Shorthand Champions League group tables - final standings

Oct
24

Final standings for the Shorthand Champions League groups are shown below. Qualifiers for the knockout stages are shown with a Q next to their names.

Katie Palmer is the bookies' hot favourite for the crown following her 100% error-free performances so far, but Alex Norman, Jackie Gordon and Lauren Meechan are clear contenders - with just 2, 3 and 4 errors respectively. As group winners they will be seeded to avoid each other in the Round of 16.

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The Guardian's guide to better writing

Oct
21

Every journalist knows the sight of a newsroom full of flustered and bedraggled reporters cursing every tick of the second hand as the clock pushes on mercilessly towards a deadline.

Every news editor and sub knows that many of those reporters have only themselves to blame.

Reporters have wasted countless hours of valuable newsroom time typing out needlessly complex sentences, empty cliches and other alphabetic fodder. Countless more has been spent expunging the same before the stories can be published.

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Byelection World Cup

Oct
19

You've all heard of the Shorthand Champions League, well now the Centre for Journalism is pleased to announce a new competition - and a fine range of prizes; welcome to the 2014 Byelection World Cup.

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Sky Sports News graduate scheme

Oct
17

Sky Sports News is advertising its graduate scheme for 2015, looking for students with "creativity and natural journalistic flair" for an 11-month paid placement starting next summer.

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Shorthand Champions League group tables - week 2

Oct
17

Standings for the seven Shorthand Champions League groups are shown below as we reach the half-way stage.

At the end of the group stage, the top two from each group will automatically qualify for the knockout stages, and there are a further two places for the best third-place finishers - so it's still all to play for.

Group G has so far proved not to be the Group of Death but the Group of Dearth - with not a single point registered by any of its players.

Meanwhile Katie Palmer and Alex Norman remain 100% error-free from both of their matches.

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Another six-figure bumper payout for a council chief...

Oct
16

Councils are prone to plead poverty and complain bitterly at the government's relentless squeeze on their budgets.

They often have a case.

But then stories like this one make taxpayers wonder exactly how they can claim they are short of cash...

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Research Seminar - Bailey

Oct
16

Please make a note in your diary about our next research seminar presentation on Wednesday October 29 at 1pm. Rob Bailey will be talking on the topic of "Citizen journalist or citizen agitator?" As always, everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.

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NCTJ Student Logon Area

Oct
10

All year 1 and MA students on the accredited programme please make sure that when you receive an email (on your personal email account) from the NCTJ notifying you of your logon information that you log on immediately with the temporary password (this is only valid for three days) and complete your record.  The email will also contain your Unique Reference Number (URN) which you will need for all NCJT exams.  Once you have logged on and changed your password you will have access to the student area of the NCTJ website.  If you experience difficulty with logging on or the temporary password

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Jake the SuperSoarAwaySunStunna

Oct
09

When we set up the Centre for Journalism just a few short years ago, our ambitions for our students were simple and straightforward:

1. that they would learn professional skills from top CfJ practitioners;
2. that they would get great jobs throughout the industry;
3. that one of them would appear in a national newspaper spread wearing only his pants.

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CfJ Shorthand Champions League results October 8

Oct
09

The results from the first round of group fixtures in the CfJ Shorthand Champions League are in. There were some great battles, notably the one between Abigail Nuttall and Sanam Zeb - with just 3 errors separating them.

Four players went error-free in their first-round match: Alex Norman, Lauren Meechan, Katie Palmer and Cian Hodge.

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