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Student’s perfect shorthand score earns prize

A journalism student’s speedy shorthand skills have seen her take the Archant award for best performance in the 100wpm exam. Hannah Scott, who got 100pc accuracy in the exam, received her prize of a certificate and a cheque for £250 from Archant

International law firm sponsors skills conference

International legal practice Herbert Smith LLP has been named as one of the leading sponsors of this year’s Journalism Skills Conference. The event, organised by the National Council for the Training of Journalists, opens on 30 November in Belfast where

Deadline looms for ‘stars of the future’

The deadline is looming in a competition to find journalism’s ‘Stars of the Future. The competition, being run by the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ in partnership with regional newspapers as part of its 60th anniversary celebrations, closes

NCTJ holds shorthand workshops to boost skills

The National Council for the Training of Journalists will run shorthand workshops to help people improve their skills ahead of taking exams. Its workshops will provide help with taking down selective notes, reporting quotes accurately and improving listening and selection

Budding journalists urged to enter NCTJ contest

Budding reporters are being urged to get their entries in for a contest which aims to find the journalists of the future. The National Council for the Training of Journalists launched its ‘Stars of the Future’ competition last month as

Seminar to be held for budding press snappers

Budding press photographers and photojournalists are being offered chance to attend a free seminar where they can learn more about career options and training opportunities. The National Council for the Training of Journalists is holding the event at the Guardian’s