Community News Project reporters giving communities a voice amid coronavirus pandemic 26th March 2020

Community News Project reporters have been rising to the challenge to give their communities a voice amid the coronavirus pandemic.

NCTJ tutors keeping students engaged through remote teaching 26th March 2020

Keeping students engaged as a community is essential say NCTJ tutors as they turn to remote teaching during the coronavirus outbreak.

Thank you from the NCTJ 26th March 2020

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 announced as new sponsor of the Journalism Diversity Fund 25th March 2020

Dow Jones, publisher of The Wall Street JournalBarron’s and Financial News, has become the latest news publisher to support the Journalism Diversity Fund (JDF).

How the Journalism Diversity Fund kick-started my career - Yusuf Khan, Wall Street Journal 25th March 2020

"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."

NCTJ coronavirus contingency plan update 24 March 24th March 2020

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.

Update: coronavirus contingency plan 20th March 2020

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.

Update: NCTJ coronavirus contingency plan 17th March 2020

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.

JDF 15th anniversary: Q&A with April Roach 12th March 2020

"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."

NCTJ coronavirus contingency plan 11th March 2020

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.

National Careers Week: Ollie Lewis 6th March 2020

"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."

Inspiring female journalism trainers recognised by NCTJ students for International Women's Day 6th March 2020

Outstanding and inspiring women involved in delivering journalism training are being honoured by the NCTJ to mark International Women’s Day.

National Careers Week: Niamh Campbell 5th March 2020

"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."

NCTJ coronavirus guidance 5th March 2020

In light of the recent coronavirus outbreak, the NCTJ is committed to ensuring the safety of its stakeholders.

National Careers Week: Jessica Murray 4th March 2020

"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."

National Careers Week: Gurjeet Nanrah 3rd March 2020

"Don't be afraid to be keen as journalism is an industry that is truly what you make of it."

National Careers Week: Haley Bouma, STV 2nd March 2020

"With news you can always start with a plan but inevitably something will change throughout the day!"

NCTJ announces ambitious £500k goal for Journalism Diversity Fund as scheme celebrates 15th anniversary 25th February 2020

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.

My apprenticeship story: Jessica Frank-Keyes, Eastern Daily Press 7th February 2020

"I took part in a journalism apprenticeship as part of my training with the Eastern Daily Press in 2018-19."

Our apprenticeship story: JPIMedia 6th February 2020

"Our apprentices play a key role in our newsrooms working closely with colleagues to help produce great community journalism stories."

My apprenticeship story: Yohannes Lowe, The Telegraph 5th February 2020

"I have always enjoyed talking to people and finding out about their personal stories."

My apprenticeship story: Thomas Kingsley, MyLondon 4th February 2020

"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."

NCTJ supports National Apprenticeship Week 2020 3rd February 2020

As National Apprenticeship Week 2020 begins, the NCTJ is proud to support the campaign, co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service.

My apprenticeship story: Dan Wright, KM Media Group 3rd February 2020

"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."

Editors quizzed by students at NCTJ Student Council conference 31st January 2020

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.

Diploma awards presented by Financial Times deputy editor at 2020 Student Council conference 31st January 2020

Twelve students have been rewarded for achieving the best results in the 2018-19 NCTJ Diploma in Journalism exams.

Paul Durrant Award for outstanding NQJ results in East of England presented at NCTJ Student Council conference 31st January 2020

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.

Women’s Health editor-in-chief stresses importance of self-care in webinar for Journalism Diversity Fund students 30th January 2020

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.

Financial Times to host conference for NCTJ student representatives 16th January 2020

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.