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Award-winning reporters celebrate NCE results 19th December 2012

Four newly-qualified senior reporters are celebrating after winning awards for exceptional performance in the November National Certificate Examination.

Two sports reporters achieve senior status 19th December 2012

Four candidates sat the National Certificate Examination for Sports Reporters this November, and two of them were awarded the qualification.

Scottish journalist wins annual NCE award 19th December 2012

Laura Paterson, a senior reporter with the Press and Journal (Aberdeen), has won the TS Murray Award for her performance in the National Examination Certificate

56 journalists achieve senior status in November NCE 18th December 2012

A further 56 journalists are celebrating achieving senior status after passing the National Certificate Examination for reporters.

Press photographers pass November NCE 18th December 2012

Two candidates sat exams in November’s sitting of the National Certificate Examination for Press Photographers and Photojournalists and both gained senior status.

NCTJ updates professional qualification for reporters 18th December 2012

The National Certificate Examination (NCE), the NCTJ’s senior journalism qualification, is to be re-launched as the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) next year.

New developments discussed at NCTJ annual conference 30th November 2012

New specialist options, a foundation certificate and an apprenticeship scheme were launched at the Journalism Skills Conference on Wednesday.

NCTJ announces compulsory ethics module for diploma students 30th November 2012

The NCTJ announced proposals for a new ethics module is to be included in the Diploma in Journalism on the first day of the annual skills conference on Wednesday.

Sir Michael Parkinson recalls 61 years in journalism at NCTJ gala dinner 29th November 2012

Sir Michael Parkinson entertained delegates with tales of his journalism career at this year’s NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference at the Nottingham Contemporary on 28 November.

Top performing NCTJ-accredited courses recognised at Journalism Skills Conference 29th November 2012

The five top performing NCTJ accredited courses 2011-12 were presented with awards following the gala dinner at the Journalism Skills Conference held at Nottingham Contemporary on 28 November.

NCTJ Chairman’s Award honours newspaper training guru 28th November 2012

David Rowell, head of editorial learning and development at Johnston Press and NCTJ Journalism Qualifications Board member, has been honoured with the 2012 NCTJ Chairman’s Award for his outstanding contribution to journalism training and education.

Excellence in journalism celebrated at NCTJ conference 28th November 2012

Promising young journalists and photographers were presented with their NCTJ Awards for Excellence at the Journalism Skills Conference in Nottingham today.

NCTJ chairman debates the future of traditional journalism 27th November 2012

NCTJ chairman Kim Fletcher argued that traditional journalism is not dead at a debate held in the committee rooms of the House of Commons last night (26 November).

NCTJ chairman debates the future of traditional journalism 20th November 2012

An NCTJ student from the University of Sheffield has been nominated for a literary award for her first book.

NCTJ student nominated for literary award 20th November 2012

An NCTJ student from the University of Sheffield has been nominated for a literary award for her first book.

NCTJ director awarded fellowship of Society of Editors 18th November 2012

NCTJ board member Ed Curran has been awarded the highest honour from the Society of Editors, being made a Fellow of the Society.

Journalists at Work 2012 15th November 2012

The online survey of working journalists that forms part of the NCTJ's large scale research project into the journalism industry closes on Monday, 19 November.

NCTJ chief executive discusses training developments at Society of Editors Conference 12th November 2012

NCTJ chief executive Joanne Butcher delivered a short address at the Society of Editors Conference in Belfast today.

Journalists, sub-editors and photographers sit National Certificate Examination 9th November 2012

Journalists across the country sat the NCTJ National Certificate Examination today in a bid to achieve senior reporter status

NCTJ chief executive to speak at Society of Editors Conference 9th November 2012

NCTJ chief executive Joanne Butcher is to deliver a short address at the Society of Editors annual conference in Belfast on Monday, 12 November.

NCTJ student named Student Digital Journalist of the Year 8th November 2012

Elena Cresci, who has recently graduated from the NCTJ-accredited MA/PgDip in Journalism at Cardiff University, has won the award for Student Digital Journalist of the Year at the Guardian Student Media Awards.

One month until Journalism Skills Conference 25th October 2012

Journalism Skills Conference takes place on 28 and 29 November in Nottingham.

NCTJ short course in freelance journalism 11th October 2012

The NCTJ is to offer a new one-day training course in Freelancing for Journalists as part of its short course, professional training programme.

Sri Lanka Press Institute Chairman visits NCTJ 11th October 2012

The NCTJ has renewed its close relationship with the media in Sri Lanka with a visit from Kumar Nadesan, chairman of the Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI).

NCTJ students secure coveted positions with News International Graduate Trainee Scheme 8th October 2012

Three former NCTJ students have secured positions with The Sun through the News International Graduate Trainee Scheme, beating off competition from hundreds of applicants.

