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Diversity bursaries awarded to five aspiring journalists 23rd December 2009

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.

NCE for sports reporters on the starting blocks 23rd December 2009

Interest is growing in a new NCTJ qualification, the National Certificate Examination for sports reporters which is now open for registrations from trainee journalists.

Winners of shorthand competition announced 23rd December 2009

Tight outlines and an imaginative use of the Teeline alphabet won two students copies of an NCTJ textbook.

Diversity intern moves to trainee reporter position 23rd December 2009

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.

Pace, drama and excellent shorthand are the hallmarks of award-winning NCE reports 18th December 2009

Four newly-qualified senior journalists are to be rewarded for their excellent performance in the November 2009 National Certificate Examination.

More than half of NCE candidates pass 18th December 2009

More than half of the trainee reporters who sat the National Certificate Examination in November were successful.

Winners of photography NCE awards announced 14th December 2009

The winners of two annual awards for photographers who sit the National Certificate Examination for press photographers and photo-journalists have been announced.

BBC Scotland presenter Sally Magnusson entertains guests at the Journalism Skills Conference dinner 8th December 2009

Sally Magnusson, presenter of BBC Scotland’s flagship current affairs programme Reporting Scotland, gave an entertaining after dinner speech at the Journalism Skills Conference.

Journalist, examiner, tutor and author receives NCTJ Chairman’s award for outstanding contribution to training 8th December 2009

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.

Top performing NCTJ accredited courses announced at the Journalism Skills Conference 8th December 2009

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.

Radical new structure for NCTJ multimedia qualification outlined at Journalism Skills Conference 8th December 2009

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.

Question time panel debate the future of quality journalism 8th December 2009

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.

BBC Scotland director says multimedia training has "never been as important 8th December 2009

The Journalism Skills Conference began with the director of BBC Scotland informing delegates that all sectors of journalism must operate in a multimedia world.

NCTJ is up to task of training new generation of multimedia journalists says MP and blogger 7th December 2009

An MP and award-winning blogger firmly backed the NCTJ to deliver quality journalism training in a multimedia age at the Journalism Skills Conference.

Conference told internet is over - market news for iphones 6th December 2009

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.

NCTJ chairman stresses the importance of multimedia journalism skills 5th December 2009

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.

BBC Scotland presenter Sally Magnusson to speak at Journalism Skills Conference 2nd December 2009

Sally Magnusson, presenter of BBC Scotland’s flagship current affairs programme Reporting Scotland, will speak after the dinner at the Journalism Skills Conference 2009.

Lifetime achievement award for tutor 30th November 2009

The work of a well-known NCTJ Press Photography and Photojournalism tutor has been recognised with a lifetime achievement award.

Packed schedule announced for Journalism Skills Conference 2009 30th November 2009

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.

NCE for Reporters hailed the most topical ever 30th November 2009

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’.

Photography NCE results announced 30th November 2009

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.

Shorthand Week hailed a success 30th November 2009

A week-long NCTJ campaign to promote shorthand as a vital skill for aspiring journalists to learn has been hailed a success.

New shorthand textbook launched 16th November 2009

A new NCTJ shorthand textbook was launched today at the Society of Editors’ conference.

NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2009 presented by BBC director of news 16th November 2009

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.

Industry heavyweights to debate future of quality journalism at Journalism Skills Conference 2009 13th November 2009

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.

NCTJ chairman on Radio 4 12th November 2009

The importance of shorthand as a core skill for all journalists was the subject of a Radio 4 broadcast interview this morning.

Shorthand exam sittings rise for third year in a row 10th November 2009

The number of NCTJ shorthand exams sat this year increased by 8 per cent, the third year in a row numbers have risen.

NCTJ exam procedures strengthened 9th November 2009

The NCTJ has tightened its examinations procedures following a complaint from a former Student Council representative who sat the same exam twice.

Celebration of shorthand planned 29th October 2009

The vital skill of shorthand is set to be celebrated in a week of activities in November.

Former NCTJ student wins The Times/Canon Young Photographer of the Year 2009 28th October 2009

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.

