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Shorthand is here to stay, says editor

“Shorthand is priceless.” These were the words of Dave King, editor of the Swindon Advertiser, as he addressed the NCTJ’s annual shorthand seminar in London on Friday (5 June).

Photographers make the grade

Eighteen trainee press photographers and photo-journalists took part in the NCTJ’s latest exam on May 6, at The Sheffield College. Twelve of them made the grade as seniors– a pass rate of 67 per cent.

Surge in NCE candidate numbers

The number of trainee reporters who sat the NCTJ’s National Certificate Examination in March 2009 was the highest in two years.

Top-performing NCE reporters named

Four newly-qualified senior journalists are to be rewarded for their excellent performance in the March 2009 National Certificate Examination.

Journalists still pursuing excellence

Trainee journalists are still striving to achieve the gold standard of training, supported by their publications, despite redundancies and restructuring in the industry.

Kick-off for sports journalism distance learning course

Sports journalism is a dynamic and popular field of expertise, where passions for all kinds of sport and journalism unite. Competition for work is fierce and often, an amount of ingenuity and luck are required to get started.

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