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Our training blog ‘Training Matters’ is written by staff of the National Council for the Training of Journalists and other guest contributors. It is designed to encourage debate on all aspects of journalism training. Check back here for further updates.

Training Matters: How to succeed at shorthand

John Cary, head of accreditation at the NCTJ, reflects on the work to help young journalists as they strive to win their personal battle to succeed at shorthand. Nervous laughter. Unconvincing smiles. General sheepishness and shuffling in seats. The reaction