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Confessions of a fast-track NCTJ student

2 Jan 18

I am 16 weeks into the 20-week fast-track NCTJ course, and I finally have the time to take stock of the last few months and write something that’s not a) for my portfolio, b) shorthand or c) revision notes.

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My work experience with the BBC in London

11 Dec 17

“As the first recipient of the Claire Prosser Bursary Award, your university fees will be taken care of and you’ll be doing lots of work experience. Your first week is with the BBC…in London.”

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“I’ll look back on these months as some of the best”

31 Aug 17

If you want to work as a journalist, you should probably do the NCTJ training. I strongly believe this now, though a couple of years ago I would have found such a statement profoundly annoying.

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“Talk to everyone you possibly can – a week flies by!”

7 Jul 17

JDF recipient Jen Stout reflects on her work experience at the New Statesman, and details why she would always choose to work face to face with people over freelancing.

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Election week at the New Statesman

4 Jul 17

“When I walked in to the New Statesman offices at the start of an incredibly exciting election week, I knew my time there would shape up to be a great learning opportunity – and that it was.”

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How I got my dream job

24 Feb 17

Emilia Bona explains how her JDF bursary enabled her to excel on her NCTJ course and become a reporter in a newsroom she loves.

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And so my NCTJ journey has begun

14 Nov 16

And so my NCTJ Journey has begun. I am currently studying at News Associates and I am really enjoying it.

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“I thought I had it all sussed…”

6 Oct 16

Katie Boyd, recipient of the Claire Prosser bursary award, shares her thoughts on the recent Journalism Diversity Fund celebratory reception

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From first step to first shift – breaking into journalism

22 Jul 16

Newly graduated journalist, Beth Baldwin, touches on her experiences at work, on course and with the Journalism Diversity Fund.

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Journalism: it’s a marathon, not a sprint

5 May 16

I’m not much of a crier but there a few things that are guaranteed to set me off and one of those is the London Marathon theme tune.

The image of the colourful crowd crossing the Tower Bridge to the triumphant tones of Ron Goodwin’s 1966 classic is a sure fire way to start the waterworks, and often a eulogy about how athletics brings us all together.

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