Emily Heward, a senior reporter with the Halifax Courier, has won the Pamela Meyrick Award for her performance in the National Examination Certificate.
Four newly-qualified senior reporters are celebrating after winning awards for exceptional performance in the November National Certificate Examination.
A further 53 journalists are celebrating achieving senior status after passing the National Certificate Examination for reporters.
The NCTJ has launched a dedicated mobile website to provide careers advice to prospective journalism students.
The NCTJ is launching a new professional training course in health journalism as part of its programme of scheduled short courses.
Sky News is hosting a month long exhibition in association with Somerset House early next year that will take a look at three of the major stories of 2011; the Arab Spring, the Libyan conflict, and the London riots.
A panel of editors from around the UK debated the issues surrounding regulation and ethics in journalism training on day one of the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference at Belfast Metropolitan College.
On the day of the largest industrial action seen in decades, the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference discussed the role of the Northern Ireland media reporting during public sector strikes.
Kim Fletcher, chairman of the NCTJ, has used the charity’s annual report to reinforce the importance of a free press and the value of training to ensure high standards.
Industry experts hosted a series of interactive workshops on the second day of the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference.
The final day of this year’s NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference commenced at the University of Ulster with a discussion about the media in Northern Ireland.
Ray Snoddy entertained delegates with an after-dinner speech at this year’s NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference at Belfast City Hall on 30 November.
The changing face of journalism was discussed at the digital skills and technology session at the NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Conference on 30 November.
Junior minister Jonathan Bell MLA, opened the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference in Belfast on 30 November with an address in which he commended the NCTJ.
The five top performing NCTJ accredited courses 2010-11 were presented with awards following the gala dinner at the Journalism Skills Conference held at Belfast City Hall on 30 November.
Amanda Ball, lecturer at Nottingham Trent University and NCTJ principal examiner has been honoured with the 2011 NCTJ chairman’s award for her outstanding contribution to journalism training and education.
The NCTJ is rounding off its 60th anniversary celebrations this year with a special Journalism Skills Conference in Belfast this Wednesday and Thursday – 30 November and 1 December.
Top students and trainee journalists have been recognised and rewarded at this year’s NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism.
Delegates attending the NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Conference on 30 November will enjoy a keynote address and Q&A session with Fearghal McKinney, SDLP communications consultant and Mike Nesbitt, Strangford MLA and UUP economy spokesman.
Trainee journalists across the UK sat the NCTJ National Certificate Examination on Friday, 4 November in a bid to gain senior qualification status.
The Leveson Inquiry into the culture practice and ethics of the press has asked for further information on “how ethics are taught and promulgated amongst journalists”
A mixture of industry professionals and journalism academics will host a session on the media in Northern Ireland at this year’s NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference at the University of Ulster on 1 December.
Technology and digital skills in journalism will be covered in a special session at the NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Conference at Belfast Metropolitan College on 30 November.
The NCTJ’s board of directors has approved accreditation for the HND Practical Journalism course and the Diploma Journalism Day Release course at Adam Smith College in Fife, Scotland.
A panel of editors from around the UK will debate issues surrounding regulation and ethics at the NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Conference in Belfast on 30 November.
Ray Snoddy OBE will deliver the after-dinner speech at this year’s NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference at Belfast City Hall on 30 November.
Editors and journalists at the forefront of digital journalism discussed the importance of integrating digital journalism skills into training at the NCTJ Digital Journalism Seminar at Press Association in London.
The shortlist for the 2011 NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism is now available online.
As part of the NCTJ’s 60th anniversary celebrations this year, the Local Government Chronicle is providing one lucky NCTJ student with a week’s paid work experience this autumn.
Delegates attending the NCTJ's 60th anniversary Journalism Skills Conference in Belfast on 30 November and 1 December 2011, can now take advantage of discounted flights to the city, thanks to Easyjet.
A series of interactive workshops have been planned for the second day of the NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Conference in Belfast on 1 December, each involving industry experts.
Additional keynote speakers have been announced for the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ Digital Journalism Seminar on 20 October 2011, at Press Association in London.
