Shorthand Champions League: The live final

Nov
24

The keenly-anticipated live final of the Shorthand Champions League will take place at 1pm on Wednesday in the Undergraduate newsroom.

Katie 'Teeline Terminator' Palmer will take on Lauren 'WPM Wonder' Meechan in a 100wpm clash, with the Shorthand Champions League belt at stake (along with various other CfJ goodies).

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Book Launch and Term End Celebration

Nov
20

We would like to invite you to the launch of Ian Reeves's new book, "The Newspapers Handbook." The launch will take place on Thursday December 18 between 5-7pm in the Undergraduate Newsroom.  The book launch will take place together with an end-of-term celebration for Journalism staff and students. Drinks and a small buffet will be provided. I do hope you can make it to this celebration of journalism research. Please rsvp to Anastasia by Friday, 12 December.

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CfJ grads demonstrate their skill at TV interviews and mortar-board-throwing

Nov
20

Such is the reputation we have at the CfJ for producing outstanding journalistic talent, several camera crews made an instant beeline for our graduates as they filed out of Rochester Cathedral following their graduation ceremony yesterday.

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Royal Television Society Bursary Scheme 2015

Nov
14

The RTS has announced plans for its second bursary scheme.  Successful applicants receive £1,000/year for 3 years plus student membership of the RTS and the Hospital Club in Covent Garden.  They will also be mentored by the society and will receive access to, and contact with production companies, broadcasters and programme teams.  Full details of the scheme which is open to Undergraduates only are available at www.rts.org.uk and www.rtsfutures.org.uk The scheme will be open for applications at the beginning of J

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Palmer and Meechan through to Shorthand Champions League final

Nov
12

Pre-tournament favourite Katie Palmer survived a major scare in a classic encounter with Victoria Polley at this lunchtime's live semi-finals of the Shorthand Champions League.

Palmer crucially failed to turn over her final page of notes during transcription, meaning she missed the last four words of the passage. In the end, her total of 8 errors was just one fewer than those made by Polley in the 100wpm passage.

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Will Cumberbatch save the regional press?

Nov
11

From majestic photo-bombing to strutting like a diva, there is no end to the talents of Benedict Cumberbatch.

So it should come as no surprise that he may have accidentally created a new revenue stream for struggling newspapers.

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Semi-Final stage of Shorthand Champions League: Live

Nov
10

As the inaugural Shorthand Champions League heads towards its dramatic climax, I'm delighted to announced that the semi-final stage will be a live event, in front of a raucous crowd in the main newsroom on Wednesday.

The four semi-finalists will line up at 12.30pm (during the Convergent Journalism 2 session) to do battle at 100wpm over two minutes. They will then have the usual amount of time to transcribe, and their scripts will be marked immediately so that the winners will be announced at 1pm.

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Quarter-final deadlock sends SCL judges scurrying for the rulebook

Nov
06

There was nothing to separate Abigail Morris and Lauren Meechan in their thrilling Shorthand Champions League quarter final match yesterday - with both achieving perfect, error-free scores. So the judges were sent scurrying for their rulebooks to award the tie to Lauren - since she has made fewer overall errors throughout the competition.

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Year 3 project supervisors

Nov
04

Supervisors for Year 3 projects are set out in the table below. You should arrange to see your supervisor on a regular basis between now and the delivery of your project.

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Welcome Vicky

Nov
04

A warm welcome to Vicky Gleed, our new Recruitment and Admissions Assistant who joined us yesterday.  Vicky shares an office with Gerardo (always an experience) and will be responsible for the administration of new applications and the admissions days. Give her a big smile.

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