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College to launch new website after NCTJ ban

A new website showcasing the work of budding press photographers from Sheffield College is set to be launched after its previous site was shut down by the National Council for the Training of Journalists.

The website,, was closed in April after the training body challenged the site’s branding with the site and Twitter feed run by courses at Sheffield College using the NCTJ name in their titles.

The college runs journalism and photojournalism courses which are accredited by the NCTJ but the training provider raised concerns that using its name on the website would be unfair to other centres.

Now Sheffield College has confirmed that a new website to promote the work of trainee photographers will open in the near future.

Bill Jones, executive director of Student Experience at The Sheffield College, told HTFP: “The college has started the process of developing a new website to showcase our new press photography and photojournalism students’ work.

“The website will be a great opportunity for students to promote their portfolios to potential employers. We are currently working on the brief and design of the site, and will ensure that it meets the requirements of the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ).

“Our flagship course is one of two nationally to be accredited by the NCTJ and has launched the careers of some of the UK’s best press photographers.”