NCTJ to fund comprehensive journalism research 1st October 2012

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

Wolverhampton College students celebrate success 1st October 2012

NCTJ chief executive Joanne Butcher presented awards to journalism students at Wolverhampton College last week.

Four new courses awarded NCTJ accreditation 1st October 2012

The NCTJ’s board of directors has approved accreditation for four new journalism courses and also confirmed the renewal of accreditation for 17 courses.

Budding press photographers learn about careers and training 28th September 2012

More than 50 budding press photographers and photojournalists gathered at Press Association in London yesterday to hear about training and career opportunities in the industry, at a seminar organised by the NCTJ and supported by FujiFilm UK.

Nosweat Journalism Training - Updated 28th September 2012

Stephen Ward has pleaded guilty to four offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.

Student website seeks community editor 24th September 2012

NCTJ-accredited course provider Staffordshire University has secured European funding to recruit a community editor for its successful student news site.

Successful pilot year for NCTJ broadcast journalism qualification 24th September 2012

The new NCTJ industry qualification in broadcast journalism has come to the end of its first successful year in operation.

Supporters celebrate success of Journalism Diversity Fund 21st September 2012

Media industry professionals, bursary recipients and their tutors met on Thursday to celebrate the success of the Journalism Diversity Fund. More than 60 guests attended the annual lunch, which this year was hosted by the Daily Mail at Associated Newspapers’ offices in Kensington, London

NCTJ Awards for Excellence deadline extended 13th September 2012

The deadline for entries to this year’s NCTJ Awards for Excellence has been extended by two weeks.

Judges announced for NCTJ Awards for Excellence 10th September 2012

Award-winning journalists from The Times and the Daily Mail are among those who have been announced as judges for this year's NCTJ Awards for Excellence.

New shorthand CD available 6th September 2012

The NCTJ has released a new 100 words-per-minute shorthand CD to help students practice.

Just two weeks left to enter NCTJ Awards for Excellence 31st August 2012

Time is running out for students and trainees to enter the NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism. The deadline for entries is now just two weeks away, on 14 September 2012.

Invest in Nottingham supports NCTJ conference 29th August 2012

The National Council for the Training of Journalists is delighted to announce that Invest in Nottingham is supporting the charity’s fifth annual Journalism Skills Conference that will visit the city later in the year.

Sir Michael Parkinson to deliver after-dinner speech at NCTJ conference 22nd August 2012

Sir Michael Parkinson, one of Britain’s best-known television presenters, is to deliver the after-dinner speech at this year’s NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference in Nottingham.

Nosweat Journalism Training - Updated 10th August 2012

Former director and chief executive officer of Nosweat Journalism Training charged with unfair trading and fraud.

NCTJ director to launch journalism training programme in Africa 10th August 2012

NCTJ board member and award-winning editor, Alan Geere, is swapping Essex for Africa to help journalism students in Uganda.

Two awards for Westmorland Gazette journalist 9th August 2012

Hannah Upton of the Westmorland Gazette is celebrating today after not only passing her National Certificate Examination to become a senior journalist, but also winning two awards for her outstanding performance in the exams.

NCTJ student joins Society of Editors 24th July 2012

Claire Meadows, who has just completed the NCTJ-accredited fast-track journalism course at Liverpool Community College, has joined the Society of Editors as Research Assistant.

Success for former Journalism Diversity Fund recipient 24th July 2012

A former Journalism Diversity Fund recipient has been appointed as an editorial assistant to Sky Sports News.

NCTJ photography student wins Emerging Talent Award 19th July 2012

Alex Whitehead, who completed the NCTJ photojournalism course at Sheffield College, last night won the Emerging Talent Award at the O2 Media Awards for Yorkshire and the Humber.

Two weeks left to take advantage of conference early bird rate 17th July 2012

There are just two weeks left to take advantage of the discount, early bird booking rate for the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference in Nottingham on 28 and 29 November 2012.

NCTJ photography seminar and reunion 17th July 2012

The NCTJ is to hold a photography seminar at Press Association in London on 27 September.

Employers, tutors and students back new broadcast journalism qualification 16th July 2012

Media professionals, educators and students came together on Friday to discuss the new broadcast journalism module developed by the NCTJ for the Diploma in Journalism.

Local businesses take advantage of NCTJ initiative 16th July 2012

Local businesses had the opportunity to boost their media skills last week, thanks to introductory workshops delivered by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).

Sub-editors, news and sports reporters sit NCE today 6th July 2012

More than one hundred reporters, two sports reporters and four sub-editors took the NCTJ National Certificate Examination today hoping to gain senior qualification status.

Honorary degree for NCTJ board member 6th July 2012

NCTJ board member Ed Curran has been awarded an honorary degree recognising his services to journalism.

