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NCE photography success

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

Scots handbook a step nearer

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.

Trainee of the year announced

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

Editorial trainer steps down

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

NCTJ record breaker at 17

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

Job success through

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

Comprehensive magazine course is launched

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

Teen journalist joins youth media charity event

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

Yippee! – I've passed!

What it feels like to get through those crucial NCTJ exams

Boost for Yorkshire college

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

Plans for specialist media college in Sheffield

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

Graduates add to their skills

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

Popular course trebles its places

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

Mid-career training options

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

Former journalist becomes Methodist minister

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

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