Two talented press photographers, whose work was on display as part of the NCTJ Photography Exhibition, have been honoured at the UK Picture Editors Guild Awards 2011
Past and present bursary recipients along with media industry professionals met on Thursday to celebrate the achievements of those who have recently completed their journalism training.
The annual celebratory reception and lunch for the Journalism Diversity Fund is taking place tomorrow, 22 September at Pearson in London.
The NCTJ is not trading with Nosweat Journalism Training.
Danny Bell, who graduated from City College Brighton and Hove this summer, has won the NCTJ Public Affairs Award for 2010-11.
Danny Bell, who graduated from City College Brighton and Hove this summer, has won the NCTJ Public Affairs Award for 2010-11.
John Pienaar, Radio 5 Live's chief political correspondent and presenter of Pienaar's Politics, delivered an entertaining and informative keynote address at the NCTJ’s Public Affairs Seminar last Friday, 16 September.
The NCTJ Photography Exhibition is now on display at the Winter Gardens in Sheffield and is open to the public until 23 September 2011.
Cottingham schoolgirl, Katie Dixon, was yesterday presented with her prize for winning the NCTJ’s Stars of the Future competition.
The National Council for the Training of Journalists is delighted to announce the first keynote speakers at the Digital Journalism Seminar on 20 October 2011, at Press Association in London.
A major review of the National Certificate Examination has concluded that: “What is required is for the exam to evolve; there is no demand for a revolution.”.
Time is running out for students and trainees to enter the NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism. The deadline for entries is now just a month away, on 16 September 2011.
Following a successful run at The Guardian in London this summer, the NCTJ Photography Exhibition is to be on display at the Winter Gardens in Sheffield from 14 to 23 September 2011.
After gaining her National Certificate last month, Tara Russell, now a senior reporter at the Southern Daily Echo, has added reason to smile after she scooped two awards for her exceptional performance in July’s NCE.
38 newly-qualified senior journalists are celebrating this week after being told they had passed July’s National Certificate Examination for reporters.
Joanne Aitchison, the NCTJ’s head of examinations, is to leave her role before the end of the year to return to her native Liverpool.
John Pienaar, Radio 5 Live's chief political correspondent and presenter of Pienaar's Politics, is to be a keynote speaker at the NCTJ’s Public Affairs Seminar next month.
The NCTJ’s board of directors has re-accredited 21 journalism courses at 14 centres and has not renewed accreditation of two courses at one centre.
The NCTJ's alumnus of the month for August is Robert Nisbet, currently Sky News' US correspondent based in Washington D.C and soon to become Europe correspondent in Brussels.
The NCTJ has launched a revised programme of short courses based at its in-house training facility in Essex.
The National Council for the Training of Journalists is to run an exciting one-day seminar on 20 October 2011, at Press Association in London, focusing on integrating digital journalism skills into training.
The winner of the NCTJ’s award for the best shorthand performance at 110/120wpm, sponsored by Ryman, was presented with his prize at the Glasgow branch of the stationery store on Monday.
The Journalism Diversity Fund made its radio debut on Friday.
80 trainees sat the NCTJ’s National Certificate Examination on Friday, 8 July at seven centres across the UK.
An NCTJ graduate from the University of Kent has beaten off stiff competition to win the role of research assistant at the Society of Editors.
More than 100 guests from the media and education joined The National Council for the Training of Journalists in celebrating its 60th birthday at a party last night in London.
Katie Dixon, a 16-year-old student from Cottingham High School in the East Riding of Yorkshire, has won the NCTJ’s Stars of the Future competition.
Four representatives from the Student Council attended the NCTJ’s June board meeting to give their views about their training and qualifications.
This year the National Council for the Training of Journalists is celebrating its 60th anniversary of providing quality journalism training.
Hannah Scott, the winner of the Archant award for best performance in the 100wpm shorthand exam, received her prize from Archant North London group editor, Geoff Martin, at the NCTJ’s shorthand seminar in London yesterday.
Managing editor of The Sun, Graham Dudman, gave an impassioned speech about the importance of shorthand in journalism, at the NCTJ’s annual shorthand seminar.
The NCTJ Photography Exhibition was officially opened on Friday, 10 June.
