The two-day Journalism Skills Conference is the NCTJ's flagship event, which brings together educators and employers from across the UK to discuss the latest developments in the industry, and journalism education and training.
This year's conference will take place on Thursday, 28 and Friday, 29 November at the University of Sunderland.
We will be joined by a host of speakers working at the cutting edge of new and innovative journalism techniques.
The two-day event will kick off with an insight into the Community News Project, and how the new breed of community reporters are making an impact. We will be hearing from reporters, as well as an editor, a trainer and a representative from Facebook.
A session on sports journalism in a digital age will look into how a sports reporter's role is affected by digital developments, audience statistics and social media.
We will also learn about the importance of resilience against online trolls and understanding personal safety as a journalist.
Storytelling with a smartphone will also be discussed, including the latest skills in social and mobile videojournalism.
The new jobs landscape for NCTJ graduates will examine the variety of roles students are now working in and how the skills acquired from the diploma are relevant to a plethora of successful careers.
The prestigious Awards for Excellence gala dinner and ceremony, which recognises the NCTJ’s top courses and celebrates the best new journalistic talent, will take place at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light on the evening of 28 November.