26/11/13 DAN KEMP GRADUATED 2013 WINS AWARD
Dan, class of Winter 2013, a multi-media journalist with Emap's Construction News, is already making huge progress in his career. He was recognised by his industry peers as a rising star. Dan sent this message to us yesterday:
'I was Highly Commended at the IBP (International Building Press) Awards last week. I was nominated in the Multi-Media Journalist of the Year category - and the judges said that, although I didn't win, they wanted to give me the HC as I was "one to watch for the future".
25/11/13 GROUND-BREAKING SUCCESS WITH APPRENTICES
It's only been a couple of weeks since our Apprentices went out on work placement, and already the plaudits are coming in with their success. Here's what Mark Allen Group say: 'Your student has been amazing! He has settled in really well and tackling some challenging issues.' They are great ambassadors for PMA.
If you are considering taking an alternative route into the media avoiding three years at university and the accrued debts, then we'd love to hear from you. We are recruiting now for the Autumn 2014 course.
13/11/13 WILL DREW WINS BUSINESS BRAND EDITOR 2013
This week's BSME awards saw Will Drew, the Editor of Restaurant Magazine, published by William Reed, as the business brand editor of the year. Will is just one of our illustrious postgraduates who says (very kindly) that he owes his success in part to the good training he received as a PMA Postgraduate.
There were many other winners at the awards who have also taken PMA courses as part of their professional career development. It's good to think we have a hand in developing some of Britain's greatest journalism talents.
28/10/13 ANOTHER FEW DAYS TO APPLY FOR THE WINTER COURSE
We know how some people leave things until the last minute. So don't delay and send that application in now. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
We are also allocating places for the summer 2014 course. Please make sure of your place and apply early to avoid disappointment.
22/10/13 CAROLINE DONNELLY NOMINATED FOR A FEATURES AWARD
Caroline posted this comment on Facebook, so we thought we'd share this with you:
"Not usually one to blow my own trumpet, but a feature I wrote earlier this year has been shortlisted for an award. An actual award. Not even one my Mum and Dad have made up, either.
"The article is up for Best Overall Information Security Feature Article of the Year in the BT Information Security Journalism Awards (bit of a mouthful), and I just have to wait until 28 November to see if I've won. If you like, you can read it here. "
11/10/13 POST A LEVEL STUDENTS ARE SHAPING UP WELL
There's a steely determination in the Post A Level group to prove they are skilled and mature enough to enter into a media career straight from school (with a bit of help from PMA). We will keep you updated with their progress. Meanwhile, read their blogs to find out how they are getting along — in their own words.
8/10/13 DOMINIC MAXWELL APPOINTED CHIEF THEATRE CRITIC ON THE TIMES
Another success story for PMA. Dominic, who took the postgrad course in the summer of '93 has succeeded Libby Purves to the post. Don't believe the myth that you can only work on national newspapers if you take an NCTJ course.
Dominic is one of many PMAers who earn their living as senior national newspaper or broadcast journalists.
23/9/13 TOMO TAKES ON A DIGITAL JOURNALISM ROLE AT PROGRESSIVE MEDIA
Tomo Takabatake who completed the Summer 2013 course a couple of weeks ago is working across all Progressive's titles — writing blogs, social media communications, shooting and editing video and generally keeping their online and digital content fresh and up-to-date. Some of the titles he works on include: Eat Out Magazine, Cosmetics Technology, Airport Technology, Retail Business Review, Hotel Management and Packaging Today. They will keep him very busy.
16/9/13 KATIE MORLEY WINS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD
Summer 2010 is a vintage year for PMA postgrads. Katie won Pensions Journalist of the Year 2013 for her work on Investors Chronicle. She beat rivals from all the national newspapers including FT Money, the Telegraph, Money Mail and the Daily Express. Read more here. Congratulations Katie.
16/9/13 AMIT KATWALA WINS YOUNG JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR
Another Summer 2010 award winner. Amit, who writes for Sport Magazine, won his in 2012 at the GG2 Awards. Take a look at the line up for his presentation here. Congratulations Amit.
9/9/13 POSTGRAD LEAVES THE COURSE WITH A JOB!
We've kept up our unrivalled success of getting postgrads into jobs by the end of the course. Nina Pullman starts work at the end of September on Fresh Produce Journal. Her globe-trotting days are just beginning sampling and writing about all that exotic fruit and veg.
The rest of this summer's PMAers are going for interviews and doing freelance work. Watch this space for more job news.
We are currenlty interviewing for places on the Winter 2014 course starting on 6 January. Apply now to avoid disappointment.
27/8/13 GONE TO PRESS AND GONE TO WORK
The summer postgrads are a highly-organised bunch. They met their press deadline with a day to spare and are now working hard to impress their work placement editors.
Jobs are coming in offering our latest group opportunities you wont find advertised to the wider public. That's because former PMAers like to offer jobs to people they know can hack the pace and multimedia content they will have to turn around in any new journalism post.
We are currently interviewing for the last few places on the Autumn Post A-Level and Winter Postgraduate courses.
18/7/13 NEW POSTGRADS ARE VIDEOING TODAY
There are teams of PMA video journalists along Oxford Street and Covent Garden today sourcing stories for their new DestinationBusiness app and magazine. That means interviewing people in lots of shops and restaurants. We're looking forward to the edited results tomorrow.
Then it's on to learning how to record and produce a podcast.
17/7/13 ROYALTY ARRIVES AT PMA
Well almost. Prince Andrew visited the Press Association today for a meeting with The Society of Editors. Our Postgrads were busy learning social media marketing on the ground floor, and the meeting took place in the penthouse. At least he drove here himself.
12/7/13 TRAVEL JOURNALISM JOB FOR CLAIRE
Claire Twyman (summer 2011) has been promoted to staff journalist for Study Travel Magazine, part of Hothouse Media. It is aimed at people who want to recruit students to study abroad. So Claire gets to travel as well as write news and features, sub-edit, manage their social media campaigns and organise events. She's a one-woman multimedia journalist. That's typical of today's jobs in media. And it's what this summer's course will be equipped to do by September.
9/7/13 FIRST WEEK JITTERS
Everyone was on time for the sweltering start to the Summer course. The aircon was on, but the temperature was rising as they got cracking with their new regime. This year's magazine course is producing a digital first mobile app, and then going to print. It's what the magazine world expects from new recruits now.
Read the blog to keep track of the thrills and spills.