News Associates named UK’s number one NCTJ journalism school for fifth straight year

News Associates is officially the number one NCTJ journalism school in the UK for the fifth straight year.

News Associates London did the double – taking home the awards for the top independent fast-track course and the number one course overall – at the annual NCTJ Awards for Excellence.

The awards were presented by Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth – who praised the impressive 94% gold-standard pass rate of our sports journalism course in London – at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland.

L-R: News Associates head of journalism London Graham Moody, Ella Jerman, Jen Tombs, News Associates editorial development manager Lucy Dyer and Cormac Connelly-Smith

News Associates graduate Jonathan Harding (Racing Post) was named Trainee Sports Journalist of the Year 2019.

Elsewhere, three News Associates graduates were shortlisted for NCTJ Student Journalist of the Year 2019 – Molly Millar (Thomson Reuters Foundation), Jen Tombs (Metro) and Cormac Connelly-Smith (Mail +) .

And Ella Jerman (Sportsbeat) was commended for Student Sports Journalist of the Year.

News Associates head of journalism London Graham Moody said: “It’s been a great but challenging year and winning top fast-track and top overall NCTJ course is credit to all the hard work our trainees and staff put in each and every day.”

News Associates tutors Graham and Lucy

Head of journalism London Graham Moody and editorial development manager Lucy Dyer represented News Associates in Sunderland

News Associates managing editor James Toney said: “The success of our trainees and graduates speaks for itself and we get more and more proud of them every day.

“But I’d like to praise the ingenuity and commitment of our training teams in London and Manchester who go above and beyond to ensure every trainee achieves their potential.”

News Associates is the UK's number one NCTJ journalism school.
News Associates is the number one fast-track journalism school

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