News Associates / Sportsbeat, a successful news agency based in Twickenham. They will be co-teaching on the degree to prepare our students for the NCTJ Multimedia Diploma in Journalism. In terms of NCTJ results, they are the most successful journalism training centre in the UK.
Our students will benefit from their professional expertise and all the advantages associated with training alongside a working news agency. They regularly offer our students work experience in their newsroom and out in the field as reporters.
Sportsbeat produce over 50,000 stories a year, which are provided to a range of organisations – from newspapers to national governing bodies to digital publishers, such as Eurosport and Yahoo! They are the official content provider for some of sports biggest organisations, including Team GB, Paralympics GB, Lions Rugby, The FA, Premiership Rugby, The Open and Six Nations.
"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)