A Fairytale of Radio Kent - brought to you by CfJ students

Dec
15

BBC Radio Kent's plan to make a promotional video accompaniment to a musical Christmas classic required some deft work behind the camera and in the edit suite. So who should they call? Third year students from the CfJ's undergraduate degree programme.

Starring BBC Radio Kent's breakfast show presenters, John Warnett and Maggie Doyle, this fine little movie makes an affectionate nod to a previous, but plainly less Kent-based piece of work by The Pogues and Kirsty McColl. Huge congratulations to Amy Nickalls, Victoria Polley and Stine Wannebo and thanks to BBC Radio Kent for this opportunity to showcase the skills we teach here in the CfJ

 

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Centre for Journalism Daily Mail Scholarship 2015

Dec
15

The 2015 Daily Mail Scholarship is funded by Associated Newspapers, owners of the Daily Mail. It will be awarded to a gifted postgraduate student studying for the NCTJ accredited MA in Multimedia Journalism. 

The Centre invites all students on the degree to compete for the award which is worth £5,000. The scholar will also enjoy a valuable work placement at what is generally considered to be the UK’s most successful news-gathering business.

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Jackie Gordon and Sheryll Goddard hit 100wpm

Dec
10

Congratulations to second year undergraduates Jackie Gordon and Sheryll Goddard, who both passed their NCTJ shorthand at 100 words per minute this week. Jackie scored 100 per cent accuracy.

Ali Iverson and Connor Diggin both passed at 80wpm.

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Grapevine hits nearly 6,000 page views

Dec
08

Grapevine, the web site built and populated by Year 3 students for their assessed online news day on Friday, achieved nearly 6,000 page views.

From a standing start on Friday morning, the team attracted 2,818 unique users who read 5,929 pages of their multimedia content - and this was despite problems with the web server that caused connection problems for many users.

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Third year news day: The Grapevine!

Dec
05

    

Our third year news day website, The Grapevine, has just gone live! We've worked very hard this year to bring you everything from breaking news to sport and entertainment stories.

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NCTJ Law - Year 2s and MAs

Dec
04

As we are now doing test papers in preparation for your EML exam in January, please remember to bring your McNae with you to tomorrow's sessions. And all those who attended the last sessions - please also bring with you the sample exam paper which we started working through.  

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Harriet bags scoop of the year for Hinckley Times

Dec
03

Hinckley Times reporter and CfJ graduate Harriet Robinson has won Scoop of the Year in the Trinity Mirror regional newspaper awards.

Her front-page story - an investigation into suspected child sex offences being carried out by individuals connected to the Concordia Theatre in the town - was praised by the judges for the impact it had on the community. For months children weren't allowed to perform on the stage at the theatre, and the police investigation is still ongoing.

Harriet says: "It wasn't the easiest story to cover - it was complex and upsetting for the theatre who are a huge part of the town and community here. 

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Get creative and win an Easter cruise in the Med

Dec
02

Unlikely as it sounds, CfJ students are being urged to enter a writing competition that could win them a Mediterranean cruise for two.

John Honeywell, editor of World of Cruising magazine, is asking students from accredited journalism courses to submit 450 words on what they would expect to find on board a cruise ship. The only condition is that you have never previously been on a cruise holiday.

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Attention Year 2s - Voice Training commences!

Dec
02

Year 2 voice training begins this Friday. It takes place, in pairs, every Friday from 3.15pm - 4.15pm in the PG newsroom's radio studio. A rota has been pinned up on the UG newsroom door so please look at it and make a note of your date. If, for some valid reason, you can't make that date, please swop with somebody further down the rota as it's really important that two people come to each session.  

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Esler: SNP will be bigger story than UKIP next May

Dec
01

The Scottish National Party will have a more decisive effect than UKIP on next May's General Election, Kent University Chancellor Gavin Esler has predicted.

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