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Journalism lecturer to take up NCTJ director role

RozA college’s head of journalism has been appointed as a director and trustee of the National Council for the Training of Journalists.

Roz McKenzie, left, who teaches at Lambeth College, will take up her new roles having been involved in a pilot project for NCTJ journalism apprentices, the first cohort of which graduated in November 2015.

Roz is a member of the council’s apprenticeship working group and a former member of its accreditation board.

She began her journalism career in 1997 as a features editor and news reporter for the National News Press Agency, now part of SWNS.

Roz then worked as a features reporter for the News of the World before moving into freelance work as a reviewer for the now-defunct Sunday title as well as freelancing for other national papers and women’s magazines.

She has taught on NCTJ-accredited courses at the college since 2005 and continues to combine freelance journalism work with running the college’s journalism programme.

Said Roz: “It is an honour to be asked to join the NCTJ board to help maintain standards and the relevance of this top class training in the industry, both now and into the future.”

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