As part of the NCTJ’s clearing campaign, the NCTJ spoke with students and alumni who had been through the clearing process themselves, or who had opted to enter the industry via a journalism apprenticeship. Investigative journalist Kafui Okpattah entered the…
"Although women are out there doing amazing things around the world 24/7/365, International Women's Day is a time to hone in on their achievements, raise awareness of their contributions and tackle inequality."
"I am proud that the NCTJ is an equal opportunities employer and that gender will never be a barrier for any work that I’ll undertake as an employee."
"I feel very blessed to enjoy my work. I’m in a position where I can enjoy learning and developing my skills for the future and take on any challenges that may come my way."
"Could it not be argued that bias comes about from not only how women are viewed by society but how we view ourselves?"
"This year may go down as the year journalists fought back. And my God, they did it in style."
"Reporting on and about a community that you live, socialise and have worked in is important to me."
It has meant the world to me to be given an opportunity to stand with those young people that feel they aren't good enough.
"Reflecting upon the ghastly historic coverage of my community, one thing rings true: words have power. And by proxy, the press has the power to influence public opinion. As a journalist, I consider it my duty to play my role in the drive for positive social change."