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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The Medway Mail and Metro: Grab your copy here

Jan
30

First and second year students combined to produce two newspapers packed with news, features and analysis yesterday.

The Medway Mail and the Medway Metro included fresh angles on some of the biggest stories in the county - the fear of fracking, the chaos of Operation Stack, the closure of a major Tesco store, the publication of school league tables and the plans to redevelop Rochester Airport.

They also led the way with some genuine exclusives, including a harrowing interview with a Holocaust survivor and outrage at sexualised clothes being targeted at children in Medway.

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NCTJ Feedback Session

Jan
27

 

Hello everyone, 

You should have had an email about this but just in case you missed it, here is a reminder:

Do you have any questions, complaints, ideas or praise that you would like me to bring to the directors of the NCTJ? Now is the time to speak up!

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Return of the Shorthand Champions League

Jan
23

The Shorthand Champions League is back.

A new winner of the Centre for  Journalism's internationally-acclaimed tournament will be crowned this term - with MA and undergraduate Year 1 students doing battle this time.

The group stages will begin next week on the long road to the live final. Fixtures will take place during regular shorthand sessions on Friday.

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Two tribes go to war…

Jan
23

We can exclusively reveal the teams for the year one and two joint print newsday on Thursday, January 30.

Both groups will be producing a 16 page newspaper in the style of the Daily Mail. Teams will be edited by Rob and Ian. Ron Green has agreed to be an editor “at large” and promises to provide neutral advice (just remember we’ve worked together for years, Ron…).

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2015 Daily Mail Scholarships for Year 3 UGs

Jan
21

The Centre for Journalism is the proud and happy recipient of new scholarship funds from Associated Newspapers, owner of the Daily Mail. This means that we are now able to offer two additional scholarships to third year undergraduates in the Centre. Each scholarship is worth £2,500. How do you win one? We are looking for original news stories suitable for publication in the print edition of the Daily Mail. Deadline is 12 Noon on Friday 20 February.

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Year 3 news day roles, spring term

Jan
19

The roles for this Friday's assessed news days are as follows:

Editors: Michelle Gleaves, Cian Hodge

Execs: Jade Edwards, Nathalie Evele, Sanam Zeb

Assessed reporters: Victoria Polley,Katie Palmer, Ola Ojuko, Stine Wannebo, Jasmin Sahota, Clara Easthill, Paige Aldridge, Daniel Crook, Cecily Snowball, Alex Norman

News team: Uzoma Jemade, Rebecca Lawrence, Helen Grimes, Amy Nickalls, Sophie Wentworth

Roles for the rest of this term's news days will be published later this week.

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2015 Bob Friend Memorial Scholarship

Jan
19

First year students have until 4pm on Monday 9 February to submit their entries for the most prestigious prize available to journalism undergraduates in the UK: the annual Sky Bob Friend Memorial Scholarship. Shortlisting will take place soon afterwards and candidates who make the shortlist will meet a panel chaired by Neil Dunwoodie, Executive Producer Sky News. 

The prize is £3,500 and a fully-funded four week internship at Sky News. Previous winners include Alan McGuinness, who now works at Sky News, Tania Steere who is a reporter on the Daily Mail and former Medwire Editor Jemma Collins, now a reporter with KMTV. The 2015 Scholar will receive their prize from Neil Dunwoodie at the 2015 Bob Friend Memorial Lecture.

This will take place on the evening of  Monday 2 March in the Pilkington Lecture Theatre here on the Medway Campus. This year's lecture will take the form of a Q & A with John Humphrys, presenter of BBC Radio 4's Today Programme, in discussion with Adam Boulton of Sky News. The scholar, together with their parents and family, attends the lecture and the VIP reception that precedes it. If you need any guidance with your entry, please ask me, Ian, Richard, Rob or Lee. We will be delighted to help.  

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