News 2010



NCE Prize winners announced 21st December 2010

Four trainee reporters have been recognised for their exceptional performances in November’s National Certificate Exam – earning each of them a £250 prize.

Pass rate remains high for NCE 20th December 2010

Sixty-two percent of the trainee reporters who sat the National Certificate Examination in November passed. The high pass rate is almost identical to that of the previous sitting.

Two more trainees pass the NCE for sports reporters 20th December 2010

The third NCE for sports reporters saw two more trainee reporters achieve senior status in the new qualification – a pass rate of 100 per cent.

More than five hundred sittings for first ever NCTJ diploma exams 16th December 2010

There were a total of five hundred and fifty seven exam sittings for the new NCTJ Diploma in Journalism at centres all across the country last week.

NCTJ students have chance of Daily Mail scholarship 9th December 2010

The University of Kent's Centre for Journalism has set up a journalism scholarship in partnership with the Daily Mail.

NCTJ course “proved life-changing for me” says successful BBC Online reporter. 9th December 2010

Kevin Leonard is a successful journalist and reporter for BBC News Online, based in Cardiff.

BA (Hons) Journalism at Brunel University becomes latest NCTJ-accredited course 9th December 2010

Brunel University’s degree in Journalism has become the NCTJ’s newest accredited course.

NCTJ course was “one of the best career decisions I’ve ever made” says motorsport features editor 8th December 2010

Steven English is the features editor for - the most popular independent motorsport website in the world with 1.5 million unique users per month.

New broadcast option outlined at Journalism Skills Conference 8th December 2010

The second day of the 2010 Journalism Skills Conference in Cardiff featured an update on the gold standard qualifications and information on upcoming developments.

NCTJ chairman highlights importance of high standards of journalism 6th December 2010

NCTJ chairman Kim Fletcher stressed the importance of maintaining high standards of journalism at the charity’s Annual General Meeting in Cardiff last week.

‘New world’ journalists debate convergence in journalism 6th December 2010

A panel of ‘new world’ journalists debated what it means to be a fully converged journalist, as part of the second day of the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference at Cardiff University.

Reporting devolution at the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference 6th December 2010

Mike Gilson, editor of the Belfast Telegraph and Betsan Powys, political editor for BBC Wales delivered presentations on the issues of reporting in the devolved nations, at this year’s Journalism Skills Conference in Cardiff.

Journalism skills debated by top editors from Welsh media 6th December 2010

A topical and informative question time panel debate took place at the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference at the Wales Millennium Centre on 2 December.

Clive Jones CBE entertains guests at the Journalism Skills Conference 3rd December 2010

Clive Jones CBE, delivered an interesting and entertaining after-dinner speech for guests at the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference in Cardiff Castle on 2 December

Journalism Skills Conference opened by topical Welsh Minister 3rd December 2010

Leighton Andrews, Minister for Children, Education and Lifelong Learning, opened the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference in Cardiff on 2 December with an address about reporting Welsh and regional news across the UK.

Walter Greenwood receives NCTJ Chairman’s award for outstanding contribution to training 3rd December 2010

Media law training guru, Walter Greenwood, has been honoured at the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference by being presented with the 2010 NCTJ Chairman’s award.

Convergence in journalism survey results 2nd December 2010

Brunel University have been conducting a survey into whether media convergence is changing the way news is selected and written, and head of journalism.

Top performing NCTJ-accredited courses receive awards at the Journalism Skills Conference 2nd December 2010

The six top performing NCTJ accredited courses 2009/10 were presented with awards following the gala dinner at the Journalism Skills Conference held at Cardiff Castle on 2 December.

Journalism Diversity Fund recipients report from Cardiff 1st December 2010

Two talented journalism students from Cardiff University are reporting on the Journalism Skills Debate taking place at the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference at the Wales Millennium Centre on 2 December.

Kingston University student paper scoops award 25th November 2010

The River, a paper worked on by students on the NCTJ-accredited MA at Kingston University scooped publication of the year at the 2010 Guardian Student Media Awards.

Award winning display from NCTJ-trained press photographers 25th November 2010

Two NCTJ trainee journalists who passed their photography National Certificate Examination this year have had their talent recognised with prestigious annual awards.

