NCTJ Student Council 2010.

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NCTJ vice-chairman and board appointments announced 28th January 2010

The editorial director of the award-winning Newbury Weekly News Group has been appointed vice-chairman of the National Council for the Training of Journalists.

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Senior editor and writer moves to NCTJ accreditation role 25th January 2010

A respected writer, public relations director and former associate editor of Time has joined the NCTJ as head of accreditation.

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NCE assessor awarded New Year MBE 5th January 2010

An NCTJ-trained journalist and frequent NCE assessor for the news interview exam has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List.

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Diversity bursaries awarded to five aspiring journalists 23rd December 2009

Five aspiring journalists have been awarded Journalism Diversity Fund bursaries after impressing a panel of senior industry representatives who praised their determination, passion and potential to succeed.

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NCE for sports reporters on the starting blocks 23rd December 2009

Interest is growing in a new NCTJ qualification, the National Certificate Examination for sports reporters which is now open for registrations from trainee journalists.

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Winners of shorthand competition announced 23rd December 2009

Tight outlines and an imaginative use of the Teeline alphabet won two students copies of an NCTJ textbook.

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Diversity intern moves to trainee reporter position 23rd December 2009

Christina Johnson, the NCTJ’s journalism diversity intern, is to complete her six-month contract and start a job as a trainee reporter at the Luton and Dunstable Express at the end of January.

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Pace, drama and excellent shorthand are the hallmarks of award-winning NCE reports 18th December 2009

Four newly-qualified senior journalists are to be rewarded for their excellent performance in the November 2009 National Certificate Examination.

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More than half of NCE candidates pass 18th December 2009

More than half of the trainee reporters who sat the National Certificate Examination in November were successful.

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Winners of photography NCE awards announced 14th December 2009

The winners of two annual awards for photographers who sit the National Certificate Examination for press photographers and photo-journalists have been announced.

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BBC Scotland presenter Sally Magnusson entertains guests at the Journalism Skills Conference dinner 8th December 2009

Sally Magnusson, presenter of BBC Scotland’s flagship current affairs programme Reporting Scotland, gave an entertaining after dinner speech at the Journalism Skills Conference.

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Journalist, examiner, tutor and author receives NCTJ Chairman’s award for outstanding contribution to training 8th December 2009

A journalist who worked on The Northern Echo and The Times, before becoming a legendary tutor on NCTJ accredited courses at Darlington College received the NCTJ Chairman’s award at the Journalism Skills Conference.

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Top performing NCTJ accredited courses announced at the Journalism Skills Conference 8th December 2009

The six top performing NCTJ accredited courses 2008/9 received public recognition at the evening dinner of the Journalism Skills Conference hosted at BBC Scotland’s Pacific Quay headquarters.

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Radical new structure for NCTJ multimedia qualification outlined at Journalism Skills Conference 8th December 2009

A proposed new structure for a preliminary multimedia qualification for all journalists was outlined by the NCTJ’s Journalism Qualifications Board at the Journalism Skills Conference.

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Question time panel debate the future of quality journalism 8th December 2009

The skills needed by journalists today and the impact newsroom staffing levels have had on quality journalism were two of the controversial topics discussed during a lively question time panel debate.

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BBC Scotland director says multimedia training has "never been as important 8th December 2009

The Journalism Skills Conference began with the director of BBC Scotland informing delegates that all sectors of journalism must operate in a multimedia world.

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NCTJ is up to task of training new generation of multimedia journalists says MP and blogger 7th December 2009

An MP and award-winning blogger firmly backed the NCTJ to deliver quality journalism training in a multimedia age at the Journalism Skills Conference.

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Conference told internet is over - market news for iphones 6th December 2009

News organisations should supply content tailored to the new generation of mobile phones - just one of the ideas for the future of the media proposed at a panel consultation session at the Journalism Skills Conference.

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NCTJ chairman stresses the importance of multimedia journalism skills 5th December 2009

The importance of keeping up with the media industry’s digital revolution was stressed by Kim Fletcher, chairman of the National Council for the Training of Journalists, at the Council’s Annual General Meeting on 3 December.

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BBC Scotland presenter Sally Magnusson to speak at Journalism Skills Conference 2nd December 2009

Sally Magnusson, presenter of BBC Scotland’s flagship current affairs programme Reporting Scotland, will speak after the dinner at the Journalism Skills Conference 2009.

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Lifetime achievement award for tutor 30th November 2009

The work of a well-known NCTJ Press Photography and Photojournalism tutor has been recognised with a lifetime achievement award.

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Packed schedule announced for Journalism Skills Conference 2009 30th November 2009

An MP who, according to Total Politics magazine, writes the best political blog in Westminster and Scotland, will be speaking on the second day of the Journalism Skills Conference at Hampden Park.

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NCE for Reporters hailed the most topical ever 30th November 2009

An interview focussing on an accident at a fireworks event made the November sitting of the NCTJ’s National Certificate Examination for Reporters ‘the most topical ever’.

