Timed reporting test for year 2

Mar
16

There will be a timed news writing test for Reporting and Writing II in the newsroom from 2pm to 3pm tomorrow.

The test includes a verbal statement at 100wpm which needs to be taken down so make sure you bring notepaper and a pen.

It is worth 20% of the final mark for the module.

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NCTJ Court Reporting sessions - attention Year 2s and MAs

Mar
12

Please note that tomorrow's NCTJ Court Reporting sessions WILL be going ahead - usual times, usual places, Please make every effort to come as this is your final chance before next week's exam. I know several of you can't make it due to other exams clashing - I will e-mail test-yourself papers to you tomorrow.  

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Win a freelance sports journalism contract

Mar
10

Two paid freelance sports reporting contracts are being offered to young journalists in a competition run by Kick It Out and the Football Supporters' Federation (FSF).

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Is it okay to root against your team?

Mar
09

The conventional wisdom on being a good fan is that you should be loyal to your side and support them through thick and thin. Yet watching the events in Adelaide this morning, I found myself rooting against England. I found myself rooting against my team.

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Year One in class assessment tomorrow

Mar
09

A reminder that there is a timed news writing assessment for all year one students in tomorrow's Reporting and Writing session.

The test is worth 15% of your final mark for the module so make sure you're there on time, with a pad and pen to take down a verbal statement in shorthand.

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LAST CHANCE 60sec bulleting practice

Mar
08

If this is what your face looks like when you think of the 60sec bulletin you HAVE TO COME TO THESE LAST TWO SESSIONS. (you can also come if you want extra practice)

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Shorthand Champions League wk5

Mar
06

The group stages of the Shorthand Champions League reach their thrilling finale this morning.

Going into the final round of fixtures all eyes will be on Group E, where Thomas, Ile, Matt and Tom are involved in a four-way scrap for the two qualification places.

In Group D Andrew and Mirela have a showdown for second place, while in Group G two unbeaten performers - Evie and Alys - will meet each other knowing that defeat could mean elimination from the tournament. 

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NCTJ TV revision: mock exam

Mar
03

To all those sitting the NCTJ TV exam next week, on 12 March. If you look in the Applications folder of the Macs in any of the newsrooms you will find the following folder: NCTJ BJ TV EXAM MOCKS (containing the raw footage), as well as the attached exam paper. Please go ahead and do the exam in that folder, and mail me your scripts and low res shares for Apple devices. I will give you feedback. If necessary, I will set you up for another.

Richard

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John Humphrys and Adam Bolton: the Bob Friend Sky News lecture 2015

Mar
03

Courtesy of Storify, here are the highlights of last night's events as they unfolded on social media.

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NCTJ looking for paid intern

Mar
03

The National Council for the Training of Journalists is looking for an intern to administer, promote and develop its Journalism Diversity Fund.

The internship will last up to 6 months and will pay a trainee-level salary as well as offering further journalism training and networking opportunities. The previous incumbent is off to work at STV.

Applicants must have completed, or be about to complete, an NCTJ-accredited course.

Full details are on the NCTJ web site. Closing date is Monday 9 March.

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