A behind the scenes guide to studying at News Associates: The end of 2017
Sky Sports News, shorthand and lots of success – we’re ending 2017 on a high at News Associates.
This September we welcomed two new cohorts of full-time trainees eager to undertake their NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism at News Associates – officially the UK’s number one NCTJ journalism school. And we’ve really thrown them into the deep end. Click here to join us in 2018.
Here’s what we’ve been up to…
We’ve whittled down the Shorthand World Cup and Plate to four finalists. Watch this space. It could get heated.
— News Associates (@NewsAssociates) November 8, 2017
Our sports journalism trainees spent a day at Sky Sports News in Osterley witnessing first-hand what it takes to produce a rolling sports news TV channel – and they even got to join morning news conference.
Read more about what they got up to here.
The Guardian north of England editor Helen Pidd spoke to our Manchester trainees about all the important things in journalism.
— News Associates (@NewsAssociates) November 9, 2017
We sat some shorthand exams.
Confidence high after today’s 💯 words per minute shorthand exam. Amazing effort by all to be ready this quick. Top tutors @EdwardCRoberts & @teeline. 🔥 #LoveShorthand #StartedHere pic.twitter.com/FVIKcXpGxm
— News Associates (@NewsAssociates) November 9, 2017
And passed some shorthand exams.
Massive congrats to everyone who passed 100wpm shorthand today 🎉🎉 We’re super proud 🌟 And a shout out to the six trainees who passed after just 🔟 weeks. 👏👏 #TeamNA #LoveShorthand #StartedHere @teeline @EdwardCRoberts pic.twitter.com/yxdsLKwthC
— News Associates (@NewsAssociates) November 20, 2017
Fresh from their early morning trip to Osterley, our sports journalism trainees went to Cambridge for the Society of Editors Conference 2017.
Read more about their trip here.
Meanwhile, our fast-track and part-time trainees witnessed a protest while at Mayor’s Question Time at City Hall.
Our full and part-time @NCTJ_news #journalism trainees are getting more than they bargained for at #MayorsQuestionTime. #MQT #LondonAssembly #CityHall @MayorofLondon @SadiqKhan https://t.co/ph0wqPjOqT
— News Associates (@NewsAssociates) November 16, 2017
We’ve been on the road a lot ourselves too.
— Abbie Cheeseman (@cheesemanab) November 18, 2017
Calm before this year’s @NCTJ_news skills conference. Looking forward to two days’ fascinating debates and discussions and catching up with some familiar faces @NewsAssociates #NCTJconf pic.twitter.com/BbVskXB1In
— Graham Dudman (@1dudders) November 23, 2017
— Lucy Dyer (@Lucyedyer) November 30, 2017
From live text commentary to mobile journalism, our trainees were determined to cover the budget.
— News Associates (@NewsAssociates) November 22, 2017
— Tom Pilcher (@Rarelyonfairway) November 22, 2017
Our managing editor James Toney and #TeamNA grad Ben Hayward both spoke at the NCTJ Conference, which you can read more about here.
Then we put our glad rags on for the NCTJ Awards for Excellence 2017.
— News Associates (@NewsAssociates) November 23, 2017
Before the awards came rolling in. Again.
News Associates is officially the UK’s number one NCTJ journalism course – for the third year in a row.
Click on the picture below to read more about our course success.
But the trainees did all the hard work!
Anna Schaverien was crowned Student Journalist of the Year – the third straight year a News Associates graduate has won the prize, which is awarded for the best examination results achieved nationally in the NCTJ’s Diploma in Journalism.
Almost a year to the day, I quit a job that I wasn’t enjoying anymore to pursue my dream of a career in journalism.
— Anna Schaverien (@annaschav) November 24, 2017
And #TeamNA proved they aren’t just good in the classroom, they’re great in the newsroom too.
With Katie Falkingham scooping trainee sports journalist of the year and Neil Athey taking home trainee news journalist of the year.
Read more about our success here.
Then our award-winning went global.
Overwhelmed to have won the 2017 New Zealand Herald DJ Cameron Young Journalist Award! Thank you #Rotorua! @TheDailyPost @thehitsrotorua @nzherald @NewsAssociates #Manchester @TheStarSport https://t.co/9dCJ7zllnR
— Ruth Dacey (@RuthDacey) November 30, 2017
As did our World Cup coverage.
— Sportsbeat (@Sportsbeat) December 1, 2017
— News Associates (@NewsAssociates) December 1, 2017
And the love for shorthand got real.
Forget the Louboutins, all I want for Christmas is to get 100wpm shorthand
— Bonnie McLaren (@bonaldmcdonald) December 3, 2017
— News Associates (@NewsAssociates) December 4, 2017
Our sports journalism trainees have had a busy few weeks putting together their November e-zine and kicking off their Monday morning weekend sport round-up on Facebook Live.
Meanwhile our fast-track trainees sourced, presented and edited this package for South West Londoner. With feedback from former Sky News/ITV News executive Simon Cole.
And you can’t keep #TeamNA off the TV!
— News Associates (@NewsAssociates) December 7, 2017
You also can’t stop them winning awards!
✅ specialist correspondent of the year
✅ Inside Housing (he’s the news editor) named news provider of the year for Grenfell coverage
— News Associates (@NewsAssociates) December 12, 2017
Bring on 2018!
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