Graduate to help the next generation of journalists

05 September 2014

A Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) multimedia journalism graduate is to work with the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) to help aspiring journalists pursue a career in the industry.

Claire McAllister, who graduated from the Glasgow School for Business and Society, will join the NCTJ as a journalism intern. Her new role is to help steer a programme which will assist students from socially and ethnically diverse backgrounds achieve their career goals.

Claire has gained work experience reporting for BBC Scotland, the Herald, The Press Association Scotland and Central FM, as well as time spent on local newspapers, press agencies and radio stations. 

MA Multimedia Journalism Programme Leader Claire Dean, said:"

“Claire is a highly motivated and enthusiastic young journalist who has developed a full range of professional standard multimedia skills on the MA programme at GCU.  Having studied on the NCTJ accredited course here, she fully appreciates the importance of industry recognised qualifications to both young journalists and employers.  Claire will be a great ambassador for the NCTJ and will bring innovative ideas to her role, keeping diversity at the top of the agenda in the UK media.”

Her main responsibility will be administering the Journalism Diversity Fund and promoting the benefits of the scheme to potential recipients and sponsors.

The fund is administered by the NCTJ on behalf of industry sponsors and supporters, including Associated Newspapers, Pearson, Sky, The Scott Trust, and the Society of Editors.