Attention Year 2s - NCTJ Law test tomorrow

Oct
30

Year 2s - don't forget there will be a test during tomorrow morning's NCTJ Law session. It's a test of your basic knowledge now that we're more than half-way through the exam syllabus. We'll take the test and mark it during the session so ensure you've read your notes!  

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Results - Shorthand Champions League round of 16

Oct
30

The results are in for yesterday's hard-fought knockout fixtures in the Shorthand Champions League. The step-up from 80wpm to 90wpm proved a challenge for some competitors, but there were some very close encounters: Lauren Meechan beat Cian Hodge by just 4 errors; and Abigail Morris saw off Jackie Gordon by a margin of 6.
Meanwhile Katie Palmer has lost her 100% record (making a single error in her victory over Abigail Nuttall) - and Alex Norman achieved a perfect score in his walkover against the absent Sheryl Goddard.
Number of errors are shown in brackets.

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Centre for Journalism: the student experience

Oct
28

It's finally here. Three years in the making, six months in the edit suite, and featuring a stellar cast of A-List acting talent, this award-winning movie about student life at the Centre for Journalism has finally been cleared by the British Board of Film Classification with an R18 rating - largely thanks to its explicit footage of alarming dance moves.

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Shorthand Champions League group tables - final standings

Oct
24

Final standings for the Shorthand Champions League groups are shown below. Qualifiers for the knockout stages are shown with a Q next to their names.

Katie Palmer is the bookies' hot favourite for the crown following her 100% error-free performances so far, but Alex Norman, Jackie Gordon and Lauren Meechan are clear contenders - with just 2, 3 and 4 errors respectively. As group winners they will be seeded to avoid each other in the Round of 16.

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The Guardian's guide to better writing

Oct
21

Every journalist knows the sight of a newsroom full of flustered and bedraggled reporters cursing every tick of the second hand as the clock pushes on mercilessly towards a deadline.

Every news editor and sub knows that many of those reporters have only themselves to blame.

Reporters have wasted countless hours of valuable newsroom time typing out needlessly complex sentences, empty cliches and other alphabetic fodder. Countless more has been spent expunging the same before the stories can be published.

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Byelection World Cup

Oct
19

You've all heard of the Shorthand Champions League, well now the Centre for Journalism is pleased to announce a new competition - and a fine range of prizes; welcome to the 2014 Byelection World Cup.

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Sky Sports News graduate scheme

Oct
17

Sky Sports News is advertising its graduate scheme for 2015, looking for students with "creativity and natural journalistic flair" for an 11-month paid placement starting next summer.

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Shorthand Champions League group tables - week 2

Oct
17

Standings for the seven Shorthand Champions League groups are shown below as we reach the half-way stage.

At the end of the group stage, the top two from each group will automatically qualify for the knockout stages, and there are a further two places for the best third-place finishers - so it's still all to play for.

Group G has so far proved not to be the Group of Death but the Group of Dearth - with not a single point registered by any of its players.

Meanwhile Katie Palmer and Alex Norman remain 100% error-free from both of their matches.

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Another six-figure bumper payout for a council chief...

Oct
16

Councils are prone to plead poverty and complain bitterly at the government's relentless squeeze on their budgets.

They often have a case.

But then stories like this one make taxpayers wonder exactly how they can claim they are short of cash...

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Research Seminar - Bailey

Oct
16

Please make a note in your diary about our next research seminar presentation on Wednesday October 29 at 1pm. Rob Bailey will be talking on the topic of "Citizen journalist or citizen agitator?" As always, everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.

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