Groundbreaking journalism training scheme to pay students 26th October 2009

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 endorses NCTJ training 15th October 2009

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.

Trainees applaud the life-changing power of the Journalism Diversity Fund 1st October 2009

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.

Talented top guns on awards shortlist 1st October 2009

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.

Top performing students receive cash prizes 28th September 2009

The winners of two awards for NCTJ public affairs examinations received cash prizes for their hard work at a seminar in London.

NCE for Sports Reporters ready for kick-off 24th September 2009

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.

Diversity fund supporters to meet aspiring journalists 24th September 2009

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.

BBC director of news to present NCTJ awards to winners 24th September 2009

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.

Multimedia skills event to shape future of journalism training 24th September 2009

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 student journalists receive bursaries 26th August 2009

Seven budding journalists have been awarded bursaries from the Journalism Diversity Fund after impressing a panel of senior industry representatives.

Vicky achieves best NCE result for five years 14th August 2009

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.

Trainees determined to pass NCE despite recession 14th August 2009

Trainee reporters are determined to complete their training despite the recession, the chief examiner of the NCTJ’s National Certificate Examination (NCE) has concluded.

New intern to help promote the Journalism Diversity Fund 30th July 2009

A new intern to oversee and promote the Journalism Diversity Fund has been appointed by the NCTJ.

Six trainee journalists receive bursaries 30th July 2009

The careers of six young trainee journalists are off to a flying start after receiving bursaries from the Journalism Diversity Fund.

Top trainees pick up prizes for outstanding law exams 13th July 2009

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.

Reporting restrictions tackled by new edition of McNae 10th July 2009

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.

Packed programme for media law seminar 2nd July 2009

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 prepare to sit the NCE 2nd July 2009

Trainee journalists across the country sat the National Certificate Examination (NCE) last week.

Shorthand still a vital skill for postgraduates 2nd July 2009

Shorthand remains a vital skill for postgraduate students agreed tutors from ten accredited courses at a recent NCTJ forum.

A fond farewell to three long-serving NCTJ board members 26th June 2009

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.

Students grill NCTJ leaders 15th June 2009

Three students who have completed NCTJ-accredited courses met the training body’s board of directors to give their views last week.

Shorthand prize winners named 9th June 2009

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 here to stay, says editor 8th June 2009

“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).

NCTJ students shine in Scottish awards 28th May 2009

Students on NCTJ-accredited courses dominated the limelight at a journalism awards ceremony in Scotland this week.

Photographers make the grade 21st May 2009

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.

Time to enter NCTJ journalism awards 2009 28th April 2009

Excellence in journalism is the goal for those entering this year’s NCTJ Awards, which is being launched today.

Surge in NCE candidate numbers 17th April 2009

The number of trainee reporters who sat the NCTJ’s National Certificate Examination in March 2009 was the highest in two years.

Top-performing NCE reporters named 16th April 2009

Four newly-qualified senior journalists are to be rewarded for their excellent performance in the March 2009 National Certificate Examination.

Innovative new course accredited by the NCTJ 27th March 2009

The youngest university in Wales can now boast an NCTJ accredited course in print journalism.

Journalists still pursuing excellence 5th March 2009

Trainee journalists are still striving to achieve the gold standard of training, supported by their publications, despite redundancies and restructuring in the industry.

Joint Journalism Training Council consultation 25th February 2009

The NCTJ has joined forces with the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) and the Periodicals Training Council (PTC) to help develop multi-media journalism training.

Kick-off for sports journalism distance learning course 25th February 2009

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.

Student Council becomes a firm fixture 22nd February 2009

Following the success of last year’s inaugural Student Council, it is to become a permanent fixture in the NCTJ calendar.

Get a job tips for student journalists 17th February 2009

‘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.

Invaluable PA book published 13th February 2009

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.

New accreditation chief appointed 5th February 2009

The NCTJ has appointed the Essex Chronicle’s community editor as its new head of accreditation.

Distance learner is Archant Newcomer of the Year 29th January 2009

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.

Shorthand exam numbers rocket 22nd January 2009

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.