Senior reporter scoops fifth NCTJ award of the year 29th December 2014

A senior reporter has won an annual award for exceptional performance in the National Qualification for Journalism (NQJ), making it his fifth NCTJ award in a year.

Sixty-eight per cent pass rate for November NQJ 17th December 2014

Forty-eight candidates have been awarded senior status after passing the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ).

Awards for top NQJ candidates 17th December 2014

Four newly-qualified senior reporters are celebrating after winning awards for exceptional performance in the November National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ).

Award for Kent Messenger journalism apprentice 10th December 2014

Journalism apprentice Dan Wright has won the self-development award at the Kent Messenger Together We Made A Difference Awards 2014.

Work must continue to promote diversity in sport 28th November 2014

Sports broadcasters have made great progress in recruiting diverse on-air talent, but there is more work to do behind the scenes in their newsrooms, presenter Sonali Shah told an NCTJ conference.

Behind the scenes investigating the Rotherham scandal 28th November 2014

The skills and experience Andrew Norfolk developed through his NCTJ course were invaluable to investigating the Rotherham scandal.

Young journalists must continue to uphold standards, Sky News editor tells NCTJ conference 28th November 2014

“What I expect to see in young journalists is commitment to the standards we uphold and an understanding of fairness and morality,” Peter Lowe, managing editor at Sky News told delegates at the Journalism Skills Conference.

The newsroom has never been more exciting or demanding, NCTJ conference told 27th November 2014

It has never been more exciting or demanding to work in a newsroom, James Mitchinson, editor of The Star, Sheffield, told delegates at the Journalism Skills Conference.

Future of photographers debated at skills conference 27th November 2014

There is a future for good photography in newspapers - but that may not mean there should be specialist training courses for photographers, Derby Telegraph and Burton Mail editor-in-chief Neil White told the NCTJ Journalism Skills Conference.

Double success for university at NCTJ course awards 27th November 2014

Nottingham Trent University scored double success with two accredited courses topping the tables at the annual NCTJ course provider awards.

Awards for Excellence shine a light on quality journalism 27th November 2014

Eleven talented journalists and photographers have been presented with their NCTJ Awards for Excellence sponsored by NFL UK at the Journalism Skills Conference in Sheffield on Thursday, 27 November.

NCTJ's chairman's award winner is 'simply the best' 27th November 2014

Paul Durrant, journalism trainer and member of the NCTJ journalism examinations board, has been honoured with the 2014 NCTJ Chairman’s Award for his outstanding contribution to journalism training and education.

Blunkett: "We should be optimistic about the future of journalism" 27th November 2014

Former cabinet minister David Blunkett said he was optimistic about journalism, revealing he had considered a career in journalism himself, while speaking at the NCTJ awards dinner in Sheffield.

Reporters need to be multi-skilled in multimedia 27th November 2014

“We need to be Jack of all trades and we have to do a job that would have been done by multiple people five years ago”, according to Alex Evans, multimedia reporter, Sheffield Star.

NCTJ chairman urges editors to invest in professional development training 10th November 2014

Continuous professional development (CPD) for journalists “makes commercial sense for businesses” NCTJ chairman Kim Fletcher told the Society of Editors conference.

Reporters sit final NQJ exams of 2014 7th November 2014

Seventy-two reporters sat the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) exams on Friday, 7 November hoping to gain senior status.

De Montfort student journalists drive city news agenda 27th October 2014

Student journalists on NCTJ-accredited courses at De Montfort University will be part of a special news day to celebrate the launch of Leicester Media School.

Government accepts proposal to develop higher-level journalism apprenticeship 23rd October 2014

Journalism employers and the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) have been successful in their application to develop a higher-level journalism apprenticeship.

Veteran politician to be guest of honour at NCTJ awards dinner 22nd October 2014

Labour heavy-weight David Blunkett, MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough, is to deliver the after-dinner speech at this year’s Journalism Skills Conference in Sheffield.