Clive Jones CBE joins stellar line-up for Journalism Skills Conference next week 25th November 2010

The NCTJ 2010 Journalism Skills Conference is taking place in a week’s time featuring an impressive line up of speakers and participants that now includes Clive Jones CBE delivering an after-dinner speech at Cardiff Castle.

Success for NCTJ photography trainees 25th November 2010

Five trainee press photographers and photojournalists sat the National Certificate Examination in November with three candidates achieving the gold standard qualification.

Harlow College reunion party 22nd November 2010

A group of former NCTJ students from Harlow College are organising a reunion party in the town next autumn.

NCTJ students set up news website 18th November 2010

Journalism students, studying the NCTJ-accredited course at Harlow College have launched its first online newspaper to showcase the talent at the centre.

NCTJ pays tribute to former accreditation chief 18th November 2010

Stephen Chambers, the NCTJ’s former head of accreditation and an accomplished journalist, has lost his long battle with cancer and died peacefully at home on 13 November

Celebrating excellence in journalism training 15th November 2010

The future of journalism was celebrated today with the presentation of the 2010 NCTJ Awards for Excellence to the year's best student and trainee reporters and photographers.

Journalists for the future 15th November 2010

NCTJ chief executive Joanne Butcher today gave a presentation on ‘Journalists for the future’ at the Society of Editors conference in Glasgow.

Impressive programme for Journalism Skills Conference 12th November 2010

The exciting programme for the 2010 Journalism Skills Conference has been announced, with an impressive line up of speakers and participants

Updated short course pages 10th November 2010

The short courses pages of the NCTJ website have been refreshed and updated, and now include course overviews available for download.

Ninety trainees aim for NCE success 5th November 2010

Ninety trainee journalists have been sitting the NCTJ National Certificate Examination all over the country today.

Centre for Journalism releases unique iPad app 4th November 2010

Kent University's Centre for Journalism has become one of the first university departments to have its own iPad app made available in the Apple Store.

Editorial decision making in the digital age 4th November 2010

Is media convergence changing the way news is selected and written? Brunel University is appealing for journalists and editors to spare a couple of minutes to answer their survey.

HE journalism chiefs stress commitment to quality education despite cuts 4th November 2010

The importance of maintaining quality journalism education despite higher education funding cuts was the hot topic at the NCTJ’s annual undergraduate forum for heads of journalism and course leaders.

New format shorthand distance learning 2nd November 2010

The new format distance learning shorthand course plan is now available to purchase from our website.

"The NCTJ set-up my career" says former Sun editor 28th October 2010

David Yelland is a successful writer and journalist, former editor of the The Sun and a partner at Brunswick Group LLP.

ITV Regional News Trainee Scheme open for applications 28th October 2010

ITV News Group is looking for applications for its award winning Regional News Trainee Scheme in 2011

NCTJ journalist named Young Journalist of the Year 27th October 2010

A NCTJ journalist has been named Young Journalist of the Year at an awards ceremony sponsored by the Daily Mail

Trainee wins two prestigious awards 22nd October 2010

A NCTJ trainee who only began her career a little over a year ago has won not one but two regional industry awards

Mike Dodd to co-author new edition of McNae 19th October 2010

The Press Association’s legal advisor and editor of Media Lawyer has been approved by Oxford University Press as the NCTJ’s new co-author of McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists.

NCTJ Awards for Excellence shortlist announced 18th October 2010

The shortlist for the NCTJ Awards for Excellence 2010 has been announced and is available to view on the website.

New marketing and communications expert joins the NCTJ 13th October 2010

The National Council for the Training of Journalists has appointed Emma Hart as its new marketing and communications manager.

Recognition for top performing students in media law exams 8th October 2010

Winners of the NCTJ’s media law prizes for the most outstanding exam papers in the 2008/09 academic year were announced at the media law exam board meeting on Friday, 1 October.

2009/10 shorthand exam figures released 30th September 2010

Shorthand exam sittings remained steady for the 2009/10 academic year. There were 4468 sittings at speeds of 60-120wpm in 2009/10 compared to 4424 the previous year.

NCTJ course “has served me well in broadcasting” says ITV News at Ten presenter 30th September 2010

Mark Austin, co-presenter of ITV’s News at Ten, has won numerous awards for his reporting of major foreign events spanning the last three decades.

