The NCTJ has launched an online summer school, designed to provide an introduction to journalism for beginners.

Over the next two months, it will release a video masterclass each week via its YouTube channel, on topics such as newsgathering, interviewing skills and broadcasting.

NCTJ alumnus Piers Morgan has welcomed the launch of the project in a video released this week.

The Good Morning Britain presenter said: “To anyone thinking that journalism might be for them, I would say ‘go for it’. The summer school which the NCTJ has created is a great way to find out more.”

Visit to find out more