Bookings are now open for the NCTJ’s flagship event, the Journalism Skills Conference, taking place this year at the University of Sunderland on Thursday, 28 and Friday, 29 November.
The two-day conference brings together trainers, educators, journalists and employers to discuss and debate the latest developments in journalism, and journalism education and training.
We will be joined by a host of speakers working at the heart of the revolution in journalism skills. The importance of resilience and understanding personal safety will be discussed, as well as the future of sport reporting in a digital age.
We will also learn about the latest video skills and explore using drone footage in journalism.
Job destinations of NCTJ graduates will also be examined, and attendees will gain insight on the Community News Project and the impact the new community reporters are having on their communities and newsrooms.
The prestigious Awards for Excellence gala dinner and ceremony, which recognises the NCTJ’s top courses and celebrates the best new journalistic talent, will take place at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light on the evening of 28 November.
Lee Hall, head of the school of media and communications at the University of Sunderland, said: “The city has always been a hotbed for news and sport reporting so we can’t wait to give educators, speakers and aspiring journalists from around the UK a warm North East welcome.
“This is a moment of challenge, change and opportunity for the country and the news media. Our intention is to help deliver a conference programme that reflects these unprecedented times.”