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Budding reporters interview Blue Peter presenter

Two budding reporters interviewed Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton as part of a work experience placement with the National Council for the Training of Journalists. Jessica Dyer and Katie Tomlin, from Saffron Walden County High School, carried out the interview

Honorary degree for former regional daily editor

A former Belfast Telegraph editor has been awarded an honorary degree recognising his services to journalism. Edmund Curran was given the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters (DLitt) by the University of Ulster on Tuesday after spending his whole career

Google to sponsor Journalism Skills Conference

Search engine giant Google is to be the headline sponsor of this year’s Journalikm Skills Conference, the National Council for the Training of Journalists has announced. The annual conference takes place at Nottingham Trent University on 28-29 November and will

Award-winning student journalist to promote NCTJ fund

An award-winning student journalist has been appointed as an intern for the National Council for the Training of Journalists. Lisa Nelson from Belfast Metropolitan College will join the organisation in July as its Journalism Diversity Fund intern. Her role will include promoting

Journalism students call for more social media training

Journalism students have called for more training in social media at a meeting with directors of the National Council for the Training of Journalists. Harriet Brace from Glasgow Caledonian University, Tom Edwards from Lambeth College and Hannah Mark from Belfast

Places still available at data journalism seminar

There is still time to book a place on a data journalism seminar which is being held by the National Council for the Training of Journalists this week. The event takes place on Friday 25 May at Bloomberg in London

Shorthand aces will be rewarded at June seminar

A shorthand seminar will be held next month by the The National Council for the Training of Journalists. The seminar on 20 June will see awards presented for the best shorthand performance over two speeds, all of which are sponsored

Business and finance option added to NCTJ diploma

The National Council for the Training of Journalists is adding a new module to its journalism diploma covering specialist business and finance reporting. Training chiefs say the new specialist option in the diploma, which will be available from September 2012,