The Economist seeks social media interns

Jul
01

The Economist is seeking two social media fellows (interns). These are paid positions (£2,000 per month) and Adnan Sarwar, assistant community editor at The Economist, tells me that 'there will be no making of tea unless they want one themselves'. He adds that he started his career with the famous title as an intern. You can find all the details at www.economist.com/social-media-fellowship .Note that you will need to make yourself very familiar with newspaper to have a realistic chance of success. The effort will be worth it. This would be a superb place to start a career in serious journalism.  I encourage you to apply. The Economist is a truly great title and has been for a very long time. It features prominently in my recent research into newspaper coverage of the doctrine of unconditional surrender between 1943 and 1945...but of course you knew that already....  

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CFJ KIT RETURNS - recall of all equipment.

Jun
16

Before you enjoy your well earned summer sojourn please would you return all outstanding Kit to me.

This is vital for graduating students and equally important for all others in order that I may audit, service and prepare for next year.

You must inform me of any broken kit and you are responsible for the replacement cost of any missing items.

DEADLINE : MONDAY 20th JUNE 12.00pm.

Kit to be returned to Gerardo (only).

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Convergent journalism 1 revision session

Jun
02

We'll be holding a revision session for Year 1 students for convergent journalism 1 on Monday afternoon. 2.30pm in the main newsroom.

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Cancelled: NCTJ exam test tomorrow

May
31

With apologies to all those who had volunteered to road-test the NCTJ Essential Journalism exam tomorrow, the session has just been cancelled by the NCTJ. Sorry for the inconvenience.

I'll keep you posted if is to be re-convened.

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NCTJ Law revision sessions

May
30

Just a reminder for those taking NCTJ law exams next week that there are two revision sessions this Wednesday - June 1st. Both in the small newsroom - Essential Media Law from 1.30 - 3pm and Court Reporting from 3.15 - 4.45pm. 

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More jobs success: Jackie and Ali land KM roles

May
27

The good news for our students keeps on coming. Third years Jackie Gordon and Ali Iveson will join the KM Group next month as trainee reporters, continuing the tradition of CfJ students landing great jobs before they've even graduated.

Jackie will be working in the Gravesend and Medway offices, while Ali will be based in Maidstone. We look forward to seeing their bylines regularly in print and online.

Congratulations both of you.

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Prague scholarship success for Boglarka and Sheryll

May
27

Two of our undergraduate students have won scholarships to a prestigious summer course in Prague. Third year Sheryll Goddard and second year Boglarka Kosztolanyi will travel to the Czech Republic capital in August to take part in Journey, a programme run by the Bakala Foundation in which promising students are given the chance to work with and learn from top media professionals.

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NCTJ 'guinea pigs'

May
23

Thanks to all those who volunteered to road-test the NCTJ's new Essential Journalism exam. I'm afraid I ended up with too many names, so have used the time-honoured 'sorting hat' technique (i.e pulling names out of a coffee cup) to reduce the number of volunteers to the 15 that the NCTJ wanted.

The 15 names are below - apologies if you volunteered but are not on the list.

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The CfJ's Laura Garcia Rdz B taking part in the 3MT final

May
20

Laura did a great presentation in the final of the three minute thesis competition, part of the University's postgraduate festival. The winner will be announced later this afternoon.

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Lauren joins the North Devon Journal

May
17

And huge congratulations to Lauren Harris who has secured her first job in journalism as a trainee reporter on the weekly North Devon Journal. Lauren will be based in Barnstaple and she will start on 13 June. Lauren will be allocated a patch of her own to cover, and she is expecting to make full use of the multimedia and court reporting skills she has learned in the Centre.

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