The NCTJ has published a careers guide, which aims to encourage people from a range of backgrounds to consider a career in journalism.
Aspiring journalists can consider their training options by hearing from alumni about the different paths they took into successful careers. The guide also features easy-to-navigate listings of all NCTJ-accredited courses, which are a cut above the rest.
Huffpost UK journalist and former Journalism Diversity Fund recipient Nadine White is this year’s cover star, and explains why she wanted to become a journalist.
Nadine, who studied at News Associates in London, said: “I decided to venture into journalism to help be the change I wanted to see.
“But my passion for journalism has never been just for me; it’s very much for communities like mine – and everyone who wants to learn more about the world in which we live.
“That’s the key reason why I report so heavily on marginalised perspectives.”
Also in the guide:
- What makes a good journalist?
- Different areas of journalism
- Being a health reporter during a pandemic
- Using social media as a journalist
- Data journalism
- Choose the right route for you
- NCTJ-accredited course listings