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Local Newspaper Week: Q&A with Josh Parry, Liverpool ECHO 18th May 2018

"A good local paper is part of the area's community. It's where people turn to when they've suffered an injustice - and it's often the place where national stories break."

Local Newspaper Week: Q&A with Toby Granville, Newsquest 17th May 2018

"Without that 'trusted' voice there is no-one distinguishing between facts and fiction - nor, crucially, holding those in power to account. I can't think of anything more important to society than sustaining that."

Local Newspaper Week: Q&A with April Roach, Romford Recorder 16th May 2018

"One of the best things about working for a local paper is that there are so many opportunities to get involved with the community and to report how national issues are affecting your patch on a more detailed level."

Local Newspaper Week: Q&A with Martin Wright, Shropshire Star 15th May 2018

"I enjoy the variety of the job - you really don’t know what you’ll be dealing with each day and I also enjoy making a difference, whether it be through our journalism or in promoting or supporting worthy causes."

NCTJ highlights local journalism training in support of Local Newspaper Week 2018 14th May 2018

As Local Newspaper Week begins today, the NCTJ is proud to support the campaign, run by Local Media Works.

Local Newspaper Week: Q&A with Laura Drysdale, Wakefield Express 14th May 2018

"Local journalism is a great platform for communities, highlighting issues and celebrating achievements. We can make a difference to our communities, changing things for the better."

NCTJ launches new approach to accreditation following a comprehensive review and radical changes to its qualifications 26th April 2018

The NCTJ is changing its approach to accreditation to reflect changes in journalism and journalism qualifications, education and training.

Double award winner in March NQJ exams 10th April 2018

A newly-qualified senior reporter for the Leamington Spa Courier has won two of the four awards available for his exceptional performance in the March National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) exams. Three of the four awards were won by City of Wolverhampton College alumni.

Lower pass rate for March NQJ exams 10th April 2018

Fifty-five per cent of trainees who sat the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) exams in March achieved the qualification. This is the lowest pass rate since the 49 per cent pass rate in July 2013.

My apprenticeship story - Safeeyah Kazi, London Evening Standard 9th March 2018

"Prior to beginning this course I had been very nervous about my lack of experience in journalism but was determined to learn as much as possible as quickly as possible to ensure that I was useful in the newsroom. I chose to delve into the apprenticeship route because it ensures a direct step in the door."

National Apprenticeship Week - how apprenticeships work for Archant 8th March 2018

Apprenticeships have been a core part of Archant’s recruitment drive since the NCTJ scheme launched in 2012. There is enormous value in leveraging the apprenticeship scheme because it opens doors to ambitious individuals looking to break into the industry while also creating huge benefits for our local newspaper titles.

My apprenticeship story - JP Asher, Archant 8th March 2018

"I was very fortunate to secure a place as an apprentice with my hometown paper, The Comet, within days of returning to the UK in September 2015 after living abroad for some years."

My apprenticeship story - Zinny Boswell, Sky Sports News 7th March 2018

"I have spent the last two years as an apprentice journalist at Sky Sports News and upon completion of the course I was handed a full-time job at the company. I am now a multi-platform producer, which entails producing video and written content for digital platforms, as well as creating news bulletins for various clients around the world, including Sky News."

Additional NQJ sitting for trainees affected by centre closures and adverse weather conditions 7th March 2018

Following disruption to the National Qualification in Journalism examinations on Friday, 2 March, the NCTJ is pleased to confirm a special exam sitting will take place on Friday, 23 March at centres in Glasgow and Swindon.

My apprenticeship story - Josie Hannett, KM Group 6th March 2018

"I started as an editorial apprentice at the KM Group in September 2014. I went straight from sixth into the newsroom at 18 years old, where I gained experience firstly in print at my local KM paper, then online, radio and my final stint was TV."

NCTJ supports National Apprenticeship Week 2018 5th March 2018

As National Apprenticeship Week 2018 begins on Monday, 5 March, the NCTJ is proud to support the campaign, co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service.

My apprenticeship story - Atif Rashid, BBC Birmingham 5th March 2018

"It’s not easy getting into the media industry but apprenticeships have opened up opportunities for people from all backgrounds."

NCTJ launches major survey of journalists 5th March 2018

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

NQJ exam centre closures on Friday, 2 March 2nd March 2018

Due to adverse weather conditions, a small number of exam centres have been unable to open today affecting the opportunity for some candidates to sit the National Qualification in Journalism examinations.

Leading editors urge students to aim for 100 wpm shorthand at 2018 Student Council 2nd February 2018

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.

NCTJ diploma awards presented by BBC presenter Nick Owen at 2018 Student Council 2nd February 2018

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.

BBC presenter Nick Owen to present NCTJ diploma awards at 2018 Student Council 25th January 2018

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. 

The NCTJ celebrates 50 years of Teeline shorthand 25th January 2018

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.

BBC presenter Nick Owen to present NCTJ diploma awards at 2018 Student Council 25th January 2018

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. 

Paul Durrant Award for outstanding NQJ results awarded in honour of NCTJ trainer and journalist 9th January 2018

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.