PA Training Support The 2017 Asian Media Awards

Press Association Training will be supporting the Asian Media Awards as the ceremony celebrates its fifth year.

PA Training is one of the UK’s top destinations for new journalists with diploma qualifications accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) and the Professional Publishers Association (PPA).

Based at the London HQ of the UK’s leading provider of multimedia content and services, trainees work on news, sport and magazine journalism programmes, all incorporating digital production skills and tools.

Some of the biggest names in the UK news and media industry have cut their teeth on these courses and stars of the future emerge from each intake.

PA Training works closely with its partners at the NCTJ and the Journalism Diversity Fund (JDF) to find ways of bringing the most diverse new talent into the industry.

Managing Director, Mark Wray, former head of training at the BBC who will be a judge at the awards in 2017, said, “We’re very proud of our association with the Asian Media Awards and are looking to develop our relationship.

“Our ambition is to nurture that new talent, from a range of diverse backgrounds, and then to celebrate their success. The AMAs are an excellent means of doing that.”

PA Training also provides a comprehensive programme of PR, communications, news and media training and designs tailor-made learning solutions for many corporate organisations in the UK and overseas.

Umbreen Ali, Media Manager at the AMA’s said, “PA Training were one of the first organisations to support the Asian Media Awards when we launched in 2013. We are delighted they are supporting both our shortlist announcement and our ceremony this year.”

Details of its diploma programmes and short-course training can be found here: http://www.becomeajournalist.co.uk/ and here: https://www.pressassociation.com/training/.


This year’s Asian Media Awards returns to the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on Wednesday October 25 2017.

The official shortlist announcement will take place at ITV, The London Studios on Thursday September 21 2017.

A full list of all categories including special awards can be viewed at www.asianmediaawards.com/categories

Previous recipients of an Asian Media Award include Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Waris Hussein, Art Malik, Mehdi Hasan, Nina Wadia and Anita Anand.

The University of Salford are premier sponsors and partners to the event include ITV, MediaCom, M.E.N and Press Association Training.

The official Charity Partners for 2017 are Sightsavers.

The event is also supported by Manchester Metropolitan University, Routes Into Languages, AMT Lawyers, Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Supreme Dream Events, Payal and Cleartwo.

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