Former Press Gazette editor Tony Loynes has been appointed head of accreditation by the National Council for the Training of Journalists.
In his new role he will establish a new cross-media accreditation board for journalism courses.
Loynes was a former deputy editor of the East Anglian Times before going on to edit Press Gazette. He eventually became publishing director of VNU Business Information.
Until earlier this year he was editorial director of Wilmington Business Information, which owned Press Gazette from December 2006 to April this year.
NCTJ former head of accreditation, Glen Oldershaw, has moved to become the organisation’s head of marketing.
NCTJ chief executive Joanne Butcher said: “As head of accreditation, Tony will manage our crucial partnership with universities, further education colleges and private providers.
“In a converged media world he will also help us broaden our standard and forge new relationships. Tony’s extensive experience, contacts and passion for good journalism make him perfectly suited to this important and challenging role.”
Loynes said: “Wherever I have worked I have always been passionate about the journalism. I believe this role is made for me and I am very grateful to the NCTJ for giving me the chance to play a part in the future of my profession at such a crucial time in its development.”