Reminder: Year One assessment next week

Feb
06

The first assessed news writing test for Reporting and Writing I will be sat in the newsroom from 11am to 1pm on Tuesday, February 10.

The test is worth 15% of your overall mark for my module, and follows the same format as the mock paper we did in the first week of this term.

Make sure you're there (on time) on Tuesday. I can't offer retakes for unauthorised absences.

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District Challenge: Year 2

Feb
06

Here are the teams for next week's district challenge for second year students.

Each team will produce eight pages of news, which can include features and sport. You are working on weekly titles, which go to press at 4pm on Thursday.

Flat plans will be given to editors on Monday... good luck!

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TV project seeks student panellists: auditions next week

Feb
05

A group of television production students from the University of the Creative Arts are looking for panellists and presenters for a discussion show they are producing at Maidstone TV studios.

The team are holding auditions next week for "confident, strong and opinionated" personalities who are happy to talk on screen about a variety of topical subjects. They have specifically asked us to draw this to the attention of CfJ students.

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Shorthand Champions League: Week One

Feb
05

Fixtures for week one of the Shorthand Champions League. Matches to be played in your regular shorthand classes on Friday, February 6.

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Opportunity with ITV News

Feb
04

Hi there all,

As you may know, I'm a former Centre for Journalism student, now working for ITV Meridian. We are looking for students to help cover the election on 7th May.

It would involve going to one of the counts in Kent as a self-shooter and getting some footage and interviews for us to use in the programme and on the website. It would be a great experience and opportunity to use the skills you're learning at the CFJ. 

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FOI: Generating your own exclusives

Feb
03

Every student journalist should get into the routine of sending Freedom of Information requests as a tool for generating exclusive news.

It's a topic I discussed with second year students this week, as part of a 10th anniversary review of the Act. The sentiment is echoed by Press Gazette today.

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Attention Year 2s and MAs - NCTJ Court Reporting sessions

Feb
02

Please don't forget that NCTJ Court Reporting sessions have been arranged for this Wednesday - Feb 4th - to replace those we lost last Friday. Both are in Room M2 - 28. Years 2s from 2pm - 3.30pm and MAs from 3.45pm - 5.15pm. This Friday - the 6th - there will be the usual sessions at the usual times.  

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Research Seminar - Laura Garcia

Jan
30

Laura Garcia will give a presentation on her PhD thesis work on Tuesday, February 17 at 1pm in the undergraduate newsroom. The title of Laura's talk is "Mainstream news coverage of social movements: beyond protests and demonstrations." Everyone is invited to come along and hear about the great research that Laura is undertaking.

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Paul Francis Talk

Jan
30

Paul Francis, the KM Political Editor, will be giving a talk on Tuesday February 24 at 1pm in the undergrad newsroom. Paul will talk about his adventures covering the Rochester & Strood by-election and offer some thoughts on modern political campaigning. Paul is here to talk to the JN513 Political Reporting students but everyone is of course more than welcome to attend. 

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Shorthand Champions League: Season 2

Jan
30

First years and postgraduates will clash pens for the first time as the world's premier exhibition of competitive shorthand returns for a second season.

The group stage of the Shorthand Champions League kicks off at 10am next Friday for first years, and at noon for MAs.

Groups were drawn at a glitzy ceremony held in the Centre for Journalism's TV studio, overseen by Laura Garcia of the Central American Competitive Shorthand Federation (CACSF).

Group A

Adham Devenny, Olivia Eden-Brown, Annabelle Letten, Keilan Webster, Leah Wood

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