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'Failed' trainees get NCE as paper is re-marked

There were celebrations, relief and astonishment for a group of trainee reporters this week after they were told they had passed the NCE – two months after being told they had failed the journalism exam. Fifteen regional press reporters have

Chronicle editor to chair newspaper journalism board

David Gledhill has been appointed as the new chair of the NCTJ’s newspaper journalism board. Editor of the Bath Chronicle for the past ten years, he succeeds Mike Woods who retired recently from the NCTJ and chaired the board for

Long-serving journalism trainers stand down

Three long-serving directors of the National Council for the Training of Journalists have retired from their roles. They stood down at the organisation’s annual general meeting, and were thanked by the chairman, Kim Fletcher, for setting it in “very firm

Prof test rules about to change

Page 2 of 2 Neil Webber, editorial training manager for the Kent Messenger Group, is not convinced that the open book move is a good idea, but said that the vast majority of the group’s trainees studied NVQs rather than

Journalism training body set to adapt for future

A series of initiatives is being put together to strengthen the position of the well-established National Council for the Training of Journalists. The changes are being made as regular customers of the popular journalism training organisation begin to question its

New chief executive appointed at NCTJ

Joanne Butcher is to become the new chief executive of the National Council for the Training of Journalists. She succeeds Sally Mellis, who has been forced to relinquish the position on health grounds. Joanne, (38), is currently chief executive of

Former NCTJ chief Keith Hall dies after cancer battle

Keith Hall, the former director of the NCTJ and former editor of the Burnley Express, has died after a battle with cancer. Keith, who was 70, had also worked on the Lancashire Evening Post and was a long time member