Football Focus and 5 Live presenter to announce Awards for Excellence 17th October 2014

BBC sports presenter Dan Walker will host the NCTJ Awards for Excellence sponsored by NFL UK, shining the spotlight on the best journalism students completing NCTJ-accredited courses and trainee journalists/photographers.

Newspaper training expert joins NCTJ board 7th October 2014

David Rowell, head of editorial learning and development at Johnston Press, has been appointed as a board member and trustee of the NCTJ.

Programme highlights revealed for Journalism Skills Conference 2014 7th October 2014

The Times chief investigative reporter Andrew Norfolk will share his thoughts on reporting the disturbing Rotherham child abuse scandal when he speaks at the NCTJ’s annual Journalism Skills Conference in Sheffield next month.

BBC director-general supports diversity lunch 25th September 2014

BBC director-general Tony Hall met Journalism Diversity Fund recipients at the annual celebratory lunch.

New NCTJ qualification piloted by Brighton Journalist Works 19th September 2014

Brighton Journalist Works is the first centre to pilot the NCTJ’s new Certificate in Foundation Journalism qualification.

NCTJ Awards for Excellence deadline extended 19th September 2014

The deadline for entries to this year’s NCTJ Awards for Excellence sponsored by NFL UK has been extended by one week. NCTJ students and trainees now have until 5pm on Friday, 26 September to submit their entries.

Journalism skills report identifies changes to core skills and entry routes into journalism 9th September 2014

The core skills of journalism need to be further extended to ensure quality journalism is maintained and the model of entry into journalism via regional and local newspapers is questionable, according to new research into journalism skills.

New journalism intern joins NCTJ to promote diversity 28th August 2014

Former NCTJ student journalist Claire McAllister, will join the NCTJ as the new journalism intern (diversity) in September 2014.

Brighton Journalist Works student overcomes health scare to achieve gold standard 21st August 2014

A journalism student has overcome a brush with death to gain her first job in the industry.

New employer-led journalism apprenticeship standard published 20th August 2014

A new journalism apprenticeship standard developed by employers in the media industry has been published as part of the government’s ‘trailblazer’ apprenticeship programme.

Record 72 per cent pass rate for NQJ 13th August 2014

NCTJ examiners have been “reaching for the record books” following the 72 per cent pass rate in the most recent National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ).

NQJ award hat trick for senior reporter 13th August 2014

A newly-qualified senior reporter for the Blackpool Gazette has scooped three of the four awards available for his exceptional performance in the July National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ).

Journalism Skills Conference early bird rate extended until 5 September 4th August 2014

Special discounted rate available until the beginning of September.

New course awarded NCTJ accreditation 18th July 2014

The University of Brighton has had its BA in Travel Journalism accredited for the first time by the NCTJ.

Former NCTJ students presented with sports awards at Wembley 17th July 2014

Three top NCTJ sports journalism students have been awarded prizes from NFL UK for their outstanding exam performance. The awards were presented during a media day for the upcoming American football international series at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday, 16 July.

Former Cornwall College NCTJ students scoop journalism prizes at CreatED exhibition 7th July 2014

Two former NCTJ students from Cornwall College Cambourne have scooped journalism awards at the annual CreatED exhibition, which celebrates the creative work produced by students from Devon and Cornwall.

Reporters hope to make the grade in senior exams 4th July 2014

Sixty nine reporters sat the NCTJ’s National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) exams today hoping to gain senior status.

NCTJ board member awarded MBE at Buckingham Palace 1st July 2014

Northern Echo editor Peter Barron has received his MBE from the Prince of Wales in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in June.

Ulster alumni crowned business journalist of the year 27th June 2014

A former MA journalism student at University of Ulster has been named business journalist of the year at the 2014 Coco-Cola CIPR NI Media Awards.

NCTJ graduate wins Darren Joliny Award 25th June 2014

A trainee reporter has been awarded a prize established in memory of a journalism graduate who died suddenly at the age of 21.

