Journalists’ views being sought on training and working conditions

THE views of journalists – on training, recruitment and working conditions – are being sought by the UK-wide journalism training body, the National Council for the Training of Journalists.

Says the NCTJ, the research – which involves journalists being invited to complete an online survey – aims to update a report on the same topics done ten years ago.

In a media release, the NCTJ says: “The results of the 2002 research guided the NCTJ’s work on qualifications and training and led to the establishment of the Journalism Diversity Fund in 2005. More widely, the research has been a vital source of information about the journalism labour market and, ten years on, is still highly regarded – being a frequent source of reference in reports such as the recent Milburn Report on Social Mobility, Fair Access to Professional Careers.”