Stellar speakers at the NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Conference in Cardiff 30th September 2010

This year’s annual NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference in Cardiff on 2-3 December is boasting a glittering line-up of top journalists from a full range of British media.

ITV Anglia news chief to lead work on NCTJ broadcast qualifications 29th September 2010

The National Council for the Training of Journalists has appointed Catherine Houlihan, head of news at ITV Anglia, as its first chairman and chief examiner for broadcast journalism.

“Journalism Diversity Fund helped kick-start enjoyable career to be proud of,” says senior reporter 24th September 2010

Past bursary recipients Chinwe Akomah and Sam Smith yesterday paid tribute to the work of the Journalism Diversity Fund at an annual reception to celebrate its success.

NCTJ accredits two new courses 23rd September 2010

The NCTJ has accredited two new courses.

The NCTJ presents two awards at annual public affairs seminar 20th September 2010

The NCTJ’s annual public affairs seminar took place at the Local Government Association in London on Friday 17 September.

A dream career or true love? The dilemma for one NCTJ student 16th September 2010

A Manchester student, who completed his NCTJ-accredited course at the University of Salford, faced a tricky decision recently when he had to choose between his dream career and the love of his life.

Celebration of a record year: Daily Mail to host Journalism Diversity Fund lunch 16th September 2010

Would-be journalists helped by the Journalism Diversity Fund will get the chance to network with industry professionals at an annual lunch to celebrate its success.

New NCTJ accreditation board meets to review strategy and re-accredits six courses 16th September 2010

The NCTJ’s cross-media accreditation board met for the first time on 8 September 2010, at the Guardian in London

Top media speakers join line-up for journalism skills debate 26th August 2010

Phil Henfrey, head of news for ITV, and Mark O’Callaghan, head of news and current affairs for BBC Wales, will be addressing delegates at the NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Conference in Cardiff on Thursday, 2 December.

Award-winning BBC presenter John Inverdale is the NCTJ’s alumnus of the month 25th August 2010

The NCTJ’s alumnus for September is BBC television and radio journalist John Inverdale.

Diversity fund to help 19 budding journalists pay for their training 24th August 2010

Nineteen hopefuls will have the chance to pursue a career in journalism after they were awarded bursaries by the Journalism Diversity Fund on Friday, 13 August.

Football League to sponsor sports journalism exam award 23rd August 2010

The Football League is to sponsor a new award that recognises the best performing candidates in the sports journalism exam

NCE entries hit by downturn in recruitment, but pass rate increases 13th August 2010

The NCTJ has awarded the National Certificate Examination to 74 trainee reporters who sat their exams at 11 centres in July.

Two more trainees pass the NCE for sports reporters 13th August 2010

The second NCE for sports reporters saw two more trainee reporters achieve senior status in the new qualification.

July NCE awards feature one of the highest newspaper practice marks in recent years 13th August 2010

Mary Hamilton, a reporter for the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News, won the NCTJ’s Ted Bottomley Award, sponsored by Midland News Association, after scoring 90 per cent on her newspaper practice exam.

Journalism Diversity Fund recipient achieves senior status 12th August 2010

A past bursary recipient of the Journalism Diversity Fund has gained senior reporter status after passing her National Certificate Examination.

Welsh minister to open Journalism Skills Conference in Cardiff 29th July 2010

Leighton Andrews, the minister for children, education and lifelong learning, will open the Journalism Skills Conference at the National Assembly for Wales on Thursday, 2 December.

Piers Morgan: NCTJ training was “the perfect skill base” 28th July 2010

Piers Morgan, a judge on the award-winning television show Britain’s Got Talent, is the latest NCTJ-trained journalist to feature on the charity’s alumni webpage.

Shorthand exam format to change from September 27th July 2010

The format of NCTJ shorthand exams at speeds of 90 to 120 wpm will change from September so trainees can “hit the ground running” when they enter their first newsroom.

Journalism diversity intern appointed by the NCTJ 21st July 2010

A new journalism diversity intern has been appointed by the NCTJ on a six-month internship.

Book early for Diploma in Journalism workshops 15th July 2010

Teaching staff on NCTJ-accredited journalism training courses preparing for the introduction of the new Diploma are reminded to book early for workshops in the autumn.

Trainer to feature in travel writing anthology 15th July 2010

A journalism trainer who leads an NCTJ distance learning sub-editing course is celebrating as his short story has been selected for publication in a new anthology of travel writing.

