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Deputy chief of trade body joins NCTJ board

LynneAnderson(1)A former local journalist who went on to become deputy chief executive of trade body the News Media Association has been appointed as a director and trustee of the NCTJ.

Lynne Anderson, left, has been deputy director of the NMA and its predecessor body the Newspaper Society since 2012, having previously run its communcations and marketing operation.

A former journalist and editor, Lynne completed her NCTJ pre-entry course in Cardiff and trained at the Sussex Guardian Group, gaining the proficiency certificate in 1986.

In her various roles with the NMA and NS she has given evidence as an expert witness before parliamentary select committees, advised civil servants and ministers, and written speeches and articles for senior politicians and members of the Royal Family.

Said Lynne: “In an age of fake news, the need for qualified journalists, professionally trained to the highest of standards, has never been greater.

“The NCTJ’s world-class training scheme is leading the way and it is a real honour to join the NCTJ board, having started my own career by training as a journalist with the NCTJ in Cardiff.”

Kim Fletcher, chairman of the NCTJ, said: “We’re so pleased to have Lynne joining the board. Here’s someone who knows the media world from every angle, understands all the big issues of the digital era, can write a story, a speech or a press release, market a business and read a balance sheet

“Her contacts book is pretty good too. I guess that’s what comes of making a good start in life with an NCTJ qualification.”