The NCTJ has today released the results of a survey highlighting how important it is for journalism students to access court hearings – even if they cannot attend in person.
A new edition of the NCTJ’s careers guide has been published, and aims to encourage people from a range of backgrounds to consider a career in journalism.
Three qualified senior journalists are celebrating achieving top marks in their NQJ exams.
A charity champion has described how her relationship with a community news reporter has really made an impact within the black community and helped instil trust in the media.
The Journalists’ Charity is today announced as the latest supporter of the NCTJ’s Journalism Diversity Fund (JDF).
The NCTJ Awards for Excellence, which recognise the achievements of talented individuals with promising journalism careers ahead of them, are now open for entries for 2021.
"The value of the project, in my eyes at least, is beyond doubt. Communities have been given a voice through local publishers, new journalistic talent has been unearthed – and our readers are getting an even better service."
The NCTJ’s Journalism Diversity Fund (JDF) has been honoured with a special award from the Press Awards, which were announced today.
The National Council for the Training of Journalists has become the new home of Teeline shorthand, as the charity takes over the copyright from the Teeline Royalties Partnership.
The Google News Initiative has extended its support of the NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Academy (JSA).
"It's such a huge opportunity. We need people from all walks of life to represent communities. Whatever your age or background this is such a good way of accessing journalism training."
"Being a community reporter has been more than an ideal role to begin life as a journalist. It’s helped me identify the types of stories I enjoy reporting on and led to my new job as a life writer across Lincolnshire Live, Derbyshire Live, and Nottinghamshire Live."
"My favourite thing about being a community reporter was giving people from similar backgrounds to myself a voice and seeing the difference it made to their lives and those around them."
"I saw the Facebook community journalism project as an exciting initiative that was looking to put local communities at the heart of regional news, something I have been immensely proud to have been part of."
"I believe my role as a Facebook community reporter allowed me to actively make sure every voice was heard and cover previously undocumented topics through the level of trust I had gradually built with my contacts."
"What was most unexpected was how many communities surround us that we simply do not think about. There are people from all walks of life crying out for their voices to be heard - all they want is to be listened to and understood."
Six former community reporters have shared their experiences of the Community News Project (CNP), as they move into permanent roles with their publishers.
The Society of Editors is today announced as the latest sponsor of the NCTJ’s Journalism Diversity Fund (JDF).
The National Council for the Training of Journalists is this year celebrating its 70th anniversary.
The Aziz Foundation is today announced as the newest sponsor of the NCTJ’s Journalism Diversity Fund (JDF).
BMJ is today announced as an official partner of the NCTJ’s Journalism Diversity Fund (JDF).
Mental health is a pandemic buzzword. Every news outlet has tried over the past year to capture stories and voices that embody what it means to be mentally ill, but the reality is often hard to put into words.
The NCTJ has published a new report on diversity in journalism, examining the characteristics of journalists in the UK.
The NCTJ is publishing a new title, Essential Journalism, to offer a practical guide to all aspects of modern journalism for NCTJ learners.
Student representatives have been able to meet with each other, quiz editors and give feedback to the NCTJ team thanks to a selection of remote Student Council events.
Insider Inc is today announced as the latest news media organisation to give its financial backing to the NCTJ’s Journalism Diversity Fund.
The best performing NCTJ-accredited courses are being celebrated as the NCTJ publishes results tables for 2019-20.
CNN International today became the 17th media organisation to give its financial backing to the NCTJ’s Journalism Diversity Fund.
Student, trainee and apprentice journalists have been honoured in the NCTJ Awards for Excellence virtual ceremony, hosted by Sky News.
Mark Hanna, co-author of McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists, has been honoured for his outstanding contribution to journalism training and education with the NCTJ chairman’s award.
Victoria Scholes has become the first student from Ability Today’s Academy for Disabled Journalists to pass the NCTJ Certificate in Foundation Journalism (CFJ).
The NCTJ is working to provide training for journalists reporting on police operations, as part of the Government’s first national action plan to protect journalists.
Top broadcast journalist and news presenter Anna Botting is to host the Awards for Excellence 2020 in a virtual ceremony in partnership with Sky News.
"I cannot express how much I have learnt throughout my role as a community reporter. What I love is that you’re always growing as you meet people from different walks of life and gain new perspectives every day."
"I’ve always believed that everyone has a story to tell, often more than one, and I wanted to help showcase those voices through my writing."
"International Women’s Day is a chance to celebrate the women who have had an impact on the world and the ones who have supported us in our everyday lives."
"Through journalism, as a community reporter, I have especially enjoyed covering inspiring acts of sisterhood in Hackney, as well as telling the stories of the countless remarkable women in the borough."
Looking ahead to the end of your course, you’ve put in the hard work and achieved the gold standard diploma and – hooray! – you’ve secured that all important first job in the media industry. What happens next?
As a trained journalist, there are lots of different journalism jobs you can do. Whether sport is your passion or you’re a natural presenter, there are roles to suit all interests – not all of them in traditional fields. We spoke to two journalists who are using their skills in two very different roles.
So, you want to study journalism, but where do you start? For the best chance of securing a job in journalism, studying for the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism will put you a cut above the rest - and there are several study routes available. We spoke to five recent graduates about the path they chose, and where they are now.
The NCTJ has partnered with News UK to train up to 100 out-of-work young people through the Government’s Kickstart Scheme.
The NCTJ is proud to support National Careers Week 2021, taking place this week, by encouraging people from all backgrounds to consider a career in journalism.
Are you thinking of a career in journalism but wonder whether the job is the right fit? Here’s a list of attributes that often make a good journalist. Perhaps they sound like you?
Twelve candidates have been rewarded for achieving the best results in the 2019-20 NCTJ Diploma in Journalism exams.
The NCTJ’s annual quality assurance and standards report has been published on the charity’s website today.
ITV News is today announced as a new backer of the Journalism Diversity Fund (JDF), helping to make a career in journalism more viable for a wider range of candidates.
I had the best time on my apprenticeship, and I can honestly say that if I didn’t do the apprenticeship, I don’t think I would be where I am now in my career.
Undergraduate students quizzed editors on the state of the journalism jobs market during the global coronavirus pandemic at the first of four virtual NCTJ Student Council events.
Before starting my NCTJ apprenticeship, my hopes of becoming a journalist had been left on the back burner.
The NCTJ’s Awards for Excellence 2020 will be presented in a virtual ceremony on Thursday, 18 March in partnership with Sky News.
talkSPORT, the world’s biggest sports radio station, launched a brand new apprenticeship scheme in September to find three young people to become valued members of the production team.
We hear from talkSPORT's new apprentices on what they are looking forward to in their apprenticeships.
There is a common misperception that apprenticeships are exclusively suited to those who do not have a degree. I am the living proof that it is untrue.
I applied for my apprenticeship with JPIMedia from my room in a shared flat in Brussels, my hands slightly shaking as I clicked send. It was almost two years ago, and I was working as a communications assistant for a non-for-profit organisation in the Belgian capital.
Sian Harrison, law service editor of PA Media, has been appointed by the NCTJ and Oxford University Press to work with Mark Hanna as co-author of the 26th edition of McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists.
Yahoo UK, owned by Verizon Media, is today announced as the latest news publisher to become a financial contributor to the Journalism Diversity Fund (JDF).
The National Council for the Training of Journalists is taking further action to help accredited centres and learners in light of the new national lockdown coming into force this week.
Jan Alder, who worked for the NCTJ for nearly thirty years, has died of cancer. She passed away peacefully at St Helena Hospice in Colchester on 1 January 2021, aged 64.