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Photography NCE results announced 30th November 2009

12 trainee press photographers and photo-journalists sat the National Certificate Examination for Photographers this month with eight candidates demonstrating the gold standard of work needed to achieve the qualification.

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Shorthand Week hailed a success 30th November 2009

A week-long NCTJ campaign to promote shorthand as a vital skill for aspiring journalists to learn has been hailed a success.

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New shorthand textbook launched 16th November 2009

A new NCTJ shorthand textbook was launched today at the Society of Editors’ conference.

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NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2009 presented by BBC director of news 16th November 2009

Promising young journalists and photographers were today rewarded for their hard work and commitment when they received NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism from Helen Boaden, the BBC’s director of news.

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Industry heavyweights to debate future of quality journalism at Journalism Skills Conference 2009 13th November 2009

The editor of The Scotsman and the head of training at the BBC College of Journalism are among the leading figures making up a Question Time debate panel at the Journalism Skills Conference 2009.

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NCTJ chairman on Radio 4 12th November 2009

The importance of shorthand as a core skill for all journalists was the subject of a Radio 4 broadcast interview this morning.

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Shorthand exam sittings rise for third year in a row 10th November 2009

The number of NCTJ shorthand exams sat this year increased by 8 per cent, the third year in a row numbers have risen.

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NCTJ exam procedures strengthened 9th November 2009

The NCTJ has tightened its examinations procedures following a complaint from a former Student Council representative who sat the same exam twice.

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Celebration of shorthand planned 29th October 2009

The vital skill of shorthand is set to be celebrated in a week of activities in November.

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Former NCTJ student wins The Times/Canon Young Photographer of the Year 2009 28th October 2009

A former NCTJ student was last night announced The Times/Canon Young Photographer of the Year 2009 - the seventh time in eight years the title has been won by an NCTJ trained photographer.

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Groundbreaking journalism training scheme to pay students 26th October 2009

Aspiring journalists studying on two NCTJ accredited courses will be offered paid newspaper shifts due to a groundbreaking training scheme launched today.

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Sir Harold Evans endorses NCTJ training 15th October 2009

Sir Harold Evans, former editor of the Sunday Times and The Times and founding editor of Conde Nast Traveller, has resoundingly endorsed training courses accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists.

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Trainees applaud the life-changing power of the Journalism Diversity Fund 1st October 2009

Two aspiring journalists praised the power of the Journalism Diversity Fund at a celebratory reception and lunch attended by senior editors and journalists who support the fund’s work.

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Talented top guns on awards shortlist 1st October 2009

Top guns of journalism talent have hit the target by making it to the shortlist stage of the NCTJ’s Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2009.

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Top performing students receive cash prizes 28th September 2009

The winners of two awards for NCTJ public affairs examinations received cash prizes for their hard work at a seminar in London.

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NCE for Sports Reporters ready for kick-off 24th September 2009

A brand new NCTJ qualification, the National Certificate examination for sports reporters, is now open for registrations from trainee journalists who will be able to take the exam for the first time in March next year if they have at least 18 months experience.

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Diversity fund supporters to meet aspiring journalists 24th September 2009

Supporters of the Journalism Diversity Fund will celebrate with the successful students and trainees the fund has helped at a reception and lunch next week.

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BBC director of news to present NCTJ awards to winners 24th September 2009

Helen Boaden, the BBC’s director of news, will present NCTJ awards for excellence in journalism at the Society of Editors conference on Monday 16th November.

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Multimedia skills event to shape future of journalism training 24th September 2009

BBC Scotland’s Pacific Quay headquarters in Glasgow will be the venue for the Journalism Skills Conference 2009, an event which will help shape the structure of qualifications for multimedia journalists.

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Seven student journalists receive bursaries 26th August 2009

Seven budding journalists have been awarded bursaries from the Journalism Diversity Fund after impressing a panel of senior industry representatives.

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Vicky achieves best NCE result for five years 14th August 2009

A newly qualified senior journalist achieved the best National Certificate Examination (NCE) result for five years, since the logbook was first assessed as part of the qualification.

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Trainees determined to pass NCE despite recession 14th August 2009

Trainee reporters are determined to complete their training despite the recession, the chief examiner of the NCTJ’s National Certificate Examination (NCE) has concluded.

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New intern to help promote the Journalism Diversity Fund 30th July 2009

A new intern to oversee and promote the Journalism Diversity Fund has been appointed by the NCTJ.

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Six trainee journalists receive bursaries 30th July 2009

The careers of six young trainee journalists are off to a flying start after receiving bursaries from the Journalism Diversity Fund.

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Top trainees pick up prizes for outstanding law exams 13th July 2009

A reporter who won an NCTJ prize for an outstanding performance in a recent media law exam has underlined the importance for trainee journalists to have an in-depth knowledge of the subject.

