Early Christmas present for 40 NQJ trainees.
Double Award for Reporter in November NQJ
"The idea of being a single platform journalist has gone," said NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference panelist Joanne Cayford, digital and development editor of Newshour, BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4, in a session called “From the editor’s chair – what is the future?”
Student and trainee journalists were honoured at the NCTJ Awards for Excellence ceremony at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport on Thursday evening in a presentation led by BBC deputy political editor, John Pienaar.
Paul Jones, head of diploma training at Press Association Training, has been honoured with the 2016 NCTJ chairman’s award for his outstanding contribution to journalism training and education.
Awards for the top NCTJ-accredited courses for 2015-16 were presented during an awards dinner held at the Royal Navy Submarine Museum in Gosport on Thursday, 24 November.
Journalism training standards set by the NCTJ are imperative in the battle against fake news, senior industry figures said today.
Students at the City of Liverpool College and News Associates London are the first to sit the new newspaper and magazine regulation test which forms part of the essential journalism ethics and regulation module.
The NCTJ’s annual skills conference is to feature a stellar line-up of guest speakers from all sectors of the media to discuss the digital skills revolution and a range of topical issues in journalism.
A Twitter storm about shorthand, regarded by many as a journalist’s sacrosanct skill, erupted yesterday morning as some students discovered that shorthand is now an optional module in the structure of the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism. Fears were allayed by the facts: shorthand is mandatory for news journalists and isn’t going away but there is a lot more flexibility to cater for the full range of journalism careers.
John Pienaar, BBC deputy political editor, is to present the NCTJ Awards for Excellence this year at the Journalism Skills Conference gala dinner on Thursday, 24 November.
A new editorial diversity bursary scheme was launched today at the 2016 Society of Editors’ conference. Doug Wills, managing editor of the London Evening Standard and The Independent explained how the company was working with partners, including the NCTJ and Journalism Diversity Fund, to launch and fund the scheme.
The 2016 NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference sessions will be hosted this year in Portsmouth, home to two of the NCTJ’s leading accredited course providers: Highbury College and the University of Portsmouth.
The very first Claire Prosser bursary award was presented yesterday as part of the Journalism Diversity Fund’s annual reception, this year hosted by the London Evening Standard.
After a number of immensely successful fundraising campaigns, the Thomas Read bursary has decided to award two bursaries for the 2016-17 academic year. Announced at this year’s Journalism Diversity Fund annual reception, Sky Sports News executive editor and NCTJ trustee, Andy Cairns presented the bursaries.
Leading journalists, editors and industry professionals from across the UK, celebrated alongside bursary recipients and their tutors on Thursday, 22 September to celebrate the achievements of the people the fund has helped get into journalism.
The NCTJ has teamed up with Press Gazette to create a guide to journalism training.
Published by Press Gazette in association with the NCTJ, the 32-page guide includes tips from top journalists (including NCTJ alumnus and former Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger), advice on getting a job in the industry from editors and a full list of NCTJ-accredited courses.
The deadline for entries to this year’s NCTJ Awards for Excellence has been extended by one week. NCTJ students and trainees now have until 5pm on Friday, 23 September to submit their entries.
A team of NCTJ staff members joined the Read family on Saturday, 10 September to climb Wales’ highest mountain, Snowdon.
A record 76 per cent of candidates achieved senior status in the July sitting of the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ).
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’.
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.
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.
Peter Dash, who served for many years as our chairman of the press photography and photojournalism examinations board, died yesterday.
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.
Three top NCTJ sports journalism students have been awarded prizes from NFL UK for their outstanding exam performance in the academic year 2014-2015.
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.
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.
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.
The NCTJ Awards for Excellence are open for entries from students and trainee journalists across the UK.
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.
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.
A record 74 per cent of candidates achieved senior status in the March sitting of the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ).
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.
Journalists need to be kind, approachable and inquisitive, Saffron Walden Reporter journalist Michael Steward told an audience of high school students.
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.
Sixty-nine trainees sat the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) on Friday hoping to gain senior reporter status.
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.
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.
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.
Sky Sports News executive editor Andy Cairns has rallied NCTJ journalism students to sell their skills to employers and never stop learning.
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.
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.
Robin Crowther, long-serving journalism trainer at Darlington College and former member of the NCTJ media law examinations board, has died aged 74.
Roz McKenzie, head of journalism at Lambeth College, has been appointed as a director and trustee of the NCTJ.
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.
The results tables for 2014-15 have been published on the NCTJ website.