Senior reporter status secured by Midlothian Advertiser’s Kevin Quinn

A JOURNALIST on the Midlothian Advertiser newspaper has been promoted to the role of senior reporter, following success in exams run by the National Council for the Training of Journalists.

Kevin Quinn was the only representative from a Scottish newspaper to have passed the latest round of the NCTJ’s National Certificate Examination, which was entered by 106 candidates, with 56 passing.

Says the NCT, the National Certificate Examination is the “NCTJ’s senior journalism qualification”.

And it has just undergone a re-launch, with a new name – the National Qualification in Journalism.

The first exam in the new format is in March.

Quinn joined the Midlothian Advertiser in September, having previously been at the Fife Free Press and, before that, the Glenrothes Gazette, which, like the Midlothian Advertiser, are both owned by Johnston Press.