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Amid the coronavirus lockdown, university course leaders and lecturers have turned to remote teaching so their students do not miss out on key lessons and hand-ins.

The National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) spoke to UK university staff about how they adapted their lectures and assessments to video conferences.

It explained how Nottingham Trent University (NTU) adapted their breaking news scenario, which normally sees students do face-to-face interviews with police officers and mock press conferences. Instead, tutors acted as investigating officers in online groups for the assignment.

"It still worked well as a day of online learning to reinforce news judgment and writing skills before their upcoming portfolio hand-in," Jonny Greatrex, senior lecturer in journalism, NTU told NCTJ.

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