Newspaper Journalism wins NCTJ's "Best Performing Postgraduate Course"
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Cardiff achieved higher marks than any other NCTJ PG University course
The students and tutors of last year’s Newspaper Journalism Dip/MA have been named as the National Council for the Training of Journalists’ (NCTJ) ‘Best Performing Higher Education Postgraduate course 2011-2012’.
At a ceremony held in Nottingham the NCTJ recognised Cardiff as the top performing postgraduate University course.
Cardiff’s Director of the Centre for Journalism Professor Richard Sambrook received the award following a gala dinner at the Journalism Skills Conference.
“The fact that our newspaper students achieved higher NCTJ marks than any other PG University course speaks volumes for the quality of our training and teaching.
"It’s not the first time we’ve won this award and Cardiff’s reputation as a leader of postgraduate training means more than ever for those looking to get their first foot on the careers ladder.
"The Cardiff stamp of approval means we regularly achieve our goal of finding journalism jobs for all of our Dip/MA Journalism graduates."
Introducing the awards, NCTJ chief executive Joanne Butcher said: "It is no mean feat to achieve accreditation and to make the public commitment to providing all the NCTJ requires. We know how demanding and exacting that standard is and the public scrutiny it involves."