NCTJ launches new journalism survey

The National Council for the Training of Journalists has launched a new survey on the state of the journalism industry.

The NCTJ described it as a “major piece of research to provide independent, comprehensive and up-to-date labour market information about journalists”.

It said:

The research aims to update the report – Journalists at work: their views on training, recruitment and conditions – that was produced ten years ago, the results of which has 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.

The research is a cross-industry study: the Professional Publishers Association and the Periodicals Training Council are supporting the research to ensure the magazine sector is represented. The Society of Editors and the National Union of Journalists have also pledged their support

We would like you to complete the survey below – all responses will be treated in complete confidence and no individual will be identified in any analysis.

The questionnaire should take about 15 minutes to complete. If you have any queries about completing the questionnaire, please contact Mark Spilsbury who is managing the survey on behalf of the NCTJ on or Emma Clark at the NCTJ on

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