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Successful NCE candidates – Spring 2005

The following candidates, listed under the centre at which they sat the examination, have now gained the National Certificate: BOURNEMOUTH Samantha Chapman Aldershot News Gary Cleland Newbury Weekly News Matthew Dickinson The News, Portsmouth Huw Griffith Dorset Echo Lisa-Marie Harrity

Autumn 2004 NCE:Photo awards

The Fuji prize for Photographer of the Year has been awarded to Lucy Ray (May NCE) of the Matlock Mercury/Derbyshire Times. Lucy Angus Thomson, national product manager of Fuji, said: “Once again this year we had two exceptional portfolios going

Eight photographers get their 'prof test'

Eight press photographers and photojournalists have been successful in the November 2004 National Certificate Examination. The successful press photographers were: Claire Tregaskis, Western Morning News Katy Beswetherick, Lancashire Evening Telegraph Anthony Channer, Essex Chronicle Anthony Chappel-Ross, Harrogate Advertiser Sarah Hickey,

Successful NCE candidates – Autumn 2004

The following candidates, listed under the centre at which they sat the examination, have now gained the National Certificate. Click here to see the successful photographers. BOURNEMOUTH Kieran Fox Southern Daily Echo Angela Gallen Dorset Echo Lynn Jackson Daily Echo,

Training boost as qualifications group re-forms

The Newspaper Qualifications Council has been re-launched with Wolverhampton Express & Star managing director Keith Parker as chairman. The Council aims to actively support training and qualifications to high professional standards in all sectors of the regional newspaper industry. It

43 per cent pass rate for Autumn NCE

The National Certificate has been awarded to 103 candidates who sat the NCE earlier this year – a pass rate of 43 per cent. Just under half the 239 candidates entered for the exam have qualified as journalists after sitting

NCE success for 44 per cent of candidates

A 44 per cent pass rate in the National Certificate Examination means that 116 candidates have qualified as journalists. A total of 263 candidates sat the National Certificate Examination in October at 15 centres across the UK. The candidates who

51 per cent pass rate for NCE

A 51 per cent pass rate in the National Certificate Examination means that 136 candidates have qualified as journalists. A total of 265 candidates sat the National Certificate Examination in April at 16 centres across the UK, as well as

Teen journalist joins youth media charity event

A teenager who is working with journalists at the Evening Herald and Western Morning News has joined other youngsters in a leadership course run by youth media charity Children’s Express. It is a nationwide news agency scheme for young journalists

Work experience behind the wheel of a sports car

Teenager Chris Knapman is the envy of many would-be journalists, who spend their periods of work experience doing endless vox pops for the local paper. He got to hurtle around in a £26,000 Honda S2000 sports car as part of

Faked photo claim denied

The Western Morning News is rightly proud of its reputation for stunning pictures. So a letter from a reader accusing them of photo trickery caused a stir in the newspaper’s Plymouth offices. Joan Rendell wrote in to ask: “…who does

Striking use of images

One example of a dramatic front page picture from the Western Morning News – this one concerning the plight of Dartmoor ponies Open any edition of the Western Morning News, and you can’t fail to be impressed by the striking