BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme now with extended deadline of 17 February

The BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme 2014 is now open for applications with an extended deadline of 17 February.

The entry criteria for this year's scheme has been widened, and it is now also open to people with a qualification in broadcast journalism -- though this is by no means a requirement.

Now in its eighth year the BBC’s Journalism Trainee Scheme offers a year’s paid work as a trainee in one of our UK newsrooms -- across online, radio and TV – and the chance to work in one of the greatest broadcasting organisations in the world.

Research Seminar Presentation

Our next research seminar will be presented by Richard Pendry on Wednesday March 19 at 1pm in the undergraduate newsroom. Richard will be talking about his research on the reporting of the conflict in Syria. It will no doubt be a very interesting talk. We look forward to seeing you there.

Fieldwork on reporters covering Syria

The Eagle and the Evening Champion: newspapers produced by Year 1 and 2 students








Last Thursday Year 1 and Year 2 students spent the day putting together two competing newspapers for their print newsday. Here are the fruits of their labours.


Talk by Rob Smith BBC South East - 12 February

Rob Smith, BBC South East presenter, is giving a talk to Kent students about his life and career on 12 February at 11.00 in G4-03.

I talked with Brown Moses about the changing face of newsgathering

“I never really thought myself as a journalist,” British blogger Eliot Higgins says. And yet, he broke some of the most important stories on the Syrian conflict in the last two years, while working from his Leicester home.

The Daily Prophet, produced by year 3 students on the BA in journalism and the news industry

The Daily Prophet, as produced in real time on Friday 24 January by Year 3 students on the BA in Journalism and the News Industry.



How Completing a Dryathlon Helped Me Grow Up

On 1 January this year I woke up in the same way as half of the UK's adult population, nursing my half-hungover, half-still-drunk self in the foetal position.

This wasn't a one-off for me, it was an occurrence that went hand in hand with student life - drinking to excess followed by instant regret the next day.

NCTJ Court Reporting - attention Year 2s and MAs

Please remember to bring your McNae with you to tomorrow's sessions. You need to make amendments to the Magistrates Court chapters in line with the new legislation.

David Welch Student Sportswriter Competition

10 February is the deadline for the above competition which is open to all writers but must be (even obliquely) on the subject of sport.  Win work experience at the Daily Telegraph and BT Sport. Trophy to be presented at Sports Journalist of the Year award.  For more information go to


Neville Thurlbeck Q & A Friday 31 January

Neville Thurlbeck is former news editor and chief reporter of the News of the World. He has broken stories including the revelation that Jeffrey Archer committed perjury during his libel case against the Daily Star. More controversially, Mr Thurlbeck also 'outed' the Cabinet Minister Nick Brown as gay. Last year he pleaded guilty to phone hacking. On Friday at 1pm Mr Thurlbeck will talk about his career and answer questions in the undergraduate newsroom. This is an opportunity to learn about how tabloid journalism worked at a uniquely controversial time. It is a chance to discuss hacking and its consequences with a journalist who knows about tabloid tricks from the inside. Please come, hear him speak. Above all, please ask questions.