Fourteen press photographers have passed their National Certificate Examinations. The latest candidates sat the exam on November 7, when there were 17 entrants. Two distinctions were awarded to Ben Birchall, of the Lincolnshire Echo, and Skye Brackpool, of the Evening
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Progress on a careers booklet for would-be journalists in Scotland will be revealed at a meeting of the Scottish Journalism Training Forum next month. The meeting will be at Craighouse Campus of Napier University in Edinburgh on Thursday December 13.
An Oxford Mail reporter has been named Trainee Journalist of the Year by Darlington College of Technology. Alison Bartlett, (23), scored top marks in all four exams for her National Council for the Training of Journalists National certificate Examination. Alison
A former editor who joined the main board of directors of the National Council for the Training of Journalists has resigned his post due to ill health. Brian Mason was also vice chairman of the Newspaper Journalism Board , a
A sixth-former at Coombeshead College in Newton Abbot has become the youngest person to pass a National Council for the Training of Journalists exam. Seventeen-year-old Christine Fullam, who works eight hours a week at the Torquay Herald Express, has passed
A £10 advert on Holdthefrontpage helped secure Carol Webb her first job in the regional press. Her CV was spotted by managers at the Lincolnshire Echo, who invited her along for an interview – and took her on. Carol, a
Liverpool Community College is to pilot an 18-week postgraduate course inmagazine journalism. The course will comprise law, ethics and public affairs, shorthand, subbing and production as well as a study of the periodical industry and work experience. It will begin
A teenager who is working with journalists at the Evening Herald and Western Morning News has joined other youngsters in a leadership course run by youth media charity Children’s Express. It is a nationwide news agency scheme for young journalists
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Journalism training at Trinity and All Saints College in Leeds has been given a double vote of confidence by industry accrediting bodies. The National Council for the Training of Journalists and the Broadcasting Journalism Training Council both gave the college
Media moguls of tomorrow could be educated in Sheffield if plans for a specialist college get the go-ahead. Abbeydale Grange is bidding to become one of only nine secondaries for media arts nationwide. The school would offer classes in digital
Fourteen postgraduates have completed a 20-week NCTJ pilot course in magazine journalism at Harlow College. The eight-element course included law, ethics and public affairs, shorthand, news writing, feature writing, subbing exams, production and design training, studying the industry and completing
A new degree course for would-be journalists at Edge Hill College of Higher Education has proved so popular that the college has trebled the number of places available for September starters. Edge Hill, at Ormskirk, is now to fill 60
A series of mid-career training courses is being offered by the National Council for the Training of Journalists. Opportunities for learning include courses on Essentials of Subbing, Interviewing Skills, Sharpening Your English, Media Law, Beginners in PR, Proof Reading, Journalism
A former journalist and journalism lecturer has swapped the newsroom for a dog collar. Gareth Hill, former head of journalism at Cornwall College, is embarking on his third career – as a full-time Methodist minister. He was recently ordained at