Ryman, the UK’s largest specialist stationery store, is to sponsor the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ award for the best shorthand performance at 110/120 words per minute.
The NCTJ Photography Exhibition, taking place at The Guardian in London, officially opens tomorrow on 10 June 2011.
The National Council for the Training of Journalists is delighted to announce that Herbert Smith LLP is to be one of the leading sponsors of the Journalism Skills Conference in Belfast on 30 November and 1 December 2011.
A press photographer and a photojournalist have each passed their National Certificate Examination which was held for the first time at the NCTJ’s offices in Newport, Essex.
Trainee journalist Steve Scott was rubbing shoulders with seasoned sports reporters at the Championship play-off final on Monday – his prize from the Football League for the best performance in the Sports Journalism exam last year.
Archant, the UK's largest independently-owned regional media business, is to sponsor the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ award for the best shorthand performance at 100 words per minute, underlining its commitment to quality journalism.
Early bird bookings are now being taken for the 2011 National Council for the Training of Journalists’ Journalism Skills Conference in Northern Ireland.
The NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2011 are now open for entries from students and trainees around the UK.
Catherine Houlihan, chief examiner for broadcast journalism at the National Council for the Training of Journalists and head of news at ITV Anglia, has officially launched the new qualification for broadcast journalists.
The NCTJ is running a series of one-day workshops for anyone who needs help with shorthand note-taking or needs to brush up their skills before sitting exams.
There is still time to enter the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ competition to find journalism’s ‘Stars of the Future’.
NCTJ chairman Kim Fletcher discussed the importance of shorthand on today’s edition of BBC Radio 4’s Word of Mouth programme, that explored the history of shorthand and its usefulness in the present day.
More than 20 students on the NCTJ-accredited fast-track journalism course at News Associates in Manchester contributed to election night coverage on 5 May.
The NCTJ Photography Exhibition will officially open one month from today on 10 June 2011 at The Guardian in London.
NCTJ Chairman Kim Fletcher will be discussing the importance of shorthand on BBC Radio 4’s Word of Mouth programme on Tuesday 10 May at 4pm.
Two students on the NCTJ-accredited journalism course at Lambeth College had their video selected by Sky News as part of the broadcaster’s Royal Wedding coverage.
The head of journalism at Brunel University’s two NCTJ-accredited courses has been awarded an academic fellowship by The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, based at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in New York.
May's featured alumnus is Sky News' Alex Crawford, who has won the Royal Television Society (RTS) Journalist of the Year award three times.
The National Council for the Training of Journalists has published information about the pre-entry training received by those qualifying as seniors in the March National Certificate Examination.
The NCTJ is running a seminar for budding press photographers and photojournalists on Friday, 10 June.
A newly-qualified senior reporter at the Hastings & St Leonards Observer is celebrating today after winning two awards for his exceptional performance in the March National Certificate Examination.
Another 49 journalists have achieved senior status after passing the National Certificate Examination, acknowledged by editors as the industry’s national standard for professional journalists.
The NCTJ is to round off its 60th anniversary celebrations this year with a special Journalism Skills Conference in Northern Ireland.
With all the reports of lack of recruitment in the media industry, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s almost impossible to find work as a young graduate. However Unistats’ figures show a different story for students on one NCTJ-accredited journalism degree, which is currently top of the list for graduate employment statistics.
The deadline for applying to the Journalism Diversity Fund for a bursary is fast approaching, so potential students need to get their applications in quick.
Nick Owen is a regional and national television journalist who is currently the main presenter on BBC Midlands Today. Nick is the NCTJ's featured alumnus for April 2011.
The National Council for the Training of Journalists is running a competition to find journalism’s ‘Stars of the Future’ in partnership with regional newspapers all over the UK.
The second edition of Essential Public Affairs for Journalists, published today by Oxford University Press, was written by James Morrison, a freelance journalist and writer, senior lecturer in journalism at Kingston University and an examiner and member of the NCTJ’s examinations board for public affairs.
The National Council for the Training of Journalists is strengthening its broadcast credentials with two new industry appointments. Stephen Mitchell, deputy director and head of programmes at BBC News, is the new chairman of the Journalism Qualifications Board, and John Ryley, head of Sky News, has joined the board of directors.
