Six photographers pass NCE test

Six out of eight photographers who sat the National Council for the Training of Journalists exam in May passed, making the grade as senior journalists.

For the first time in the photography NCE it was compulsory for candidates to shoot a video for publication on a news website as part of the practical test.

In the action section of the exam, the photographers had to capture pictures of a politician being assaulted as he attended a rally. Performing arts students from Sheffield College, Norton Centre, where the exam was held, gave up their time to act out the scenario.

The following candidates gained their NCE photography:

  • Catherine Booker, South Wales Argus
  • Paul Johnson, West Cumberland Times & Star
  • Laura Jones, Western Gazette
  • Georgina Mabee, Peterborough Evening Telegraph
  • Jacob Oakley, Dewsbury Reporter
  • Lucy Shaw, Derby Telegraph
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