NCTJ Student Logon Area

Oct
10

All year 1 and MA students on the accredited programme please make sure that when you receive an email (on your personal email account) from the NCTJ notifying you of your logon information that you log on immediately with the temporary password (this is only valid for three days) and complete your record.  The email will also contain your Unique Reference Number (URN) which you will need for all NCJT exams.  Once you have logged on and changed your password you will have access to the student area of the NCTJ website.  If you experience difficulty with logging on or the temporary password

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Jake the SuperSoarAwaySunStunna

Oct
09

When we set up the Centre for Journalism just a few short years ago, our ambitions for our students were simple and straightforward:

1. that they would learn professional skills from top CfJ practitioners;
2. that they would get great jobs throughout the industry;
3. that one of them would appear in a national newspaper spread wearing only his pants.

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CfJ Shorthand Champions League results October 8

Oct
09

The results from the first round of group fixtures in the CfJ Shorthand Champions League are in. There were some great battles, notably the one between Abigail Nuttall and Sanam Zeb - with just 3 errors separating them.

Four players went error-free in their first-round match: Alex Norman, Lauren Meechan, Katie Palmer and Cian Hodge.

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Background update

Oct
08

Continuing our open source experiment with the background colour of the CfJ web site, for the next few days we'll be sporting this look suggested by postgrad teaching assistant Laura Garcia.

She calls it 'sexygrey' or 'Ted Baker' grey (I've no idea why).

We'll have at least one other option at the end of this week (and I'm still open to further suggestions), and then you can vote on your favourites.

Meanwhile, is it just me, or does it suddenly feel a bit chilly around here...?

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Kent graduate covering Hong Kong protests as multimedia journalist

Oct
07

It's wonderful to see Gloria Emily Chan covering the Hong Kong protests for the excellent regional news outlet, the South China Morning Post. She worked as an intern over the summer after graduating from last year's MA programme.

Then she got an offer to freelance for the same team right afterwards. Now the good news is she is is going to start as a full time reporter for the Post in a week or so. You can see her current team's work here

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The art of interviewing II: Peter Allen and the use of 'hmmmm'

Oct
06

Here's Peter Allen, BBC Radio Five Live's peerless veteran broadcaster, chatting to Eddie Mair about his use of the interjection 'Hmmmmm' to undermine interview subjects giving unconvincing answers.

The clip is below. The full interview is here on the PM web site (at about 54 mins), but only for a few more days.

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Research Seminar

Oct
06

Don't forget that we have Julia Sandbrand, one of our PhD students, talking at the research seminar this Wednesday at 1pm. Julia is coming over from Belgium for the talk and I'd like to make a special invitation to all students to come along and hear what Julia has to say about journalistic reportage on climate change in the UK, the US, Germany and India. See you then!

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The art of interviewing

Oct
06

I have to admit I was a little worried this morning when my car started to emit a shrill and urgent noise as it approached Chatham.

It turned out to be the radio, struggling to reach the whistle-tone frequency of Mishal Hussain's interview with deputy PM Nick Clegg on Radio 4's Today  (available on iPlayer, if you missed it).

Her determination to ensure Mr Clegg would not get a word in made me think about the interviewing advice Ron and I gave to our new recruits last week.

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Shorthand Champions League: Free wallchart!

Oct
06

The mouth-watering fixture list for our inaugural Shorthand Champions League has been confirmed.

And you will be able to keep track of it with our FREE CfJSCL wallchart (be honest, it wouldn't be a real sporting event without one).

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Trainee Reporter - Archant South West

Oct
03

Hello everyone at the CFJ, from sunny Devon.

A position has come available at Archant South West that I thought any graduates might be interested in applying for.

I can vouch that is a great place to work and I have only been here two months. The patch is lively (and picturesque) and I have been fortunate to have a very social group of colleagues. 

The full description can be found at the link below. There are a couple of conditions, you will need your own car as the office is not easy to get to any other way but you have expenses for any miles you do! 

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