NCTJ Production Journalism Exam 22 January

Jan
16

The exam will start at 2pm in the UG newsroom.  Please remember to bring ID.

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NCTJ Portfolio briefing: new date

Jan
16

Those still seeking inspiration for a new year's resolution will find all the answers they need at a NCTJ Portfolio briefing from noon to 1pm on Friday, January 30.

The session will be held in the main newsroom, and will be a refresher on what the portfolio involves, how it's marked, and some pointers about writing and presentation.

For second years: This does not replace your normal Reporting class - after the portfolio session we'll talk about the next Reporting exam opportunity, in March.

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The broadcasters and the Green Party have more in common than they care to admit

Jan
14

David Cameron has been up to his dirty tricks again. Trying to sabotage our ancient tradition of televised election debates.

In the joint words of Ed, Nick and Nige, “It would be a major setback to the democratic process" if the debates did not go ahead. 

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Production team needed for new radio show broadcasting from the CFJ

Jan
12

Researchers and Contributors needed for a Canterbury based radio show on CSR FM.

The show named ‘Hacked off’ is a fun, snarky weekly digest that is aimed to help students keep on top of what is happening in the world.

The show is similar to that of a review show with clips segmented throughout in order to highlight and illustrate the news. Think the style of ‘Newswipe’, ’10 o’ clock live’ or ‘PM with Eddie Mair’.

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Remembering Charlie Hebdo

Jan
09

It's strange. For a long time now, I haven't really considered myself as French. I was born there and lived near Paris between the ages of 2 and 13 but since then, I've spent the rest of my life in England. I probably go to France 5-6 times a year to see my Mum and my family and did exactly that this Christmas break.

 

As you all know, on the 7th of January, 12 people were killed in an attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, including editor-in-chief Stéphane Charbonnier and staff cartoonist Jean Cabut. The attack took place in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, 1 mile from the apartment I was staying at in Paris that very morning. My Mum and I set off around 10am to get back to the South of France. The shooting took place at 11.30am.

 

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Press freedom groups call for mass publication of cartoons at 2pm in defiance of Charlie Hebdo murders

Jan
08

A number of free speech organisations - including Index on Censorship and Reporters Without Borders - are co-ordinating a mass publication of cartoons in support of freedom of expression following the horrific murders at French magazine Charlie Hebdo yesterday.

The groups are calling on media organisations and individuals who believe in the fundamental right to freedom of expression to join in publishing the cartoons or covers of Charlie Hebdo today at 1400 GMT.

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Aló Doctora! Congratulations to Sunthai Constantini

Jan
08

Huge congratulations to the CfJ's Sunthai Constantini, who successfully navigated her PhD viva yesterday afternoon. The examiners have recommended that her thesis - on Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez's 'Aló Presidente' TV show - be accepted for the degree (subject to some very minor corrections).

This is a tremendous achievement by Sunthai who has worked so hard over a number of years. Aló Doctora!

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2014 - The Year of the Troll

Jan
07

Katie Hopkins is in the news again. Of course she is. Barely a week goes by when the professional twitter troll doesn’t make it her business to wade into some twitter debate and cause a ruckus. But after reading that Hopkins was being investigated by the police for hate crimes I got thinking about the amount of trolling stories that graced last years headlines; a lot. 2014 was the year of the troll - professional or otherwise.

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NCTJ Broadcast Regulation Exam

Jan
06

The exam will be held on Monday, 12 January starting at 2pm in G3-04.  Extra time students will be located in the small newsroom G1-03.

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My encounter with the Cricket match-fixers

Dec
29

In recent years Cricket has been tarnished by allegations of match-fixing. New Zealand are in the process of passing a new anti-match fixing law ahead of the 2015 Cricket World Cup to try and tackle the problem. Upon hearing the news it made me cast my mind back to when I met two of the three Pakistani Cricketers exposed as match-fixers by the now infamous News of the World journalist, Mazher Mahmood.

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