NCTJ submits further evidence to Leveson Inquiry 28th June 2012

A second submission has been made by the NCTJ to the Leveson Inquiry.

Google supports NCTJ conference 22nd June 2012

The National Council for the Training of Journalists is delighted to announce that Google is to be a headline sponsor of the fifth annual Journalism Skills Conference.

Top-performing shorthand students rewarded 21st June 2012

Two NCTJ students have been rewarded for achieving one hundred per cent accuracy in the NCTJ shorthand exams.

Sky supports growth of the Journalism Diversity Fund 21st June 2012

The Journalism Diversity Fund is expanding into broadcast media with support from Sky

Court reporting expert addresses delegates at NCTJ Shorthand Seminar 21st June 2012

Award-winning journalist Sarah Chapman shared some shocking stories and interesting tales of her time as a court reporter at the NCTJ Shorthand Seminar in Manchester yesterday (20 June)

Award-winning student journalist joins NCTJ 19th June 2012

Award-winning student journalist, Lisa Nelson from Belfast Metropolitan College, is to join the NCTJ as the new Journalism Diversity Fund Intern from July 2012.

Student Council representatives share views with NCTJ directors 8th June 2012

Three students joined NCTJ directors at their board meeting in London on Thursday, 7 June, to share their views about their training and qualifications.

NCTJ training initiative for local businesses 1st June 2012

Local businesses are being offered the chance to boost their skills thanks to introductory workshops delivered by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).

Diversity in Journalism 31st May 2012

A Cabinet Office report published yesterday has highlighted concerns about the lack of social mobility in the professions with journalism one of the industries focused on.

“Anyone can do data journalism” delegates told 30th May 2012

Delegates attending the NCTJ Data Journalism Seminar on 25 May at Bloomberg in London heard that “anyone can do data journalism but not necessarily well” by Simon Rogers, editor of the Guardian Data Blog and Datastore, as part of his presentation on relevant skills and technology.

Sports journalism students report on Wembley play-offs 28th May 2012

Two talented sports journalism students reported from Wembley at the weekend thanks to a partnership between the NCTJ and the Football League.

NCTJ award-winner crowned Young Journalist of the Year 28th May 2012

A former NCTJ Awards for Excellence winner is celebrating after being crowned Young Journalist of the Year at the Regional Press Awards last Friday, 25 May.

Fifth NCTJ skills conference to visit journalism training ‘hotspot’ 24th May 2012

No price increase for early bird bookings at Journalism Skills Conference. This year the event takes place in Nottingham.

NCTJ award-winner reports from Championship play-off 21st May 2012

An award-winning NCTJ sports journalism student reported from Wembley Stadium on Saturday, as West Ham beat Blackpool to secure a return to the Premiership.

NCTJ Awards for Excellence open for entries 14th May 2012

The NCTJ’s annual Awards for Excellence in Journalism are now open for entries and this year there is a brand new award to celebrate student publications.

Still time to book for Data Journalism Seminar 11th May 2012

There are now just two weeks to go until the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ Data Journalism Seminar on 25 May 2012, at Bloomberg in London.

NCTJ student wins bursary to promote Cornish mining heritage 9th May 2012

Jamie Maddison, an NCTJ student from Cornwall College has won a six month bursary to promote Cornish mining heritage.

Ryman increases support of NCTJ students 9th May 2012

Ryman is now to sponsor both NCTJ shorthand awards, for 100wpm and 110/120wpm.

Top journalists help NCTJ develop business and finance journalism qualification 28th April 2012

The NCTJ is to add a new business and finance journalism module to the Diploma in Journalism which is being developed with the support of leading figures from the industry and journalism training.

Record number of applications received for Journalism Diversity Fund 24th April 2012

The first round of bursaries for 2012 is now closed and the Journalism Diversity Fund is delighted to have received a record number of applications for cohort one.

Stellar line-up for Data Journalism Seminar 20th April 2012

Additional keynote speakers have been announced for the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ Data Journalism Seminar on 25 May 2012, at Bloomberg in London.

First speakers announced for Data Journalism Seminar 13th April 2012

The National Council for the Training of Journalists is delighted to announce the first keynote speakers for the Data Journalism Seminar on 25 May 2012, at Bloomberg in London.

Celebrations for NCE award-winners 12th April 2012

Four newly-qualified senior reporters are celebrating after winning awards for exceptional performance in the March National Certificate Examination.

48 journalists achieve senior status in March NCE 12th April 2012

A further 48 journalists are celebrating achieving senior status after passing the National Certificate Examination for reporters.

NCTJ shorthand procedures 11th April 2012

The NCTJ has introduced a new format for running shorthand exams.

NCTJ at Huntingdonshire Business Fair 11th April 2012

The NCTJ short course team will be exhibiting at the Huntingdonshire Business Fair this year, that takes place at the Wood Green Animal Shelter on 19th April.

