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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.

Joint Journalism Training Council consultation

The NCTJ has joined forces with the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) and the Periodicals Training Council (PTC) to help develop multi-media journalism training.

Get a job tips for student journalists

‘Maturity, passion and confidence’ were the bywords of how to get a job in journalism, editors agreed at the NCTJ’s Student Council meeting in London on Friday.

Invaluable PA book published

Knowing about public affairs is more relevant to journalists today than ever before. That was the message from Kim Fletcher, NCTJ chairman, at the launch of a new book on the subject in London today.

Shorthand exam numbers rocket

The number of students sitting shorthand exams at the start of the 2008-9 academic year was almost double the number sat in the same period the previous year. A total of 736 exams were sat between September and December 2008, compared to 403 between the same dates in 2007-8.

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