News Associates / Sportsbeat, a successful sports news agency based in Twickenham, will be co-teaching on the degree and will help to prepare our students for the NCTJ Pre-Entry Certificate in Newspaper Journalism.
They run their own fast track and part-time journalism training courses which are accredited by the NCTJ. In a short space of time, they have become one of the most successful journalism training centres in the UK.
Our students will benefit from their professional expertise and all the advantages associated with training alongside a working news agency. They will offer our students work experience in their newsroom and out in the field as match reporters.
News Associates / News Associates / Sportsbeat is one of the fastest growing news agencies in the UK with a hard-won reputation for award-winning journalism.
Its journalists have scooped prizes and recommendations at the Press Gazette Press Awards and the Sports Journalists' Association Awards. Their words, camera ready pages and photos reach millions of readers every week across a range of UK National, regional and local newspapers. Their clients also include international publications, top sporting event sponsors, specialist sporting and general interest magazines and online publishers.
They manage the largest network of football reporters in Europe - covering over 200 matches per week during the season. They cover major world events from the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, Fifa World Cup, all golf majors, all Grand Slam tennis events, the Tour de France, the Rugby World Cup, World Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games.
"No other training centre in the country has more graduates achieving a full certificate, i.e. all subjects including 100 words per minute shorthand." (Source: NCTJ Annual Report, 2007-8)