Journalism students deliver political news and comment to 50,000 homes 11th April 2012

NCTJ students from Staffordshire University have produced a newspaper which will be delivered direct to 50,000 homes throughout Stoke-on-Trent next week.

Head of accreditation to depart NCTJ 5th April 2012

The NCTJ’s accreditation chief, Michelle Lewis, will be leaving the NCTJ at the end of April to join her brother’s business which is launching in the UK.

Ethics training discussed at seminar 2nd April 2012

NCTJ media law tutors discussed the programmes of study and the teaching of regulation and ethics at the NCTJ Media Law Seminar in London on 30 March.

“McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists has become an institution” says Lord Hunt 30th March 2012

Lord Hunt, Chair of the Press Complaints Commission, officially launched the latest edition of McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists at the NCTJ Media Law Seminar at The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn in London on 30 March.

Award-winning media law performances 30th March 2012

The best performers in the last academic year’s NCTJ media law exams were honoured at the Media Law Seminar on 30 March, winning awards sponsored by Johnston Press and Oxford University Press.

Training is 'vital' says award-winning Sky News presenter 28th March 2012

The NCTJ's latest featured alumnus is Anna Botting, a Sky News presenter and award-winning journalist who became only the second woman to win the RTS Presenter of the Year award in 2012.

Two new courses awarded NCTJ accreditation 27th March 2012

The NCTJ’s board of directors has approved accreditation for two new journalism courses. Directors also confirmed the renewal of accreditation for 12 courses at their meeting on 8 March 2012.

NCTJ announces Data Journalism Seminar 9th March 2012

The National Council for the Training of Journalists is to run a topical one-day seminar focusing on integrating data journalism skills into training, sponsored by Bloomberg.

NCTJ students celebrate Royal Visit 9th March 2012

A 48-page magazine to mark the launch of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Tour was produced by second year students from the NCTJ-accredited single honours journalism course at the Leicester Centre for Journalism.

More than one hundred trainees sit National Certificate Examination today 9th March 2012

More than one hundred journalists took the NCTJ National Certificate Examination today hoping to gain senior qualification status.

21st edition of McNae's Essential Law for Journalists available to pre-order 15th February 2012

The 21st edition of McNae's Essential Law for Journalists is now available to pre-order from the NCTJ online shop.

NCTJ Student Council 13th February 2012

Olivia Heath, student journalist at Brunel University and a bursary recipient of the Journalism Diversity Fund, reports on the NCTJ Student Council meeting at MediaCityUK.

Celebrations for top sports journalism students 10th February 2012

The three top NCTJ sports journalism students have been awarded prizes from The Football League for their outstanding exam performance.

NCTJ photography tutor gives evidence at Leveson Inquiry 10th February 2012

An NCTJ press photography tutor gave evidence at The Leveson Inquiry into press ethics this week.

Crime reporter wins award for NCE 9th February 2012

A talented NCTJ-trained journalist from the Shields Gazette has been presented with a prestigious journalism award at the North East Press Awards in Sunderland.

Honour for talented NCTJ trainee 1st February 2012

A talented trainee reporter who completed his NCTJ training just six months ago, has been presented with the Leanne Gibbons Memorial Award 2012 for most promising trainee.

University of Ulster honours NCTJ board member 31st January 2012

NCTJ board member Ed Curran is to be awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (DLitt) from the University of Ulster in recognition of his services to journalism.

NCTJ alumnus, Alex Crawford, to deliver Bob Friend Memorial Lecture 27th January 2012

NCTJ alumnus and Sky News special correspondent, Alex Crawford, will deliver the annual Bob Friend Memorial Lecture at the University of Kent on 21 February.

The NCTJ in Sri Lanka 26th January 2012

In our latest blog, chief executive, Joanne Butcher, explains how the NCTJ is working with the media in Sri Lanka.

NCTJ student to recreate adventure 19th January 2012

An NCTJ student is marking the start of his journalism career by embarking on a 30,000km adventure, documenting his experiences as he goes.

Searching for NCTJ photographers 12th January 2012

The NCTJ is looking for photographers from the first residential course at Pendrell Hall in 1964.

Award-winning radio presenter to talk to NCTJ students 10th January 2012

Peter Allen, co-presenter of Drive on BBC Radio 5 live, is to offer advice to NCTJ students at the Student Council forum at MediaCity in Salford on 10 February.

"NCTJ training is badge of quality" says Guardian reporter 4th January 2012

Our first featured alumnus of 2012 is Haroon Siddique, a news reporter at the Guardian.

Student Council to visit MediaCity 4th January 2012

Student journalists will have the chance to network and share their views at the fifth NCTJ Student Council forum next month at MediaCity in Salford.