Broadcaster announces editorial placements for students 15th July 2010

Broadcaster Sky News has announced a limited number of editorial placements are available to talented journalism students.

Full circle as lecturer takes up council seat 15th July 2010

A lecturer from an NCTJ-accredited course is experiencing the Public Affairs syllabus from the other side of the press table, after taking a seat on Oakham Town Council.

Videojournalism specialist option in development 15th July 2010

The NCTJ’s new Videojournalism for Online specialist option is close to completion and will be available for centres to deliver as part of the new Diploma in Journalism qualification from September.

New chair and chief examiner of Public Affairs examination board 15th July 2010

A senior lecturer and former reporter, news desk editor, sub-editor and training officer, is the new chair and chief examiner of the NCTJ public affairs examinations board.

Students scent a journalism career at NCTJ event 29th June 2010

A career in journalism may beckon for twelve students from Newport who visited the headquarters of the National Council for the Training of Journalists.

Sheffield College confirms the current status of NCTJ-accredited photography course 24th June 2010

The NCTJ has sought clarification from Sheffield College about the future of its press photography course.

Record number of Journalism Diversity Fund bursaries awarded 24th June 2010

13 Journalism Diversity Fund bursaries have been awarded this month, the largest ever number in a single cohort.

Call for NCTJ exhibition photographs still sounding 24th June 2010

A call for photographs to be submitted to a planned NCTJ exhibition at the Guardian has received an excellent response – but more will be welcomed.

Time to enter Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2010 24th June 2010

There is plenty of time to enter the NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2010 before the September deadline.

Trainees prepare to sit July NCE 24th June 2010

Trainee journalists from across the country are preparing to sit the National Certificate Examination (NCE) on Friday 2 July.

Helen Skelton: NCTJ qualifications "relevant and respected" 24th June 2010

Helen Skelton, co-presenter of Blue Peter and former Newsround reporter, is the latest NCTJ-trained journalist to feature on the charity’s alumni webpage.

New exam format backed at Shorthand Seminar 21st June 2010

David Rowell, group editorial development executive of Johnston Press, supported the new format for NCTJ shorthand examinations when speaking at a Shorthand Seminar.

Shorthand prize winners announced at seminar 21st June 2010

100 per cent accuracy and speed were celebrated at the NCTJ Shorthand Seminar as the annual prize winners for outstanding shorthand were announced.

Record number of interviews for the Journalism Diversity Fund 9th June 2010

The largest number of Journalism Diversity Fund applicants will be interviewed by three separate panels of editors and senior journalists this week.

NCTJ board re-accredits 18 journalism training courses 9th June 2010

The NCTJ board has re-accredited 21 journalism training courses delivered at nine centres across the UK.

26 centres commit to delivering NCTJ Diploma in Journalism from September 9th June 2010

26 centres delivering NCTJ-accredited courses have confirmed they will deliver the Diploma in Journalism, the charity’s new multimedia qualification for all journalists.

NCE for Press Photographers and Photojournalists results announced 4th June 2010

Eight trainee press photographers and photojournalists sat the National Certificate Examination in May with six candidates demonstrating the gold standard of work needed to achieve the qualification.

Board members discuss Student Council feedback 4th June 2010

The NCTJ’s excellent industry reputation and the need to embrace all routes into journalism were among the topics student representatives discussed with the charity’s directors at their board meeting.

Students' skills recognised by daily newspaper 28th May 2010

One of Britain’s biggest evening newspapers has honoured the off-diary reporting skills of post graduate students at De Montfort University’s Leicester Centre for Journalism.

Courier award seals a winning week for NCTJ-accredited course 28th May 2010

The student newspaper of the NCTJ-accredited HND Practical Journalism course at Cardonald College, the Courier, was named Scotland's best college publication at the 14th Herald Student Press Awards last night.

Preparation continues for introduction of new NCTJ qualification 27th May 2010

Preparations to introduce the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism, the charity’s new multimedia qualification for all journalists, have continued apace since the qualification was formally announced in April.

Call for entries to NCTJ photography exhibition 27th May 2010

NCTJ-trained photographers are invited to submit photographs for display in a high-profile exhibition planned to take place at the Guardian to celebrate 30 years of outstanding press photography training.

