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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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100 per cent at 120wpm? Wow!

A trainee journalist with Darlington College of Technology won top honours in shorthand

£15,000 bursaries available

Two young people will get their chance in the media industry thanks to a new bursary scheme. The Commission for Racial Equality will pay one year’s living costs for two young people who get a job training in radio, newspaper,

Show 'the write stuff' to win a job in journalism

The Evening Press at York has launched a unique reader competition – with a job as a reporter as the prize. The paper is convinced there is untapped talent in its North and East Yorkshire patch and launched the competition

College nets four out of five NCE awards

Success by trainee journalists from Darlington College in a recent round of industry exams has brought four of the top five awards to the north-east. The students scored well in the October 2001 results of the National Council for Training

100 per cent success

Sheffield College has notched up 100 per cent success in the Newspaper Journalism prelim exams. All 24 students on the NCTJ Fast Track pre-entry course sailed through the demanding 90-minute paper. And that’s the best performance of any college or

Trainees' hard work rewarded

Trainee journalists from a wide range of weekly and evening newspapers have had their hard work rewarded with awards from the National Council for the Training of Journalism. A presentation event was set up by the NCTJ’s North East Regional

"Excellence" award for training college

The media department at Darlington College of Technology has been designated a Centre of Vocational Excellence in a new Government initiative. The centre – which will bring in more than £500,000 of investment – is part of the journalism, media

NCE Examiners' Report: Autumn 2001Newspaper Practice

Page 3 of 4 Few candidates, it was thought, would not at some time have had to dealwith an MoD (Army) Press Release on local soldiers. They would have anobvious starting point even if they knew nothing of the military

NCE Examiners' Report: Autumn 2001Speech

Speech – 185 candidates; 114 passed – 62 per cent The number of satisfactory speech reports in this exam was encouraging,but markers were surprised by the dearth of good, straightforward intros. The speaker was an Oxdown councillor, chairman of the

High pass rates are 'down to sound training'

Newsquest trainee journalists achieved a 73 per cent pass rate – plus no fewer than four individual awards – from the recent National Certificate Examination. The group had 44 trainees sitting the autumn exam with 32 passing. More than half

Newsroom event tests students

Journalism students at Edge Hill College of Higher Education have been getting a taste of what life is really like in a busy newsroom. First year students on the BA (Hons) Journalism degree course in Ormskirk, Lancashire, took part in

Autumn 2001 NCE results

Page 1 of 2 The National Council for the Training of Journalists has announced theresults of the Autumn 2001 National Certificate Examination, which achievedan overall pass rate of 44 per cent. A total of 232 candidates sat the National Certificate

NCE Examiners' Report: Autumn 2001Newspaper Practice

Page 1 of 4 Newspaper Practice – 209 candidates; 112 passed – 54 per cent Candidates’ answers to questions in the newspaper practice section of theautumn NCE suggest that there are many editors who have cause for seriousconcern. Many candidates

Newspaper's collaboration on TV training project

Grimsby College’s NVQ4 Broadcast Journalism course has been voted bestcollege-based media course in the country in the recent Association of Colleges Beacon Awards. The good news was announced by Education Secretary Estelle Morris at the annual principals’ conference in London.