Five aspiring journalists have been awarded Journalism Diversity Fund bursaries after impressing a panel of senior industry representatives who praised their determination, passion and potential to succeed.
Interest is growing in a new NCTJ qualification, the National Certificate Examination for sports reporters which is now open for registrations from trainee journalists.
Tight outlines and an imaginative use of the Teeline alphabet won two students copies of an NCTJ textbook.
Christina Johnson, the NCTJ’s journalism diversity intern, is to complete her six-month contract and start a job as a trainee reporter at the Luton and Dunstable Express at the end of January.
Four newly-qualified senior journalists are to be rewarded for their excellent performance in the November 2009 National Certificate Examination.
More than half of the trainee reporters who sat the National Certificate Examination in November were successful.
The winners of two annual awards for photographers who sit the National Certificate Examination for press photographers and photo-journalists have been announced.
Sally Magnusson, presenter of BBC Scotland’s flagship current affairs programme Reporting Scotland, gave an entertaining after dinner speech at the Journalism Skills Conference.
A journalist who worked on The Northern Echo and The Times, before becoming a legendary tutor on NCTJ accredited courses at Darlington College received the NCTJ Chairman’s award at the Journalism Skills Conference.
The six top performing NCTJ accredited courses 2008/9 received public recognition at the evening dinner of the Journalism Skills Conference hosted at BBC Scotland’s Pacific Quay headquarters.
A proposed new structure for a preliminary multimedia qualification for all journalists was outlined by the NCTJ’s Journalism Qualifications Board at the Journalism Skills Conference.
The skills needed by journalists today and the impact newsroom staffing levels have had on quality journalism were two of the controversial topics discussed during a lively question time panel debate.
The Journalism Skills Conference began with the director of BBC Scotland informing delegates that all sectors of journalism must operate in a multimedia world.
An MP and award-winning blogger firmly backed the NCTJ to deliver quality journalism training in a multimedia age at the Journalism Skills Conference.
News organisations should supply content tailored to the new generation of mobile phones - just one of the ideas for the future of the media proposed at a panel consultation session at the Journalism Skills Conference.
The importance of keeping up with the media industry’s digital revolution was stressed by Kim Fletcher, chairman of the National Council for the Training of Journalists, at the Council’s Annual General Meeting on 3 December.
Sally Magnusson, presenter of BBC Scotland’s flagship current affairs programme Reporting Scotland, will speak after the dinner at the Journalism Skills Conference 2009.
The work of a well-known NCTJ Press Photography and Photojournalism tutor has been recognised with a lifetime achievement award.
An MP who, according to Total Politics magazine, writes the best political blog in Westminster and Scotland, will be speaking on the second day of the Journalism Skills Conference at Hampden Park.
An interview focussing on an accident at a fireworks event made the November sitting of the NCTJ’s National Certificate Examination for Reporters ‘the most topical ever’.
12 trainee press photographers and photo-journalists sat the National Certificate Examination for Photographers this month with eight candidates demonstrating the gold standard of work needed to achieve the qualification.
A week-long NCTJ campaign to promote shorthand as a vital skill for aspiring journalists to learn has been hailed a success.
A new NCTJ shorthand textbook was launched today at the Society of Editors’ conference.
Promising young journalists and photographers were today rewarded for their hard work and commitment when they received NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism from Helen Boaden, the BBC’s director of news.
The editor of The Scotsman and the head of training at the BBC College of Journalism are among the leading figures making up a Question Time debate panel at the Journalism Skills Conference 2009.
The importance of shorthand as a core skill for all journalists was the subject of a Radio 4 broadcast interview this morning.
The number of NCTJ shorthand exams sat this year increased by 8 per cent, the third year in a row numbers have risen.
The NCTJ has tightened its examinations procedures following a complaint from a former Student Council representative who sat the same exam twice.
The vital skill of shorthand is set to be celebrated in a week of activities in November.
A former NCTJ student was last night announced The Times/Canon Young Photographer of the Year 2009 - the seventh time in eight years the title has been won by an NCTJ trained photographer.
Aspiring journalists studying on two NCTJ accredited courses will be offered paid newspaper shifts due to a groundbreaking training scheme launched today.
Sir Harold Evans, former editor of the Sunday Times and The Times and founding editor of Conde Nast Traveller, has resoundingly endorsed training courses accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists.
Two aspiring journalists praised the power of the Journalism Diversity Fund at a celebratory reception and lunch attended by senior editors and journalists who support the fund’s work.