Rosemary wins four at the Write Stuff student journalism awards 27th May 2010

An outstanding student on an NCTJ-accredited course won four awards at a ceremony last night celebrating the best of Scottish student journalism.

Geordie Greig: NCTJ training was "a bedrock" 26th May 2010

Geordie Greig, editor of the London Evening Standard, is the NCTJ-trained journalist to feature on the charity’s alumni webpage this month.

Students get the inside track on a journalism career 19th May 2010

A career in journalism beckons for seven students from Saffron Walden after visiting the headquarters of the National Council for the Training of Journalists.

Students help out with emergency services training 13th May 2010

A Metropolitan Police emergency exercise at a football club proved a success thanks to journalism students studying NCTJ-accredited courses.

NCTJ students to access exam results online 13th May 2010

Students studying an NCTJ-accredited journalism training course can now check their exam results online thanks to a new log-in feature on the charity’s recently redesigned website.

NCTJ students to access exam results online 13th May 2010

Students studying an NCTJ-accredited journalism training course can now check their exam results online thanks to a new log-in feature on the charity’s recently redesigned website.

NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2010 launched 13th May 2010

Entries are invited to the NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2010 which are launched this week.

NCTJ students make the news on election night 7th May 2010

It was a long and adventurous night for students from NCTJ-accredited courses who put their multimedia news reporting skills into practice to cover the general election in print, broadcast and online.

Sophie scores an election scoop 6th May 2010

A trainee reporter scored a nationwide election scoop after a Labour parliamentary candidate called Gordon Brown “the worst Prime Minister we have had in this country”.

Pasties and politics mix for trainee reporter Kimberly 29th April 2010

Interviewing a pasty-eating former shadow chancellor and providing on-the-ground analysis to Radio 4’s Today programme are just two of the adventures experienced by a trainee reporter covering her first election in a key battleground.

NCTJ backs Local Newspaper Week 29th April 2010

The National Council for the Training of Journalists has backed Local Newspaper Week, a annual event organised by the Newspaper Society supporting independent local journalism.

NCE exam times change 28th April 2010

Changes to the time allowed to answer NCE exam questions have been announced by the NCTJ.

NCTJ Diploma in Journalism launched at London forum 20th April 2010

The NCTJ Diploma in Journalism – the charity’s new multimedia qualification for all journalists - was launched today at a special forum at Bloomberg in London.

Journalists find romance on NCE refresher 16th April 2010

Romance has blossomed for two journalists who met on an NCE refresher course.

Journalists achieve senior status with the help of the Journalism Diversity Fund 15th April 2010

Two journalists who started their careers with the help of the Journalism Diversity Fund have this week achieved senior status by passing the National Certificate Examination.

Evocative writing and entertaining style are hallmarks of NCE award-winning journalists 15th April 2010

Four newly-qualified senior journalists are to be rewarded for their excellent performance in the March 2010 National Certificate Examination.

Two journalists achieve NCE for sports reporters 15th April 2010

Two journalists have passed a brand new NCTJ qualification, the NCE for sports reporters, which was sat for the first time in March.

97 journalists achieve senior status in a topical NCE 15th April 2010

97 journalists were successful in a topical National Certificate Examination for reporters which called for candidates to write a news report on planned industrial action by airline staff.

ITV broadcasts NCTJ-students' news video report 25th March 2010

A news video created by students studying NCTJ-accredited courses at the University of Sunderland was this month broadcast on ITV.

Lee wins a place on the BBC news training scheme 25th March 2010

A student soon to complete an NCTJ-accredited course has won a place on the prestigious BBC journalism training scheme.

Journalism Diversity Fund bursaries available to aspiring journalists 25th March 2010

Student journalists from diverse backgrounds could receive help with course fees and living expenses by applying for bursaries from the Journalism Diversity Fund.

Last chance to book for Qualifications forum 25th March 2010

The NCTJ’s new multimedia qualifications for trainee journalists will be explained at a special forum at Bloomberg in London on Tuesday 20 April.

NCTJ-trained journalist wins Cudlipp award at British Press Awards 25th March 2010

An NCTJ-trained journalist is a member of the investigative team who won the Cudlipp award for outstanding tabloid journalism at the British Press Awards on Tuesday.

