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The NCTJ celebrates 50 years of Teeline shorthand

2018 marks fifty years since the invention of Teeline shorthand, the fundamental skill for journalists, and the NCTJ is celebrating Teeline’s golden anniversary with a number of activities throughout the year, including a special ‘Tee party’ celebration at the NCTJ’s annual shorthand seminar in June.

The great shorthand debate raised again after social media flurry

A Twitter storm about shorthand, regarded by many as a journalist’s sacrosanct skill, erupted yesterday morning as some students discovered that shorthand is now an optional module in the structure of the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism. Fears were allayed by the facts: shorthand is mandatory for news journalists and isn’t going away but there is a lot more flexibility to cater for the full range of journalism careers.

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