NQJ success: News Associates graduates achieve senior reporter status

Ten talented News Associates alumni are celebrating new senior reporter status after being awarded their National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ).

In total, 58 journalists passed their exams in July – ten of which trained at News Associates’ London and Manchester centres.

Candidates have to pass three exams, in news interviewing, news reporting and media law and practice, while also providing a logbook of work produced over 18 months or more.

News Associates head of journalism training Rachel Bull praised the hard work and talent of our former trainees.

She said: “I’m so pleased to hear about the success of News Associates graduates who have taken their qualifications to the next level.

“They are a talented group and it’s fantastic to see they have expanded on the skills learnt with us.

“I hope they all recall their time with us fondly and see it as the first step in a long and successful career in journalism.

“We wish them all the best going forward, and will follow their careers with interest.”

Congratulations to:

Naomi Agius
Rachael Burford
Amani Hughes
Joel Lamy
Samuel Meadows
Bethany Whymark
Richard Brown
Arandeep Singh Dhillon
Stefan Mackley
Lucy Kenderdine