Community News Project reporters have been rising to the challenge to give their communities a voice amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Keeping students engaged as a community is essential say NCTJ tutors as they turn to remote teaching during the coronavirus outbreak.
Although these may be dark days for our country and trade, the response from national and local journalists, educators and trainers, examiners and volunteers has been truly magnificent.
Dow Jones, publisher of The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and Financial News, has become the latest news publisher to support the Journalism Diversity Fund (JDF).
"The JDF provides a real gateway into journalism for people coming from non-traditional backgrounds, and it’s an organisation I’m thankful to have been a part of."
The NCTJ has considered the revised guidance issued by the government on 23 March and has taken the decision to postpone all diploma exams in April 2020, including shorthand exams and in-office national sittings.
The NCTJ has considered the revised guidance issued by the government on 18 March relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and we have updated our contingency plan.
The NCTJ has considered the revised guidance issued by the government on 16 March relating to the COVID-19 outbreak and as such has updated its contingency plan.
"As a local journalist I can't help but recommend local newspapers as a stepping stone into the world of media. They're a great training ground and will get you immediately working on using your investigative and news sourcing skills."
We appreciate that candidates and centres will be concerned about the possible impact of the recent coronavirus outbreak on their NCTJ exams, especially as we enter our busy exams season.
"If you are really passionate about being a journalist, get out there and do it. Put yourself out there and give it a go, it’s not going to come to you. I would love to do my NCTJ course all over again."
Outstanding and inspiring women involved in delivering journalism training are being honoured by the NCTJ to mark International Women’s Day.
"My NCTJ training is the most practical training I've ever received. Everything I learned on this course has helped me in my journalistic role."
In light of the recent coronavirus outbreak, the NCTJ is committed to ensuring the safety of its stakeholders.
"Being able to share the experiences of people from all walks of life is a real responsibility and privilege, and helps me to learn new things every day."
"Don't be afraid to be keen as journalism is an industry that is truly what you make of it."
"With news you can always start with a plan but inevitably something will change throughout the day!"
As the Journalism Diversity Fund (JDF) reaches its 15th year, the NCTJ has set its sights on raising the annual value of the fund to half a million pounds.
"I took part in a journalism apprenticeship as part of my training with the Eastern Daily Press in 2018-19."
"Our apprentices play a key role in our newsrooms working closely with colleagues to help produce great community journalism stories."
"I have always enjoyed talking to people and finding out about their personal stories."
"Growing up as an ethnic minority in a marginalised community, I quickly noticed that people who looked like me and came from my background were seldom represented in the media."
As National Apprenticeship Week 2020 begins, the NCTJ is proud to support the campaign, co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service.
"I certainly wouldn't be writing this as news editor of my hometown paper if I hadn't gone down the apprentice path as a teenager."
A panel of editors were quizzed by students about how to stand out against the crowd when competing for journalism careers at the annual NCTJ Student Council conference.
Twelve students have been rewarded for achieving the best results in the 2018-19 NCTJ Diploma in Journalism exams.
Rhoda Morrison, senior reporter at the Bury Free Press, has been awarded the Paul Durrant Award for her outstanding performance in the National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) exams.
Journalism Diversity Fund bursary recipients received an insight into how to look after their mental wellbeing in a webinar delivered by Claire Sanderson, editor-in-chief of Women’s Health and Roisin Dervish-O’Kane, senior editor at Women’s Health.
Student representatives from NCTJ courses, apprenticeship schemes and the Community News Project will gather at the 2020 Student Council conference, hosted by the Financial Times.