As Liverpool hosts the Eurovision Song Contest, community reporter Paul McAuley tells us how he’s covering celebrations and connecting with LGBTQ+ communities to garner fan reaction.
A local democracy reporter, who champions social issues in London, has revealed how support from the Journalism Diversity Fund helped kickstart her career.
Editors, trainers and industry professionals will come together to scrutinise a new report examining diversity in journalism.
With new statistics showing the impact of the Meta-backed scheme, the NCTJ's head of partnerships and projects Will Gore considers how it has opened up new recruitment opportunities.
"Last September, I was awarded the Thomas Read bursary which helped me train for my NCTJ at News Associates in Manchester. As part of the bursary, two weeks work experience at Sky Sports News (SSN) was included and I completed my placement there in February."
"Being able to question people, observe and film footage for the history books was an occasion I won’t forget. For such a saddening news event, the opportunity to cover it was an honour and immensely rewarding."
"What I have learnt is that hard work really does pay off and whatever you want to do, keep going and keep persevering – that’s what I intend to do!"
Breaking down barriers to support gender equality in sports journalism was the subject of a panel discussion hosted by the NCTJ to mark International Women’s Day.
The NCTJ is to work with media literacy charity The Student View to offer free introductory training to young people who want to work in the media.