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Anniversary marked in style

The 50th anniversary of the National Council for the Training of Journalists has been marked with a celebration lunch, attended by past chairmen, board members and staff. The organisation was set up as the National Advisory Council on the Training

NCE candidates face changes

Changes are to be made to the National Certificate Examination in journalism for the next exam, which will be taken on April 12. The National Council for the Training of journalists has announced the move. It will mean more emphasis

New journalism centre launches fact-filled website

A new journalism centre has launched an ambitious website full of information about the course, the college – and the wide world of the media. Trinity and All Saints, part of the University of Leeds, is known for its range

Deadline looms for college newspaper

Wannabe journalists at Coombeshead College in Newton Abbot are nearing the deadline of a new newspaper. Students taking part in a newly launched after-school newspaper club will be producing the new publication later this term, and 5,000 free copies will

New recruits join press scholar scheme

Two new wannabe reporters have joined the Hull Daily Mail’s successful journalism scholar scheme. David Paine, (32), and Matthew Stamper, (18), are the latest recruits to the scheme which gives people who have lived in the Mail’s circulation area for

NCE photography success

Fourteen press photographers have passed their National Certificate Examinations. The latest candidates sat the exam on November 7, when there were 17 entrants. Two distinctions were awarded to Ben Birchall, of the Lincolnshire Echo, and Skye Brackpool, of the Evening

Scots handbook a step nearer

Progress on a careers booklet for would-be journalists in Scotland will be revealed at a meeting of the Scottish Journalism Training Forum next month. The meeting will be at Craighouse Campus of Napier University in Edinburgh on Thursday December 13.

Trainee of the year announced

An Oxford Mail reporter has been named Trainee Journalist of the Year by Darlington College of Technology. Alison Bartlett, (23), scored top marks in all four exams for her National Council for the Training of Journalists National certificate Examination. Alison

Editorial trainer steps down

A former editor who joined the main board of directors of the National Council for the Training of Journalists has resigned his post due to ill health. Brian Mason was also vice chairman of the Newspaper Journalism Board , a

NCTJ record breaker at 17

A sixth-former at Coombeshead College in Newton Abbot has become the youngest person to pass a National Council for the Training of Journalists exam. Seventeen-year-old Christine Fullam, who works eight hours a week at the Torquay Herald Express, has passed

Job success through

A £10 advert on Holdthefrontpage helped secure Carol Webb her first job in the regional press. Her CV was spotted by managers at the Lincolnshire Echo, who invited her along for an interview – and took her on. Carol, a

Comprehensive magazine course is launched

Liverpool Community College is to pilot an 18-week postgraduate course inmagazine journalism. The course will comprise law, ethics and public affairs, shorthand, subbing and production as well as a study of the periodical industry and work experience. It will begin

Teen journalist joins youth media charity event

A teenager who is working with journalists at the Evening Herald and Western Morning News has joined other youngsters in a leadership course run by youth media charity Children’s Express. It is a nationwide news agency scheme for young journalists

Yippee! – I've passed!

What it feels like to get through those crucial NCTJ exams

Boost for Yorkshire college

Journalism training at Trinity and All Saints College in Leeds has been given a double vote of confidence by industry accrediting bodies. The National Council for the Training of Journalists and the Broadcasting Journalism Training Council both gave the college