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Journalism careers guide

Do you want to be a journalist? Our journalism careers guide is packed full of information, tips and advice on how to get into one of the most exciting careers around.

Sponsored by the Financial Times, our journalism careers guide is sent to secondary schools and colleges across the UK.

Find out about the different training routes available and hear from alumni about the different paths they took into successful careers.

The guide also features easy-to-navigate listings of all NCTJ-accredited courses, which are a cut above the rest.

BBC Radio London presenter and producer Jacqueline Shepherd, who studied at News Associates in London, is this year’s cover star, and talks about how achieving the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism has helped her level up her career.

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I wanted to level up, because I was essentially self-taught. It was the confidence in myself that got me this far. If I got some formal training then that will give me the boost I need.
Jacqueline Shepherd

Also in the guide:

  • The benefits of studying journalism
  • Journalism terms defined
  • A day in the life of a court reporter
  • The endless opportunities in using TikTok as a journalist
  • Choose the right route for you
  • NCTJ-accredited course listings

…and much more!

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