The NCTJ is holding an exhibition of press photography and photojournalism as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations this summer.
The second edition of Essential Public Affairs for Journalists by James Morrison is now available to order from the NCTJ online shop.
The NCTJ’s board of directors has accredited five new journalism courses and discontinued accreditation of one course. Directors also confirmed the renewal of accreditation for seven courses at their meeting on 10 March 2011.
A trainee reporter has managed to successfully challenge a motion from a council leader to exclude him from an important meeting.
A talented trainee journalist won a top prize at the annual Midlands Media Awards at Edgbaston cricket ground last night.
79 trainees sat the National Certificate Examinationon 4 March, 51 for the first time and 28 re-sits, at eight different centres across the UK.
One current and two former students from Staffordshire University’s two NCTJ-accredited journalism courses have been shortlisted in the 2011 Midlands Media Awards.
The NCTJ's featured alumnus for March 2011 is Lindsay Nicholson - editorial director of Good Housekeeping magazine and also a regular columnist for the Daily Mail.
Award-winning press photographer Allan Williamson has been honoured by being made a Freeman of the City of Lichfield, in recognition of his photographic talent.
An up-and-coming news reporter helped by the Journalism Diversity Fund has beaten off competition from almost 650 applicants to secure one of eight traineeships at ITV News.
The NCTJ has achieved Investors in People Gold, the highest national award for best management practice and people development.
Kim Fletcher has presented Walter Greenwood with the 2010 Chairman’s Award for his outstanding contribution to journalism training and education.
Good writing, passion and shorthand are what you need to succeed, was the message to students at this year’s Student Council at Press Association in London.
Award-winning newscaster Mark Austin spoke to NCTJ students at this year’s Student Council forum in London about his career and offered advice to those starting out in journalism.
The best performers in this year’s Media Law exams were honoured at the Student Council on 11 February, winning awards sponsored by Johnston Press and Oxford University Press.
The three top NCTJ sports journalism students have been awarded prizes from The Football League for their outstanding exam performance.
An NCTJ student, who was the first to be awarded the Sky News Bob Friend Memorial Scholarship, has secured a full-time job in journalism, despite the fact that he doesn’t graduate until the summer.
Trainee journalist Sam Smith, who received a bursary from the Journalism Diversity Fund in 2009, was yesterday part of the Brentwood Gazette reporting team recognised at the East of England Media Awards.
A young NCTJ-trained press photographer is celebrating for the second time in as many months after winning News Photographer of the Year at the EDF East of England Media Awards last night.
Award winning ITV News at Ten presenter Mark Austin is to be the keynote speaker at this year’s NCTJ Student Council forum.
A comprehensive review of the National Certificate Examination begins this week with the launch of an online survey of the views of newspaper editors across the UK.
Student journalists will have the chance to network and share their views at the fourth NCTJ Student Council meeting next month in London.
Jonathan Barry, picture editor of the Worcester News, and Paul Walters, director and picture editor of the South West News Service, are joining the NCTJ photography examinations board.
A senior reporter at the Dunfermline Press has been awarded the prestigious T S Murray award by the Society of Editors Scotland for his performance in the NCTJ’s National Certificate Examination.
A journalism student at Staffordshire University is so dedicated to her course she had her name tattooed on her leg - in shorthand!
The North East Press Awards 2010 took place last week in South Shields.
The eagerly awaited NCTJ Diploma in Journalism distance learning programme will go on sale in early February 2011.
A talented trainee reporter who completed the NCTJ accredited MA in Journalism at Brunel University just a few months ago, has received a prestigious award.
The new edition of Scots Law for Journalists has been praised as “authoritative and yet highly readable” by media law guru Walter Greenwood in his review of the book for the NCTJ.
Aspiring journalists are once again being given the chance to receive financial support and assistance on NCTJ-accredited courses, thanks to the Journalism Diversity Fund.
Sky News are looking for short films about celebrations in different parts of the UK to provide an alternative view of the wedding day on 29 April 2011.
John Williams is the head of group communications for the Welsh Rugby Union Group.