Journalism course named best in country

Nottingham Trent University's BA (Hons) Journalism degree has been named the top performing undergraduate journalism course accredited by National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) in the UK.

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CBJ staff collect the award at the NCTJ’s Journalism Skills Conference

Nottingham Trent University's BA (Hons) Journalism degree has been named the top performing undergraduate journalism course accredited by National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) in the UK.

Given as part of the NCTJ's Journalism Skills Conference, the awards recognise the highest percentage of students achieving the NCTJ gold standard: A-C grade passes in all exams plus 100 words per minute shorthand.

We have close links with industry which provide unique opportunities for our students to learn the trade throughout their degree.

Carole Fleming, director of the CBJ

The course is based at the University's Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism (CBJ), which has been training aspiring journalists for over 20 years. As part of a unique Journalism at Work module, students get the chance to work with local TV channel, Notts TV, writing stories for its news website.

Graduates go on to join media outlets such as the BBC, ITN, Sky News, major newspapers and magazines, plus numerous BBC and commercial radio stations across the country.

Carole Fleming, director of the CBJ, said: "We're now consistently top of the table for our undergraduate journalism training. We have close links with industry which provide unique opportunities for our students to learn the trade throughout their degree. CBJ staff are also experienced journalists in their own right and are dedicated to equipping all of our students with all the necessary skills for a successful career in the media."

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    Photo caption (L to R): Kim Fletcher, chairman of the NCTJ, Ann Charlton, Carole Fleming and Tracy Powell from the CBJ, and Nick Owen, BBC Midlands Today presenter.

Journalism course named best in country

Published on 4 December 2015
  • Category: Press; School of Arts and Humanities

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