Journalism programmes receive NCTJ award for equality, diversity and inclusion

Liverpool John Moores University was recognised by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) during their annual Awards for Excellence, taking home an accolade for equality, diversity and inclusion.

LJMU has several NCTJ-accredited journalism courses and was among only a handful of universities to receive an award for going above and beyond for its students.

The award recognises LJMU’s work on diversity and inclusion including the creation of a Diversity Reporting Guide and a planned Diversity in Journalism Teaching symposium for June.

Fran Yeoman, Programme Leader for Journalism, collected the award at a ceremony which took place at the Royal College of Physicians at Regent’s Park in London, and saw 21 awards presented in a variety of categories. 

It was hosted by John Pienaar, drive-time host on Times Radio who was formerly both the BBC’s deputy political editor and chief political correspondent at BBC Radio 5 Live. 

John said he was “delighted to be here today to present these awards, and to celebrate innovation and diversity within journalism”.

He said: “I think we can all agree that the importance of quality, trust and diversity in journalism – the NCTJ’s values – has never been more important.”

View a full list of all the Awards for Excellence’s winners, highly commended and commended journalists, students and educators – and their shortlisted entries.

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About the National Council for the Training of Journalists

The NCTJ is the industry’s charity that delivers the premier training scheme for journalists in the UK. It provides a world-class education and training system that develops current and future journalists for the demands of a fast-changing multimedia industry. The NCTJ administers the Journalism Diversity Fund, which aims to action real change, ensuring diversity is at the top of the agenda throughout the journalism industry. 


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