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NCTJ Student Council 2014

Journalism Diversity Fund recipient Liz Jackson blogs about events at the annual NCTJ Student Council.

Top five interview tips from a trainee reporter

Erinn Kerr is a Journalism Diversity Fund recipient who completed the Press Association training course in Newcastle In December 2013. She has since secured a trainee reporter position with a North News and Pictures, a press agency in the North East of England.

Can you teach an ‘old dog’ new tricks?

Current bursary recipient Neil Kingston is currently on the Sports Journalism course at St Mary's University College. He tells us how it feels to go back to school eight years after starting his BA.

From journalism intern to senior reporter

Are you thinking of applying to be the NCTJ’s next journalism intern? Read former Journalism Diversity Fund intern Sam Tonkin’s journey from working for the NCTJ to passing the National Qualification in Journalism.

Diversity in action at The Guardian

Recently I spent a fortnight at The Guardian on a work experience placement as part of their Positive Action Scheme which, like the Journalism Diversity Fund, is a programme designed to open news rooms to a more representative range of journalists.

When something is worth having…

When something is worth having, you need to work super hard for it; and this was the exact circumstance of my journey to get funding for a NCTJ accredited course.

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