NCTJ teams up with Press Gazette to produce journalism training guide 24th June 2014

The NCTJ have teamed up with Press Gazette to create a guide to journalism training.

Early bird tickets available for Journalism Skills Conference 16th June 2014

A special introductory rate is available for tickets to the Journalism Skills Conference in Sheffield booked before 31 August.

Student reps put their views to NCTJ board 12th June 2014

Representatives from this year’s Student Council attended the NCTJ’s June board meeting to give their views about their training and qualifications.

Media Industry celebrates 60th anniversary of McNae's Essential Law for Journalists at Middle Temple, London 6th June 2014

A reception to mark 60 years of McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists was held at the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in London on Thursday 5 June.

Diploma award winners honoured at McNae's 60th anniversary event 5th June 2014

The top performers in the 2013-14 academic year’s NCTJ media law and public affairs exams were honoured with awards sponsored by Johnston Press and Oxford University Press at a reception to mark the 60th anniversary of McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists on 5 June.

NCTJ seek employers' views on new apprenticeship standard 4th June 2014

The NCTJ wants employers’ views on a new apprenticeship standard for junior journalists.

Archant London editorial director joins NCTJ board 30th May 2014

Laura Adams, editorial director at Archant London, has been appointed as a board member and trustee of the NCTJ.

Trainee reporters not afraid to ask the tough questions post-Leveson, NCTJ ethics seminar told 23rd May 2014

Young reporters remain determined to tackle difficult stories and ask hard questions in the post-Leveson world of journalism, senior editors told an NCTJ conference on ethics training.

Prize goes to top NCTJ student at Teesside University awards night 22nd May 2014

Teesside University student Sam Howitt has won an award for the best NCTJ results in his year.

NCTJ Awards for Excellence sponsored by NFL UK open for entries 19th May 2014

The NCTJ Awards for Excellence sponsored by NFL UK are open for entries from students and trainee journalists across the UK.

Ethical decision-making in newsrooms discussed at NCTJ seminar 18th May 2014

Senior editors will address the NCTJ’s journalism ethics seminar on the practical applications of ethics in the newsroom.

NCTJ trainee wins young journalist of the year award 16th May 2014

Former NCTJ student and trainee journalist Ben Leo is celebrating after being crowned young journalist of the year at the Regional Press Awards.

Sheffield is host city for Journalism Skills Conference 2014 16th May 2014

The NCTJ is to stage its seventh annual Journalism Skills Conference in Sheffield on 27 and 28 November 2014. 

Shorthand still needed in the digital world says Archant London editorial director 15th May 2014

Shorthand “still exists in the digital world” and is a skill that all aspiring journalists need, Laura Adams, editorial director of Archant London, told delegates at the NCTJ shorthand seminar on Wednesday.

Former Press Association student scoops shorthand award 14th May 2014

A former student of Press Association, Newcastle has won the Society of Editors shorthand award for the best shorthand note and transcription marked 100 per cent accurate at 100wpm.

The Queen and Prince Phillip meet young journalists at charity reception 7th May 2014

The Queen met a group of young journalists at a reception at Stationers Hall in London today to celebrate 150 years of the Journalists' Charity. Those attending included talented young journalists who had received awards for their outstanding performances in NCTJ exams.

NCTJ identified by government as a best practice awarding body for employer involvement 6th May 2014

The NCTJ has been selected as one of twenty case studies in research published by the Department for Education (DfE) which identifies good practice in employer involvement in the delivery and assessment of qualifications.

Highbury College journalism hits half a century 5th May 2014

Highbury College celebrated 50 years as a journalism training provider on Friday, 2 May with a tea party for tutors, industry professionals and alumni.

Media law expert and former McNae co-author Tom Welsh dies aged 85 28th April 2014

Tom Welsh, media law expert, former co-author of McNae and chairman of the NCTJ law board, has died aged 85.

NFL UK and NCTJ announce sponsorship deal 24th April 2014

The National Football League (NFL) will be the named sponsor of the NCTJ’s Awards for Excellence and the Sports Journalism Award for the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism.

