NCTJ survey finds journalism tutors keen to gain remote access to court hearings for students 15th September 2021

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.

New NCTJ careers guide published to inspire journalists of the future 31st August 2021

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.

Top-performing trainees celebrated for outstanding NQJ exam performance 25th August 2021

Three qualified senior journalists are celebrating achieving top marks in their NQJ exams.

How a Community News Project reporter's relationship with a charity champion has made an impact and helped instil trust in journalism 24th August 2021

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 announced as the latest supporter of the NCTJ’s Journalism Diversity Fund 21st July 2021

The Journalists’ Charity is today announced as the latest supporter of the NCTJ’s Journalism Diversity Fund (JDF).

NCTJ Awards for Excellence 2021 open for entries 21st July 2021

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.

Our Community News Project experience: Martin Wright, editor-in-chief, MNA Media 15th July 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 receives special award from the Press Awards 15th July 2021

The NCTJ’s Journalism Diversity Fund (JDF) has been honoured with a special award from the Press Awards, which were announced today.

The NCTJ becomes the new home of Teeline shorthand 6th July 2021

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.

Google News Initiative extends support of NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Academy 1st July 2021

The Google News Initiative has extended its support of the NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Academy (JSA).

My Community News Project experience: Alison Bagley 29th June 2021

"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."

My Community News Project experience: Gurjeet Nanrah 29th June 2021

"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 Community News Project experience: Jessica Molyneux 29th June 2021

"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."

My Community News Project experience: Lisa Rand 29th June 2021

"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."

My Community News Project experience: Natasha Meek 29th June 2021

"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."

My Community News Project experience: Ollie Kemp 29th June 2021

"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."

Former community reporters reflect on the Community News Project 29th June 2021

Six former community reporters have shared their experiences of the Community News Project (CNP), as they move into permanent roles with their publishers.

Society of Editors pledges support for NCTJ’s Journalism Diversity Fund 24th June 2021

The Society of Editors is today announced as the latest sponsor of the NCTJ’s Journalism Diversity Fund (JDF).

NCTJ celebrates 70 years of excellence in journalism training 22nd June 2021

The National Council for the Training of Journalists is this year celebrating its 70th anniversary.

The Aziz Foundation joins growing number of Journalism Diversity Fund sponsors 17th June 2021

The Aziz Foundation is today announced as the newest sponsor of the NCTJ’s Journalism Diversity Fund (JDF).

BMJ becomes the latest sponsor of the Journalism Diversity Fund 14th June 2021

BMJ is today announced as an official partner of the NCTJ’s Journalism Diversity Fund (JDF).

Is there space for mental illness in the media industry? - Debbie Luxon, Cambridgeshire Live 14th May 2021

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. 

New report on diversity in journalism published by the NCTJ 12th May 2021

The NCTJ has published a new report on diversity in journalism, examining the characteristics of journalists in the UK.

NCTJ and Routledge to publish Essential Journalism, a new guide for trainee journalists 29th April 2021

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 connect with NCTJ team, editors and each other thanks to bespoke remote Student Council events 14th April 2021

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 becomes latest sponsor of NCTJ Journalism Diversity Fund 13th April 2021

Insider Inc is today announced as the latest news media organisation to give its financial backing to the NCTJ’s Journalism Diversity Fund.

Top performing NCTJ-accredited courses 2019-20 announced 1st April 2021

The best performing NCTJ-accredited courses are being celebrated as the NCTJ publishes results tables for 2019-20.

CNN becomes JDF sponsor to support diverse journalism talent 23rd March 2021

CNN International today became the 17th media organisation to give its financial backing to the NCTJ’s Journalism Diversity Fund.

Outstanding student, trainee and apprentice journalists celebrated in virtual NCTJ Awards for Excellence ceremony, hosted by Sky News 18th March 2021

Student, trainee and apprentice journalists have been honoured in the NCTJ Awards for Excellence virtual ceremony, hosted by Sky News.

'Hugely respected' journalism educator Mark Hanna wins NCTJ chairman's award 2020 18th March 2021

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.

Ability Today and NCTJ student celebrates Certificate in Foundation Journalism success 16th March 2021

Victoria Scholes has become the first student from Ability Today’s Academy for Disabled Journalists to pass the NCTJ Certificate in Foundation Journalism (CFJ).

NCTJ to play key role in national plan to protect journalists 9th March 2021

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.

Sky News presenter Anna Botting to present NCTJ Awards for Excellence 2020 9th March 2021

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.

International Women's Day 2021: Natasha Meek, Telegraph & Argus 8th March 2021

"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."

International Women's Day 2021: Rosie Boon, Peterborough Telegraph 8th March 2021

"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 2021: Charlotte Vowles, Devon Live 8th March 2021

"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."

International Women's Day 2021: Holly Chant, Hackney Gazette 8th March 2021

"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."

National Careers Week: the next steps in your journalism career 5th March 2021

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?

National Careers Week: different areas of journalism 3rd March 2021

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.

National Careers Week: Choose the right route for you 2nd March 2021

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.

NCTJ partners with News UK and News Associates on scheme to help unemployed young people break into the media 2nd March 2021

The NCTJ has partnered with News UK to train up to 100 out-of-work young people through the Government’s Kickstart Scheme.

NCTJ supports National Careers Week 2021 1st March 2021

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.

National Careers Week: What makes a good journalist? 1st March 2021

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?

Top-performing NCTJ candidates celebrated for outstanding diploma exam results 18th February 2021

Twelve candidates have been rewarded for achieving the best results in the 2019-20 NCTJ Diploma in Journalism exams.

Quality assurance and standards report on 2020 year of upheaval published by the NCTJ 18th February 2021

The NCTJ’s annual quality assurance and standards report has been published on the charity’s website today.

ITV News announced as new Journalism Diversity Fund sponsor 16th February 2021

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.

My apprenticeship story: Cree-Summer Haughton, ITV News 12th February 2021

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.

NCTJ students quiz editors on the journalism jobs market during a pandemic at first virtual Student Council conference 12th February 2021

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.

My apprenticeship story: Asha Patel, LeicestershireLive 11th February 2021

Before starting my NCTJ apprenticeship, my hopes of becoming a journalist had been left on the back burner.

NCTJ Awards for Excellence to be presented in virtual ceremony in partnership with Sky News 11th February 2021

The NCTJ’s Awards for Excellence 2020 will be presented in a virtual ceremony on Thursday, 18 March in partnership with Sky News.

talkSPORT: Why we're backing our apprentices 10th February 2021

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.

Our apprenticeship story: talkSPORT apprentices 10th February 2021

We hear from talkSPORT's new apprentices on what they are looking forward to in their apprenticeships.

My apprenticeship story: Hedi Mehrez, Swindon Advertiser 9th February 2021

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.

My apprenticeship story: Anna Colivicchi, Lancashire Post 8th February 2021

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 appointed as new co-author of McNae’s Essential Law for Journalists 27th January 2021

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 becomes latest sponsor of the Journalism Diversity Fund 20th January 2021

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).

NCTJ enhances its support for centres and learners during national lockdown 8th January 2021

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.

NCTJ mourns the death of its longest-ever serving staff member 7th January 2021

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.