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My first month on an NCTJ accredited course

After a month of juggling work and study as a part-time NCTJ Multimedia student at News Associates, Manchester, I’m still on a high. Deadlines, networking and Saturday morning rush hours are just some of the things I’ve had to contend with, yet thanks to the Journalism Diversity Fund I’m learning priceless skills and making incredible contacts.

“There is no other job I would rather be doing”

When you grow up in Northern Ireland you are surrounded by news. Sometimes the stories will be light and forward looking. Often, they are sorrowful and serious, recalling the difficulties of the past.

All aboard the NCTJ rollercoaster

Two weeks from now I will have completed the fast-track Newspaper Journalism course at News Associates in London. The past five months have been nothing short of an insane rollercoaster ride, and I have felt every emotion under the sun since the course began.

Spreading the word

I was over the moon when I was told that I would be the new journalism intern at the NCTJ and would be responsible for administering and promoting the Journalism Diversity Fund.

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