Two new journalism training courses receive NCTJ accreditation 23rd March 2010

Five journalism training courses at colleges, universities and commercial providers across the UK have been accredited and re-accredited by the NCTJ board of directors.

NCTJ-trained journalist on British Press Awards shortlist for reports from Baltimore 10th March 2010

An NCTJ-trained journalist has been shortlisted for a prestigious British Press Award after completing a unique assignment inspired by the US television show The Wire.

Tribute to respected journalist and tutor 10th March 2010

Frank Warner, a respected journalist and tutor on NCTJ-accredited courses, has died aged 82.

Volunteers help NCE to progress smoothly 10th March 2010

186 trainee reporters sat the NCE for reporters, sports reporters and sub-editors on Friday 5 March

Sky News names NCTJ student as Bob Friend memorial scholar 4th March 2010

Daniel May, a student currently studying on the NCTJ-accredited BA (Hons) Journalism and the News Industry course at the University of Kent’s Centre for Journalism Studies, has been named the Bob Friend memorial scholar for 2010.

Student sports journalists write for 60,000 football fans 1st March 2010

An online project run by sports journalism students studying an NCTJ-accredited course achieved more than 60,000 unique readers on the last day of the football transfer window.

Managing editor of Guardian News and Media to chair new NCTJ accreditation board 1st March 2010

Chris Elliott, managing editor of Guardian News and Media and an NCTJ director, will chair a new board set up to develop the NCTJ strategy and standard for accrediting pre-entry journalism courses.

Regional trainer bids farewell after 31 years in journalism 1st March 2010

Neil Webber, editorial training manager at KM Group, is retiring on Friday after 31 years working in regional journalism.

NCTJ-trained journalists launch magazine in retro style 28th February 2010

Four entrepreneurial journalists who met on an NCTJ-accredited course have launched their very own style magazine.

First sitting of brand new NCTJ qualification 28th February 2010

The first sitting of a brand new qualification, the NCE for Sports Reporters, takes place on Friday.

NCTJ achieves Investors in People Silver 28th February 2010

Following two inspection visits in January the NCTJ achieved and surpassed a key benchmark for people development and best management practice.

Accuracy, shorthand, media law and great content ideas are skills we want say editors 15th February 2010

Accuracy, shorthand, media law knowledge and ideas for great content will get you journalism jobs, a panel of editors told student journalists at the NCTJ Student Council.

Journalism students express their views at Student Council meeting 14th February 2010

Fees, feedback and more practical exam questions were among the topics raised at a lively NCTJ Student Council.

Students speak with NCTJ head of communications 11th February 2010

The life-changing benefits of studying an NCTJ-accredited course were clearly outlined to sixth form and undergraduate students at a university careers event.

McNae author joins libel reform working party 11th February 2010

David Banks, co-author of the latest edition of McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists is sitting on a Ministry of Justice working group looking at reforming libel law.

Record NCTJ Student Council attendance anticipated 11th February 2010

Student journalists will tomorrow participate in the NCTJ Student Council, an event which places students at the heart of NCTJ decision-making.

Further education forum welcomes broadening of NCTJ remit 3rd February 2010

Plans to broaden the NCTJ’s remit were well-received by heads of journalism and course leaders from further education colleges a recent training forum.

NCTJ-trained journalist to lead the BBC College of Journalism 1st February 2010

Jonathan Baker, the new head of the BBC College of Journalism, started his journalism career at the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo and gained a distinction in his final NCTJ exams.

Special event to discuss new multimedia qualification proposals 28th January 2010

Progress on the development of the NCTJ’s radical new multimedia structure for journalism qualifications will be discussed at a special forum in April.

NCTJ re-opens itself to scrutiny at annual Student Council 28th January 2010

Student journalists will be encouraged to outline their vision and aspirations for multimedia training and qualifications at the NCTJ Student Council 2010.

NCTJ vice-chairman and board appointments announced 28th January 2010

The editorial director of the award-winning Newbury Weekly News Group has been appointed vice-chairman of the National Council for the Training of Journalists.

Senior editor and writer moves to NCTJ accreditation role 25th January 2010

A respected writer, public relations director and former associate editor of Time has joined the NCTJ as head of accreditation.

NCE assessor awarded New Year MBE 5th January 2010

An NCTJ-trained journalist and frequent NCE assessor for the news interview exam has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List.