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Welcome to the Journalism Training News page. Here you will find news about all aspects of journalism training including the latest NQJ results, notable achievements by journalism students, and new journalism courses.

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Comprehensive coverage by pre-entry trainees

As firefighters called their first national strike in 25 years on Wednesday night, the trainee journalists at the Editorial Centre covered the story from a Hastings perspective. The young journalists, who produce two weekly newspapers – the Hastings Archer and

NCTJ logbook launched

The new National Council for the Training of Journalists’ on-the-job training logbook has been launched for trainees taking the National Certificate Examination. The logbook was devised after consultations with editors, trainers and trainees and represents one of biggest changes to

Prize money for students rises to £2,500

Student journalists will be able to compete for £2,500 in prizes in memory of a former student who was killed by the 1983 IRA Harrods bomb. Philip Geddes was a member of St Edmund Hall at Oxford University and after

Journalism training partners claim rare honour

A journalism training partnership between Newsquest and Darlington College of Technology has achieved national recognition. It has won the prestigious Beacon Award, which includes money for further programme development, and recognises an established training programme that demonstrates excellent results and

Student journalism bursary announced

A bursary to help a student embarking on a career in journalism has been awarded for the third time. The £500 grant in memory of former Royston Crow editor Fred Sillence, who died in August 1999, went to Carla Challis

Local recruits snapped up for Mail training scheme

The latest scholar has joined the Hull Daily Mail’s journalism training scheme – a move which will guarantee her a reporting job in three years. Hull-born Joanna Hunter is the latest recruit to join the Mail’s Scholars scheme, which offers

Journo course up for national award

A training partnership between Darlington College of Technology and publishing group Newsquest has been shortlisted for a top education award. Budding Newsquest journalists from all over the country are trained at Darlington College, which has a national reputation for journalism

Media training offered

Unemployed Londoners are being given the chance to take part in a training course that could help them prepare for a career in the media. The voluntary organisation CSV Media in London is currently looking for people who would like

Overseas trip prize for student journalist

Journalism trainee Catherine Spring has won a national writing competition and scooped an overseas trip to report on an aid project for The Guardian. The Trinity and All Saints University student is studying for the postgraduate diploma in print journalism

Journalism course gets NCTJ backing

Edge Hill College of Higher Education’s BA journalism degree has been awarded full three-year accreditation by the NCTJ. The college’s BA (Hons) Journalism course, run by the institution’s Department of Media and Communication, was launched in September 2001. Tony Turjansky

Young journalists and photographers rewarded

Young journalists and photographers have had their hard work rewarded at a graduation ceremony at Grimsby College. The students recently completed an NVQ level four in either newspaper journalism, sub-editing or photography, run by East Coast Media, a purpose-built media

Scholarship scheme:Andrew's story

As an 18-year-old having just finished my A-levels, the scholarship created a perfect balance between learning theory and practical experience. Most university places don’t provide an opportunity to enter a high-profile workplace on such a regular basis and students usually

Scholarship scheme:Christopher's story

I distinctly remember nervously approaching the Mail offices more than four years ago. I was 27 years old and a disillusioned council worker and although I loved every minute of working in the community and being on the front line,

Pioneering scheme helps trainees into work

The Hull Daily Mail has started its pioneering scholarship scheme, which aims to give local people a helping hand into a career in journalism. And with a first-class degree and three years work in the newsroom behind them, the first

College launches new journalism course

A Scottish college will soon be teaching budding reporters the tricks of the trade. An HNC/HND course in practical journalism is being launched by Aberdeen College’s communications and media department next month. It will run in addition to the communications

NCE Spring 2002: Examiners' report – Speech

Speech – 216 candidates; 123 passed – 57 per cent Changes in the format were introduced in this exam. Previously the speech lasted ten minutes and ran to 1,000 words (at an average speed of 100 words a minute). The