Three journalists who achieved the highest marks in their National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ) exams this year have been congratulated by the NCTJ’s senior examiners.
Free to enter, the annual awards recognise the achievements of talented individuals with promising journalism careers ahead of them.
After students, trainee and apprentice journalists were honoured at the NCTJ’s Awards for Excellence earlier this month, we take a look at the winners who were working in roles funded by the Community News Project (CNP).
"Being able to question people, observe and film footage for the history books was an occasion I won’t forget. For such a saddening news event, the opportunity to cover it was an honour and immensely rewarding."
"What I have learnt is that hard work really does pay off and whatever you want to do, keep going and keep persevering – that’s what I intend to do!"
Student, trainee and apprentice journalists have been honoured in this year’s NCTJ Awards for Excellence, sponsored by News UK.
Paul Derrick, from the Bury Free Press and Suffolk News, has been honoured for his outstanding contribution to journalism training in the newsroom with the NCTJ’s chairman’s award.
As we approach the NCTJ’s Awards for Excellence ceremony taking place on 2 March, we speak to the six apprentices up for the Apprentice of the Year award.
Broadcast journalist and presenter Jo Wilson, from Sky Sports News, is to host this year’s NCTJ Awards for Excellence at Twickenham Stadium.