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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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NCE Examiners' Report: Spring 2001Newspaper Practice

Page 4 of 4 Thinking of significant changes the money might make to lifestyles prompted one girl candidate to suggest asking the winners: ‘Will this mean you’ll now be able to afford Kellogg’s instead of Tesco’s own brand cornflakes?’ A

NCE Examiners' Report: Spring 2001Speech

Speech – 217 candidates; 130 passed – 60% This speech by the chairman of Oxdown Samaritans offered good scope for reporters with about two years’ experience and most responded well. His theme was their desperate need for more volunteers and

Spring 2001 NCE results

Page 2 of 2 One straightforward statement in the Speech paper caused confusion, perhaps because of the candidates’ shorthand skills. It said: “We have become alarmed in Oxdown in the last two years over the number of young people who

Industry 'taster' on offer

A four-week journalism summer school is being set up by a training centre to give would-be reporters a taste of life in the world of the media. The idea is to help candidates make up their minds if journalism is

NCE Examiners' Report: Spring 2001Interview

Page 1 of 2 News Interview – 231 candidates; 120 passed – 52% Once again, one is forced to conclude that many trainees are churning out stories week after week without anyone questioning their news sense. The springboard for this

NCE Examiners' Report: Spring 2001Newspaper Practice

Page 1 of 4 Newspaper Practice – 235 candidates; 111 passed – 47 per cent The number of candidates achieving 60 percent and above in this section of the examination was once again depressingly low. The number of passes shown

"No tricks" in the Oxdown ability test

Page 2 of 2 “But it has been refined over the past almost 50 years, with input from all sides of the industry, and since we know all of the facts that are given to the candidates, it is as

College journalists win scoop as Hague quits

Trainee journalists at Highbury College faced “hold the front page” drama when William Hague announced his decision to step down. The Portsmouth students were minutes away from their 8am deadline for a 12-page overnight election special when the Tory leader

Jobs boost for formereditor's class

A former editor of the Tamworth Herald is offering budding young journalists a chance to get a foot in the door of the industry. The full-time course is designed to lead to direct entry into the profession. All but three

"No tricks" in the Oxdown ability test

Page 1 of 2 Some 260 hopefuls will be sitting their National Certificate Examination today in the hope that it will open doors in the world of journalism – and make them better at their job. But a pass rate

NCE Examiners' Report: Autumn 2000Speech

Page 1 of 2 Speech – 180 candidates; 87 passed – 48% This speech dealt again with the problems of Eastwood, a district of Oxdown beset by neglect, vandalism and drug problems. Eastwood Regeneration Association was reporting on its successes

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The NCTJ is recruiting journalism candidates for its latest round of pre-entry courses. It is offering courses designed specifically to meet the industry’s needs. They are being held at universities and colleges across the country and entrants will need at

Training boost from Scottish forum

Moves to produce a definitive journalism training manual for schools in Scotland have taken a fresh step forward. The Scottish Journalism Training Forum is about to fill the knowledge gap about careers and training. It will publish the guide in

Time to enrol for training

The National Council for the Training of Journalists has issued a reminder for would-be journalists to get their applications in for the next round of pre-entry courses. Courses for reporters are held at universities and colleges throughout the country, and

NCE Examiners' Report: Autumn 2000Interview

Page 2 of 3 The actions of the passenger from the Cavalier, who ran off after making a vain attempt to recover the drugs, were overlooked by some candidates, despite a useful quote from a witness in the briefing material,