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Major NCTJ research project shows growing confidence within journalism 31st October 2018

A major research project exploring how the journalism industry has changed over the past six years has been published by the NCTJ.

Mentoring scheme launched for Journalism Diversity Fund students 30th October 2018

The Journalism Diversity Fund (JDF), administered by the NCTJ, has launched its first formal mentoring scheme to support bursary recipients.

NCTJ Awards for Excellence 2018 shortlist announced 22nd October 2018

After receiving a record-breaking 329 entries, some 52 students, trainees, apprentices, journalists and course providers have been shortlisted in the NCTJ Awards for Excellence 2018.

Patron blog: Never has it been more important to be a journalist 17th October 2018

"Never has it been more important to be a journalist. Never has it been more dangerous. And we’re not just talking war zones."

Multi-award winning journalist appointed patron of the NCTJ 17th October 2018

The NCTJ has appointed Alex Crawford, special correspondent for Sky News, as the charity’s first ever patron. 

Death of long-serving former NUJ representative on NCTJ board 15th October 2018

Bob Norris, who joined the Council in November 1968 and remained a director until 2006, has died aged 78.

Journalists and educators learn innovative social media skills at NCTJ and Facebook seminar 12th October 2018

Journalists, trainers and educators came together to learn innovative social media skills at the Facebook Journalism Project seminar 2018.

NCTJ publishes list of most respected journalists 10th October 2018

A 238-strong list of the most respected journalists, as nominated by journalists, is being revealed by the NCTJ.

News Media Association deputy chief executive joins NCTJ board 3rd October 2018

Lynne Anderson, deputy chief executive of the News Media Association, the voice of UK national, regional and local news media, has been appointed as a director and trustee of the NCTJ.

Diversity and inclusion on the agenda at Journalism Diversity Fund celebratory event 20th September 2018

More than 100 journalists, editors, educators and students attended today’s diversity in journalism seminar, which took part at Bloomberg’s London offices as part of its continuing support for the Journalism Diversity Fund (JDF).

Claire Prosser and Thomas Read bursaries presented at Journalism Diversity Fund celebratory event 20th September 2018

Three Journalism Diversity Fund (JDF) recipients were presented with bursaries today as part of the annual celebratory event.

NCTJ urges Cairncross review to consider the importance of sustaining and supporting the industry’s training scheme for journalists 14th September 2018

“High quality journalism depends on the availability of high quality journalists”, the NCTJ has said in its response to the Cairncross review call for evidence.

Industry to discuss diversity and inclusion in journalism at NCTJ seminar 7th September 2018

An audience of journalists, editors, employers and educators will join the National Council for the Training of Journalists on Thursday, 20 September at the 2018 diversity in journalism seminar.

NCTJ opens up NQJ to all journalism industry sectors 28th August 2018

The NCTJ is making radical changes to the assessments and structure of the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) in response to changes in journalism, journalism training and the media. 

A-Level results day: NCTJ-accredited journalism courses available through clearing 15th August 2018

Have you received your A-Level results? Were your results higher or lower than what you were expecting? Do you want to study journalism? If so, there are some great opportunities for you on NCTJ-accredited courses through clearing.

Award winners in July NQJ exams announced 14th August 2018

Four newly-qualified senior journalists have been congratulated by the exam moderator for achieving top marks in July’s NQJ exams.

Forty-seven per cent of trainees pass July NQJ exams 14th August 2018

Forty-seven per cent of trainees who sat the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) exams in July achieved the qualification. This is the lowest pass rate since the NQJ was first sat in 2013.

NCTJ running A-level clearing campaign to support accredited journalism courses 9th August 2018

The NCTJ is launching a campaign to signpost potential journalism students to accredited courses with spaces available through clearing.

Journalism Skills Conference 2018 welcomes you to Essex - home of the NCTJ and Harlow College 9th August 2018

The NCTJ’s flagship event, the Journalism Skills Conference, is to be hosted in Essex by one of the longest-standing journalism training centres in the UK – Harlow College.

Twenty-five bursaries awarded in second round of Journalism Diversity Fund 2018 8th August 2018

After receiving an unprecedented number of applications, cohort two of the 2018 Journalism Diversity Fund, which is administered by the NCTJ, has concluded with the awarding of 25 bursaries.

NCTJ raises more than £1,500 for Thomas Read bursary in sponsored walk 6th August 2018

A team of NCTJ staff members and supporters walked 15km to raise money for the Thomas Read bursary, helping people with disabilities train as journalists.

Previous recipients join NCTJ to raise money for Thomas Read bursary 26th July 2018

Three previous recipients of the Thomas Read bursary will be joining the NCTJ on Saturday, 4 August to raise money for the fund which helped them train as journalists.

NCTJ delivers exclusive webinar for accredited course providers, hosted by Facebook 19th July 2018

The NCTJ and Facebook today held a ‘train the trainer’ webinar for heads of journalism, course leaders and tutors on all NCTJ-accredited courses.

NCTJ supports aspiring journalists at the Shine School Media Awards 3rd July 2018

For the third year running, the NCTJ has 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 Evening Standard, The Independent and Press Association partner to offer apprenticeships to diverse candidates 28th June 2018

The Evening Standard, The Independent and Press Association (PA) have today announced a partnership to offer apprenticeships to encourage greater diversity in newsrooms.

NCTJ holding sponsored walk to help people with disabilities train as journalists 28th June 2018

On Saturday, 4 August, the Read family, Sky and other supporters will join the NCTJ in Essex for a sponsored walk to raise money for the Thomas Read bursary.

50 years of Teeline celebrated at NCTJ shorthand seminar 15th June 2018

The 50th anniversary of Teeline shorthand was celebrated at this year’s NCTJ shorthand seminar, which took place today in London.

Inspiring student unable to write with his hands tells NCTJ tutors how he learned shorthand 15th June 2018

Nottingham Trent University student Alex McKenzie gave an inspirational address at this year’s NCTJ shorthand seminar, which took place today in London.

Industry celebrates launch of 24th edition of McNae's Essential Law for Journalists at Middle Temple London 7th June 2018

The launch of the 24th edition of McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists was celebrated last night at a reception held at Middle Temple, London.

24th edition of McNae's Essential Law for Journalists to be published next week 1st June 2018

More than sixty years since the first edition, McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists remains the definitive media law guide for journalists and students alike. The 24th edition will be launched at a reception at Middle Temple on Wednesday, 6 June, and offers unrivalled practical guidance on a wide range of reporting situations.

NCTJ launches new award to recognise those promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in journalism training 24th May 2018

The NCTJ is launching an award to recognise the outstanding work of individuals, educators and trainers, and employers who promote equality, diversity and inclusion in the media and training sector.

NCTJ invites student and trainee journalists to enter 2018 Awards for Excellence 24th May 2018

The 2018 NCTJ Awards for Excellence are open for entries from students, trainees, junior journalists and apprentices across the UK. The annual awards, which are free to enter, recognise and reward the achievements of talented individuals with promising journalism careers ahead of them.

NCTJ outlines new international journalism qualification at networking event hosted by the Thomson Reuters Foundation 23rd May 2018

Journalism course leaders and senior lecturers from across the UK joined the NCTJ today to learn about and discuss a new qualification in international journalism, which the NCTJ is developing.

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.