Four trainee reporters have been recognised for their exceptional performances in November’s National Certificate Exam – earning each of them a £250 prize.
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.
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.
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.
The University of Kent's Centre for Journalism has set up a journalism scholarship in partnership with the Daily Mail.
Kevin Leonard is a successful journalist and reporter for BBC News Online, based in Cardiff.
Brunel University’s degree in Journalism has become the NCTJ’s newest accredited course.
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.
The second day of the 2010 Journalism Skills Conference in Cardiff featured an update on the gold standard qualifications and information on upcoming developments.
NCTJ chairman Kim Fletcher stressed the importance of maintaining high standards of journalism at the charity’s Annual General Meeting in Cardiff last week.
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.
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.
A topical and informative question time panel debate took place at the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference at the Wales Millennium Centre on 2 December.
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
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.
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.
Brunel University have been conducting a survey into whether media convergence is changing the way news is selected and written, and head of journalism.
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.
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.
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.
Two NCTJ trainee journalists who passed their photography National Certificate Examination this year have had their talent recognised with prestigious annual awards.
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.
Five trainee press photographers and photojournalists sat the National Certificate Examination in November with three candidates achieving the gold standard qualification.
A group of former NCTJ students from Harlow College are organising a reunion party in the town next autumn.
Journalism students, studying the NCTJ-accredited course at Harlow College have launched its first online newspaper to showcase the talent at the centre.
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
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.
NCTJ chief executive Joanne Butcher today gave a presentation on ‘Journalists for the future’ at the Society of Editors conference in Glasgow.
The exciting programme for the 2010 Journalism Skills Conference has been announced, with an impressive line up of speakers and participants
The short courses pages of the NCTJ website have been refreshed and updated, and now include course overviews available for download.
Ninety trainee journalists have been sitting the NCTJ National Certificate Examination all over the country today.
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.
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.
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.
The new format distance learning shorthand course plan is now available to purchase from our website.
David Yelland is a successful writer and journalist, former editor of the The Sun and a partner at Brunswick Group LLP.
ITV News Group is looking for applications for its award winning Regional News Trainee Scheme in 2011
A NCTJ journalist has been named Young Journalist of the Year at an awards ceremony sponsored by the Daily Mail
A NCTJ trainee who only began her career a little over a year ago has won not one but two regional industry awards
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.
The shortlist for the NCTJ Awards for Excellence 2010 has been announced and is available to view on the website.
The National Council for the Training of Journalists has appointed Emma Hart as its new marketing and communications manager.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The NCTJ has accredited two new courses.
The NCTJ’s annual public affairs seminar took place at the Local Government Association in London on Friday 17 September.
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.
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.
The NCTJ’s cross-media accreditation board met for the first time on 8 September 2010, at the Guardian in London
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.
The NCTJ’s alumnus for September is BBC television and radio journalist John Inverdale.
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.
The Football League is to sponsor a new award that recognises the best performing candidates in the sports journalism exam
The NCTJ has awarded the National Certificate Examination to 74 trainee reporters who sat their exams at 11 centres in July.
The second NCE for sports reporters saw two more trainee reporters achieve senior status in the new qualification.
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.
A past bursary recipient of the Journalism Diversity Fund has gained senior reporter status after passing her National Certificate Examination.
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.
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.
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.
A new journalism diversity intern has been appointed by the NCTJ on a six-month internship.
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.
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.
Broadcaster Sky News has announced a limited number of editorial placements are available to talented journalism students.
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.
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.
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.
A career in journalism may beckon for twelve students from Newport who visited the headquarters of the National Council for the Training of Journalists.
The NCTJ has sought clarification from Sheffield College about the future of its press photography course.
13 Journalism Diversity Fund bursaries have been awarded this month, the largest ever number in a single cohort.
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.
There is plenty of time to enter the NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2010 before the September deadline.
Trainee journalists from across the country are preparing to sit the National Certificate Examination (NCE) on Friday 2 July.
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.
David Rowell, group editorial development executive of Johnston Press, supported the new format for NCTJ shorthand examinations when speaking at a Shorthand Seminar.
100 per cent accuracy and speed were celebrated at the NCTJ Shorthand Seminar as the annual prize winners for outstanding shorthand were announced.
The largest number of Journalism Diversity Fund applicants will be interviewed by three separate panels of editors and senior journalists this week.
The NCTJ board has re-accredited 21 journalism training courses delivered at nine centres across the UK.
26 centres delivering NCTJ-accredited courses have confirmed they will deliver the Diploma in Journalism, the charity’s new multimedia qualification for all journalists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An outstanding student on an NCTJ-accredited course won four awards at a ceremony last night celebrating the best of Scottish student journalism.
Geordie Greig, editor of the London Evening Standard, is the NCTJ-trained journalist to feature on the charity’s alumni webpage this month.
A career in journalism beckons for seven students from Saffron Walden after visiting the headquarters of the National Council for the Training of Journalists.
A Metropolitan Police emergency exercise at a football club proved a success thanks to journalism students studying NCTJ-accredited courses.
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.
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.
Entries are invited to the NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2010 which are launched this week.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
Changes to the time allowed to answer NCE exam questions have been announced by the NCTJ.
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.
Romance has blossomed for two journalists who met on an NCE refresher course.
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.
Four newly-qualified senior journalists are to be rewarded for their excellent performance in the March 2010 National Certificate Examination.
Two journalists have passed a brand new NCTJ qualification, the NCE for sports reporters, which was sat for the first time in March.
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.
A news video created by students studying NCTJ-accredited courses at the University of Sunderland was this month broadcast on ITV.
A student soon to complete an NCTJ-accredited course has won a place on the prestigious BBC journalism training scheme.
Student journalists from diverse backgrounds could receive help with course fees and living expenses by applying for bursaries from the Journalism Diversity Fund.
The NCTJ’s new multimedia qualifications for trainee journalists will be explained at a special forum at Bloomberg in London on Tuesday 20 April.
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.
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.
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.
Frank Warner, a respected journalist and tutor on NCTJ-accredited courses, has died aged 82.
186 trainee reporters sat the NCE for reporters, sports reporters and sub-editors on Friday 5 March
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.
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.
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.
Neil Webber, editorial training manager at KM Group, is retiring on Friday after 31 years working in regional journalism.
Four entrepreneurial journalists who met on an NCTJ-accredited course have launched their very own style magazine.
The first sitting of a brand new qualification, the NCE for Sports Reporters, takes place on Friday.
Following two inspection visits in January the NCTJ achieved and surpassed a key benchmark for people development and best management practice.
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.
Fees, feedback and more practical exam questions were among the topics raised at a lively NCTJ Student Council.
The life-changing benefits of studying an NCTJ-accredited course were clearly outlined to sixth form and undergraduate students at a university careers event.
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.
Student journalists will tomorrow participate in the NCTJ Student Council, an event which places students at the heart of NCTJ decision-making.
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.
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.
Progress on the development of the NCTJ’s radical new multimedia structure for journalism qualifications will be discussed at a special forum in April.
Student journalists will be encouraged to outline their vision and aspirations for multimedia training and qualifications at the NCTJ Student Council 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.
A respected writer, public relations director and former associate editor of Time has joined the NCTJ as head of accreditation.
An NCTJ-trained journalist and frequent NCE assessor for the news interview exam has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List.