Eleven students have been rewarded for their hard work in the Diploma in Journalism exams after being presented with awards at the annual NCTJ Student Council meeting, which was hosted by BBC Academy Birmingham on Friday, 2 February.
An audience of 45 journalism student representatives from NCTJ-accredited course providers were in attendance at the 2018 student council gathering, held on Friday, 2 February at BBC Academy in Birmingham.
2018 marks fifty years since the invention of Teeline shorthand, the fundamental skill for journalists, and the NCTJ is celebrating Teeline’s golden anniversary with a number of activities throughout the year, including a special ‘Tee party’ celebration at the NCTJ’s annual shorthand seminar in June.
Regional and national television journalist Nick Owen, currently presenter of BBC Midlands Today, will present the NCTJ diploma exam awards at the 2018 Student Council meeting at BBC Academy Birmingham on Friday, 2 February.
Abigail Weaving, former senior reporter at the Saffron Walden Reporter, has been awarded the Paul Durrant Award for her outstanding performance in the NCTJ’s 2016-17 National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) exams.
The NCTJ is sad to learn of the death of Jim Brennan on 7 December, aged 96.
A total of 78 per cent of trainees in the November sitting of the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) exams achieved the qualification.
After a record 78 per cent pass rate in the November NQJ exams, the highest performing candidates in each of the four sections have received high praise from the exam moderator.
Kim Fletcher, chairman of the NCTJ, has used the charity’s annual report to reinforce the importance of ensuring journalists have the core skills to succeed in a competitive industry.
Print journalism remains a fantastic place to work for trainees despite the digital news revolution, delegates at the NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Conference were told today.
WHY are there so few disabled journalists? What stops students from some ethnic groups having a career in the media, even when they have trained for one? Why are journalism students who had a privately-funded education more likely to be working as a journalist than those who went to a state school?
NCTJ chairman Kim Fletcher welcomed delegates to the 2017 Journalism Skills Conference with a message that in an industry experiencing permanent change, the constant element of trust has never been more important.
Students, trainees and apprentices were honoured at the NCTJ Awards for Excellence gala dinner and ceremony at Hampton Court Palace on Thursday, 23 November.
The 2016-17 accredited course performance awards were presented during the NCTJ Awards for Excellence gala dinner at Hampton Court Palace on Thursday, 23 November.
David Holmes, an exceptional broadcast, newspaper and digital journalist who has trained and inspired the careers of hundreds of journalists, has been honoured with the 2017 NCTJ chairman’s award for his outstanding contribution to journalism training and education.
For the fourth year in a row, the NCTJ has partnered with Press Gazette to produce a training guide for aspiring journalists.
With terrorism never far from the headlines in 2017, this year’s NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference will address some of the issues faced by journalists – including inexperienced trainees and students – covering these traumatic events.
The National Council for the Training of Journalists have launched a promotional video for the Journalism Diversity Fund, produced by Sky Sports News apprentice Daniel ‘Zinny’ Boswell.
Sophy Ridge, Sky News presenter, is to present the NCTJ Awards for Excellence this year at the Journalism Skills Conference gala dinner and ceremony, taking place on Thursday, 23 November at Hampton Court Palace.
Three Journalism Diversity Fund recipients were presented with bursaries yesterday as part of the annual celebratory event, which was hosted by Google News Lab at their King’s Cross offices.
Unconscious bias, mental health and disability were on the agenda at the inaugural diversity in journalism seminar from the National Council for the Training of Journalists, which took place yesterday, 18 October, at Google News Lab in London.
The shortlist for the NCTJ Awards for Excellence 2017 has been announced with some 43 students, trainees and apprentices in contention for awards.
More than 100 journalists, editors and industry professionals will join the National Council for the Training of Journalists on Wednesday, 18 October at its inaugural diversity in journalism seminar in London, hosted by Google News Lab.
For the second year running, the NCTJ lent its support to the annual Shine School Media Awards, a national competition that aims to encourage and recognise young creative talent in secondary schools.
The NCTJ and Facebook held a seminar for journalists and educators at Facebook’s London offices on Thursday, 14 September.
The Printing Charity, which has supported people of all ages working in printing, packaging and publishing since 1827, has become the latest sponsor of the Journalism Diversity Fund.
Following recent queries about NCTJ support for learners with particular needs, please see our statement below. We would like to emphasise that this is not a new policy.
Two-thirds of trainees in the July sitting of the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) exams achieved the qualification.
The exam moderator has congratulated NQJ award winners on achieving top marks in July’s NQJ exam.
The NCTJ is looking to recruit individuals with an experienced journalistic background to join our team of end-point assessment (EPA) markers for the Level 3 apprenticeship standard for a junior journalist.
A former apprentice has been involved in the launch of a local TV channel, as the KM Group goes live with KMTV, a Freeview and Virgin channel available across the county of Kent.
Stephen Pritchard, readers’ editor of The Observer, gave a warm opening address at the NCTJ’s shorthand seminar, which took place on Friday 16 June 2017.
The NCTJ’s flagship event, the Journalism Skills Conference, returns this year on 23 and 24 November. Delegates will be guests of Sky and Kingston University for two days of talks, debate and discussion, with Hampton Court Palace providing a magnificent backdrop for our annual awards ceremony.
In times of great change in the media industry, the NCTJ is launching an award to encourage and recognise innovation in journalism education and training.
The NCTJ Awards for Excellence are open for entries from students and trainee journalists across the UK.
Seventy-two per cent of candidates achieved senior status in the March sitting of the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ).
‘Old-School Journalism Techniques Are Still What All Good Reporters Need’
The NCTJ’s Essential Journalism examination, introduced last November on the Cirrus Assessment platform, has been recognised in the inaugural International e-Assessment Awards.
The fifth edition of Essential Public Affairs for Journalists (Oxford University Press), an invaluable guide for both journalism students and practising journalists, has been launched.
The NCTJ has commissioned and published a 52-page report, Exploring Freelance Journalism, which provides independent, comprehensive labour market information about the freelance journalism sector and includes the results of a recent survey of more than 600 freelance journalists.
Essential qualities sought by editors were revealed to delegates at the NCTJ 2017 Student Council.
Sky Sports News presenter Rob Wotton presents NCTJ diploma exam awards at 2017 Student Council