The Tiananmen Massacre: a Hong Kong girl's view

Jun
08

25 years ago, the People’s Liberation Army tore its way through crowds of unarmed students and civilians into Tiananmen Square with tanks and bullets. As gunshots silenced lives and tanks rolled over bodies, cries for democracy and human rights in China were also brutally smothered.

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Reporting & Writing revision sessions

Jun
03

Can I propose dates for first year reporting revision sessions in the newsroom at 11am on Tuesday, June 10, and 11am on Thursday, June 12?

The newsroom is fully booked this week for a Kent Extra course, but is back in action next week. If those times don't suit anyone let me know and I will try to find a convenient slot.

The two revision sessions will be basic refreshers on news values and ethics. I'd also recommend reading a good selection of newspapers between now and the exam (I'm sure you would do this anyway!).

See you next week.

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Kent is first for Journalism

Jun
03

The Centre for Journalism has been ranked first in the UK for journalism in the Guardian University Guide for 2015. We come top of the league table, above all of our rivals. Details are available here This placing reflects exceptional levels of student satisfaction with teaching, feedback and course content. 

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NCTJ Public Affairs Exam 10.06.14

May
29

The Public Affairs exam will be held on 10 June starting at 2pm.  Rooms are as follows:

Main Room : G3-04

Extra time students: G4-04

Please arrive by 1.40 at the latest.  Bring student ID and NCTJ URN (unique reference number).

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Access to UG Newsroom week commencing 2 June

May
27

During the week commencing 2 June, we will be running a Kent Extra module in the UG newsroom.  This means that access to this room will not be possible for that week.  Students may use the small newsroom and/or the postgraduate newsroom G3-19.

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Trainee Reporter vacancy at Lincolnshire Media

May
23

Lincolnshire Media seeks a trainee reporter for the Sleaford edition of its Target series of newspapers.  The company needs someone who can hit the ground running and who is capable of covering all aspects of news, including crime, council meetings, health and social issues. The succesful applicant will have a keen eye for a story and be able to build great contacts in the community. The post is based at the company's Boston office and the succesful applicant will also be expected to file for Lincolnshire Media’s websites. Candidates must have passed their NCTJ Diploma incluiding 100wpm shorthand. If you are interested please email your CV and covering letter to the Editor, Adam Moss: adam.moss@targetseries.co.uk . Or post them to: Adam Moss, Editor,16 Wide Bargate, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 6SR. Closing Date: Monday 2 June 2014

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NCTJ Portfolio deadline

May
22

Third years should have their NCTJ Portfolio stories uploaded to the NCTJ website for me to look at by Friday, May 30.

Can you let me know when there are stories ready for me to read, by sending me an email. I will monitor the NCTJ site from time to time, but I don't want to risk missing anything.

Anyone who has already had feedback on their stories should let me know when theirs are ready for another look.

They need to be marked and submitted by the end of term, so please make any edits quickly! Thanks.

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Postgraduate Open Day, June 12 2014

May
22

We're holding an open day for prospective MA Students on June 12 2014, starting at 12 noon.

The MA in Multimedia Journalism at Kent is for top graduates who really want to succeed as reporters in the multimedia age.

It's an academically challenging Masters qualification that is professionally accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists. Students learn the skills required to report brilliantly for radio, television, newspapers and magazines, and to use the web as an outlet for all of their work.

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Gavin Esler Talk

May
20

As part of the Full English Festival at Canterbury, Gavin Esler, new Chancellor of the University, will be giving a special guest talk on Saturday 7 June.  Further details attached.

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Reporter Vacancy Ashford

May
20

Postgrads and final year students may be interested in the attached vacancy.

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