Top guns of journalism talent have hit the target by making it to the shortlist stage of the NCTJ’s Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2009.
The winners of two awards for NCTJ public affairs examinations received cash prizes for their hard work at a seminar in London.
A brand new NCTJ qualification, the National Certificate examination for sports reporters, is now open for registrations from trainee journalists who will be able to take the exam for the first time in March next year if they have at least 18 months experience.
Supporters of the Journalism Diversity Fund will celebrate with the successful students and trainees the fund has helped at a reception and lunch next week.
Helen Boaden, the BBC’s director of news, will present NCTJ awards for excellence in journalism at the Society of Editors conference on Monday 16th November.
BBC Scotland’s Pacific Quay headquarters in Glasgow will be the venue for the Journalism Skills Conference 2009, an event which will help shape the structure of qualifications for multimedia journalists.
Seven budding journalists have been awarded bursaries from the Journalism Diversity Fund after impressing a panel of senior industry representatives.
A newly qualified senior journalist achieved the best National Certificate Examination (NCE) result for five years, since the logbook was first assessed as part of the qualification.
Trainee reporters are determined to complete their training despite the recession, the chief examiner of the NCTJ’s National Certificate Examination (NCE) has concluded.
A new intern to oversee and promote the Journalism Diversity Fund has been appointed by the NCTJ.
The careers of six young trainee journalists are off to a flying start after receiving bursaries from the Journalism Diversity Fund.
A reporter who won an NCTJ prize for an outstanding performance in a recent media law exam has underlined the importance for trainee journalists to have an in-depth knowledge of the subject.
Media coverage of court cases is facing alarming threats to its future, the co-author of the UK’s leading media law textbook warned today.
The unveiling of a new edition of a key text, a leading speaker from the legal world and prize-winning students make a packed programme for an upcoming media law seminar.
Trainee journalists across the country sat the National Certificate Examination (NCE) last week.
Shorthand remains a vital skill for postgraduate students agreed tutors from ten accredited courses at a recent NCTJ forum.
Three long-serving members of the NCTJ media law board were thanked for years of dedicated service as they received a fond farewell from colleagues.
Three students who have completed NCTJ-accredited courses met the training body’s board of directors to give their views last week.
Speed and accuracy were celebrated at the NCTJ’s Shorthand Seminar in London on Friday (5 June), as the annual shorthand prize winners were named.
“Shorthand is priceless.” These were the words of Dave King, editor of the Swindon Advertiser, as he addressed the NCTJ’s annual shorthand seminar in London on Friday (5 June).
Students on NCTJ-accredited courses dominated the limelight at a journalism awards ceremony in Scotland this week.
Eighteen trainee press photographers and photo-journalists took part in the NCTJ’s latest exam on May 6, at The Sheffield College. Twelve of them made the grade as seniors– a pass rate of 67 per cent.
Excellence in journalism is the goal for those entering this year’s NCTJ Awards, which is being launched today.
The number of trainee reporters who sat the NCTJ’s National Certificate Examination in March 2009 was the highest in two years.
Four newly-qualified senior journalists are to be rewarded for their excellent performance in the March 2009 National Certificate Examination.
The youngest university in Wales can now boast an NCTJ accredited course in print journalism.
Trainee journalists are still striving to achieve the gold standard of training, supported by their publications, despite redundancies and restructuring in the industry.
Sports journalism is a dynamic and popular field of expertise, where passions for all kinds of sport and journalism unite. Competition for work is fierce and often, an amount of ingenuity and luck are required to get started.
Following the success of last year’s inaugural Student Council, it is to become a permanent fixture in the NCTJ calendar.
‘Maturity, passion and confidence’ were the bywords of how to get a job in journalism, editors agreed at the NCTJ’s Student Council meeting in London on Friday.
Knowing about public affairs is more relevant to journalists today than ever before. That was the message from Kim Fletcher, NCTJ chairman, at the launch of a new book on the subject in London today.
The NCTJ has appointed the Essex Chronicle’s community editor as its new head of accreditation.
A trainee reporter who completed her NCTJ training via distance learning has won the Newcomer of the Year accolade at her newspaper company’s annual awards.
The number of students sitting shorthand exams at the start of the 2008-9 academic year was almost double the number sat in the same period the previous year. A total of 736 exams were sat between September and December 2008, compared to 403 between the same dates in 2007-8.