'Exceptionally talented' trainees achieve 67 per cent pass rate in March NQJ 16th April 2014

The 60 trainee journalists who passed the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) exam have been praised as “an exceptionally talented crop of candidates” by the chief examiner.

Newly qualified senior reporter scoops two NQJ awards 16th April 2014

A newly qualified senior reporter has scooped two of the four awards available for her exceptional performance in the March National Qualification for Journalists (NQJ).

NCTJ launches ‘emerging skills for journalists 2014’ research project 11th April 2014

The NCTJ has launched its latest research project, which examines the changes in the journalism industry and the implications of those changes for the employment of journalistic skills.

Journalism apprenticeships offer 'huge rewards', Society of Editors seminar is told 7th April 2014

Investing in journalism apprenticeships can bring huge rewards for employers, the Society of Editors regionals’ seminar was told on Monday, 7 April.

NCTJ alumnus crowned young journalist of the year at Press Awards 3rd April 2014

Patrick Kingsley, Eygpt correspondent for The Guardian, has been named the young journalist of the year at the Press Awards for 2013.

Duke of York to address regional editors about apprenticeships 27th March 2014

The Duke of York will be promoting journalism apprenticeships at the Society of Editors regionals’ seminar in April.

IT problems at the National Qualification in Journalism held at Harlow College 14th March 2014

14 March: All 10 candidates affected by IT problems at the NQJ held at Harlow College on 7 March completed another Media Law and Practice exam on the morning of 14 March 2014.

BBC’s Radio Journalism Apprenticeship Scheme returns for its second year 13th March 2014

BBC radio has announced a second cohort of apprenticeships for aspiring radio producers, a scheme developed with the NCTJ.

Journalism apprentice attends Downing Street reception for apprenticeship trailblazers 7th March 2014

Dan Wright, editorial apprentice at the KM Group, met politicians in London on Thursday at a Downing Street reception during National Apprenticeship Week.

Trainee journalists sit senior exams 7th March 2014

Ninety trainees sat the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) for reporters and four sports journalists sat the National Certificate Examination (NCE) for sports reporters on Friday hoping to gain senior reporter status.

Journalism employers sign up as ‘trailblazers’ in government apprenticeship scheme 4th March 2014

Journalism employers, including Archant, the BBC, BSkyB, The Independent, ITN, Johnston Press, the KM Group, London Evening Standard and Newsquest, will take part in the government’s new trailblazer apprenticeship scheme.

Local papers still the best training ground for young reporters, NCTJ alumni tell Student Council 10th February 2014

London Evening Standard digital journalist, Rachel Blundy, said she would recommend a trainee job at a regional paper to “every single one” of the 43 members of the NCTJ Student Council on Friday, 7 February.

Journalism students quiz industry professionals and NCTJ at annual Student Council 10th February 2014

Students were given the chance to quiz a panel of editors and the industry’s training body at this year’s Student Council at Pearson in London.

Top NCTJ students awarded annual Diploma in Journalism Awards 7th February 2014

Two former student journalists have been awarded prizes for exceptional performances in the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism exams.

Local students learn what it takes to be a professional journalist at annual NCTJ careers talk 29th January 2014

A group of sixth form students got a taste of what it’s like to work in journalism at an annual careers event on 28 January for local schools organised by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).

Archant to sponsor new NCTJ reporting award 15th January 2014

A new award to recognise the top performing student in the NCTJ reporting exam is to be sponsored by Archant.

Death of Charlie Harris, a former chairman of the NCTJ 6th January 2014

President of the Chartered Institute of Journalists and former NCTJ chairman Charlie Harris has died aged 60.

Trainee reporters not afraid to ask the tough questions post-Leveson, NCTJ ethics seminar told 23rd May 2013

Young reporters remain determined to tackle difficult stories and ask hard questions in the post-Leveson world of journalism, senior editors told an NCTJ conference on ethics training.