Production team needed for new radio show broadcasting from the CFJ


Researchers and Contributors needed for a Canterbury based radio show on CSR FM.

The show named ‘Hacked off’ is a fun, snarky weekly digest that is aimed to help students keep on top of what is happening in the world.

The show is similar to that of a review show with clips segmented throughout in order to highlight and illustrate the news. Think the style of ‘Newswipe’, ’10 o’ clock live’ or ‘PM with Eddie Mair’.

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Remembering Charlie Hebdo


It's strange. For a long time now, I haven't really considered myself as French. I was born there and lived near Paris between the ages of 2 and 13 but since then, I've spent the rest of my life in England. I probably go to France 5-6 times a year to see my Mum and my family and did exactly that this Christmas break.


As you all know, on the 7th of January, 12 people were killed in an attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, including editor-in-chief Stéphane Charbonnier and staff cartoonist Jean Cabut. The attack took place in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, 1 mile from the apartment I was staying at in Paris that very morning. My Mum and I set off around 10am to get back to the South of France. The shooting took place at 11.30am.


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Press freedom groups call for mass publication of cartoons at 2pm in defiance of Charlie Hebdo murders


A number of free speech organisations - including Index on Censorship and Reporters Without Borders - are co-ordinating a mass publication of cartoons in support of freedom of expression following the horrific murders at French magazine Charlie Hebdo yesterday.

The groups are calling on media organisations and individuals who believe in the fundamental right to freedom of expression to join in publishing the cartoons or covers of Charlie Hebdo today at 1400 GMT.

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Aló Doctora! Congratulations to Sunthai Constantini


Huge congratulations to the CfJ's Sunthai Constantini, who successfully navigated her PhD viva yesterday afternoon. The examiners have recommended that her thesis - on Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez's 'Aló Presidente' TV show - be accepted for the degree (subject to some very minor corrections).

This is a tremendous achievement by Sunthai who has worked so hard over a number of years. Aló Doctora!

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2014 - The Year of the Troll


Katie Hopkins is in the news again. Of course she is. Barely a week goes by when the professional twitter troll doesn’t make it her business to wade into some twitter debate and cause a ruckus. But after reading that Hopkins was being investigated by the police for hate crimes I got thinking about the amount of trolling stories that graced last years headlines; a lot. 2014 was the year of the troll - professional or otherwise.

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NCTJ Broadcast Regulation Exam


The exam will be held on Monday, 12 January starting at 2pm in G3-04.  Extra time students will be located in the small newsroom G1-03.

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My encounter with the Cricket match-fixers


In recent years Cricket has been tarnished by allegations of match-fixing. New Zealand are in the process of passing a new anti-match fixing law ahead of the 2015 Cricket World Cup to try and tackle the problem. Upon hearing the news it made me cast my mind back to when I met two of the three Pakistani Cricketers exposed as match-fixers by the now infamous News of the World journalist, Mazher Mahmood.

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Great Scott! CfJ graduate races off with journalism award


Congratulations to CfJ graduate Scott Mitchell for being named the MSA and Renault's Young Journalist of the Year.

Scott graduated two years ago from the BA Journalism and the News Industry, and jumped straight into his dream job at Autosport.

The award is for the best young motor sports writer in Britain, and comes with a nice Christmas bonus: £1,000 and a year's membership of the Guild of Motoring Writers.

As if that wasn't enough, a few days later he was promoted to be Autosport's new features editor.

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Year 3 students on BBC Radio Kent Breakfast Show


BBC Radio Kent presenters John Warnett and Maggie Doyle interview Amy, Victoria and Stine on their breakfast show about the video for the 'Fairytale of Kent' they produced.

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NCTJ Law exam 21/1/15. Attention MAs, Year 2s and re-sitting Year 3s


In Anastasia's office in a blue box file marked "SARAH" you'll find a revision guide for January's NCTJ EML exam and a test paper for you to work through over the Christmas break. Please pick them up. You can e-mail answers to me if you wish over the holiday and I'll send you feedback. NOTE - Friday's Year 2 and MA sessions ARE taking place - please make every effort to come.

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