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Sheffield to host Journalism Skills Conference


The NCTJ is holding its seventh annual Journalism Skills Conference in Sheffield later this year.

Leaders in journalism training, education and industry will be discussing issues associated with developing the best journalists across all media.

The event will be jointly hosted by the University of Sheffield and Sheffield College. 

“We have a national reputation for training media industry talent in both journalism and photojournalism, and a long track record of working with the NCTJ. We were one of the first colleges nationally to offer NCTJ-accredited courses after the organisation was set up,” said Heather Smith, principal of Norton College, part of the Sheffield College.

“We are delighted to co-host this prestigious industry event and look forward to showcasing the best of journalism in Sheffield.”

The conference coincides with the University of Sheffield’s 20th anniversary of journalism training.

“In 1994 we began working with student journalists, and our alumni are now at the hub of communications in newsrooms the world over,” explained Professor Sir Keith Burnett, vice chancellor of the University of Sheffield.

“Twenty years on we continue to invest in the future of high-quality journalism by providing new newsroom facilities for students, and we look forward to showing our new journalism building to conference delegates.

“As digital technology produces transformative change, editors strive to rebuild public trust in a new regulatory environment, and journalists around the world face real challenges in reporting key events, we look forward to a conference that it is characterised by stimulating and productive debate on important issues.”

The conference takes place on 27th and 28th November

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