Diploma in Journalism
The NCTJ Diploma in Journalism equips trainee journalists with the knowledge and skills for professional entry level journalism. This new qualification was launched in 2010 to encompass the modern multimedia convergent journalist and replaced the Certificate in Journalism. The qualification has three under-pinning values:
- To focus on the vital skills of finding and telling stories accurately and to deadline
- To reflect that most journalists work in a multimedia environment and that ‘new’ and ‘traditional’ skills should be fully integrated and embedded in training and assessments
- To ensure the core essential skills are covered and assessed to a national standard but with flexibility to specialise
The structure and content of the Diploma in Journalism is below.