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Reporting restrictions tackled by new edition of McNae 10th July 2009

Media coverage of court cases is facing alarming threats to its future, the co-author of the UK’s leading media law textbook warned today.

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Packed programme for media law seminar 2nd July 2009

The unveiling of a new edition of a key text, a leading speaker from the legal world and prize-winning students make a packed programme for an upcoming media law seminar.

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Trainee journalists prepare to sit the NCE 2nd July 2009

Trainee journalists across the country sat the National Certificate Examination (NCE) last week.

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Shorthand still a vital skill for postgraduates 2nd July 2009

Shorthand remains a vital skill for postgraduate students agreed tutors from ten accredited courses at a recent NCTJ forum.

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A fond farewell to three long-serving NCTJ board members 26th June 2009

Three long-serving members of the NCTJ media law board were thanked for years of dedicated service as they received a fond farewell from colleagues.

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Students grill NCTJ leaders 15th June 2009

Three students who have completed NCTJ-accredited courses met the training body’s board of directors to give their views last week.

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Shorthand prize winners named 9th June 2009

Speed and accuracy were celebrated at the NCTJ’s Shorthand Seminar in London on Friday (5 June), as the annual shorthand prize winners were named.

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Shorthand is here to stay, says editor 8th June 2009

“Shorthand is priceless.” These were the words of Dave King, editor of the Swindon Advertiser, as he addressed the NCTJ’s annual shorthand seminar in London on Friday (5 June).

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NCTJ students shine in Scottish awards 28th May 2009

Students on NCTJ-accredited courses dominated the limelight at a journalism awards ceremony in Scotland this week.

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Photographers make the grade 21st May 2009

Eighteen trainee press photographers and photo-journalists took part in the NCTJ’s latest exam on May 6, at The Sheffield College. Twelve of them made the grade as seniors– a pass rate of 67 per cent.

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Time to enter NCTJ journalism awards 2009 28th April 2009

Excellence in journalism is the goal for those entering this year’s NCTJ Awards, which is being launched today.

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Surge in NCE candidate numbers 17th April 2009

The number of trainee reporters who sat the NCTJ’s National Certificate Examination in March 2009 was the highest in two years.

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Top-performing NCE reporters named 16th April 2009

Four newly-qualified senior journalists are to be rewarded for their excellent performance in the March 2009 National Certificate Examination.

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Innovative new course accredited by the NCTJ 27th March 2009

The youngest university in Wales can now boast an NCTJ accredited course in print journalism.

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Journalists still pursuing excellence 5th March 2009

Trainee journalists are still striving to achieve the gold standard of training, supported by their publications, despite redundancies and restructuring in the industry.

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Joint Journalism Training Council consultation 25th February 2009

The NCTJ has joined forces with the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) and the Periodicals Training Council (PTC) to help develop multi-media journalism training.

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Kick-off for sports journalism distance learning course 25th February 2009

Sports journalism is a dynamic and popular field of expertise, where passions for all kinds of sport and journalism unite. Competition for work is fierce and often, an amount of ingenuity and luck are required to get started.

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Student Council becomes a firm fixture 22nd February 2009

Following the success of last year’s inaugural Student Council, it is to become a permanent fixture in the NCTJ calendar.

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Get a job tips for student journalists 17th February 2009

‘Maturity, passion and confidence’ were the bywords of how to get a job in journalism, editors agreed at the NCTJ’s Student Council meeting in London on Friday.

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Invaluable PA book published 13th February 2009

Knowing about public affairs is more relevant to journalists today than ever before. That was the message from Kim Fletcher, NCTJ chairman, at the launch of a new book on the subject in London today.

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New accreditation chief appointed 5th February 2009

The NCTJ has appointed the Essex Chronicle’s community editor as its new head of accreditation.

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Distance learner is Archant Newcomer of the Year 29th January 2009

A trainee reporter who completed her NCTJ training via distance learning has won the Newcomer of the Year accolade at her newspaper company’s annual awards.

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Shorthand exam numbers rocket 22nd January 2009

The number of students sitting shorthand exams at the start of the 2008-9 academic year was almost double the number sat in the same period the previous year. A total of 736 exams were sat between September and December 2008, compared to 403 between the same dates in 2007-8.

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Student journalists from News Associates London and the University of Sunderland meet NCTJ directors 30th November 2012

Representatives from this year’s Student Council attended the NCTJ’s June board meeting to give their views about their training and qualifications.

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Student journalists from News Associates London and the University of Sunderland meet NCTJ directors 30th November 2012

Representatives from this year’s Student Council attended the NCTJ’s June board meeting to give their views about their training and qualifications.

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First NCTJ quality assurance annual report is published 30th November 2008

The first annual report from the NCTJ’s quality assurance and standards committee has been published.

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Early bird rates available for Journalism Skills Conference in Bournemouth 30th November 2003

The NCTJ is to stage its sixth annual Journalism Skills Conference in Bournemouth on 27-28 November 2013. 

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