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

Feb
03

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.

 

 
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How Completing a Dryathlon Helped Me Grow Up

Feb
03

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.

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NCTJ Court Reporting - attention Year 2s and MAs

Jan
30

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.

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David Welch Student Sportswriter Competition

Jan
30

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

www.davidwelchcompetition.co.uk

 

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Neville Thurlbeck Q & A Friday 31 January

Jan
28

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.

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2014 Bob Friend Memorial Scholarship

Jan
27

First year students have until 4pm on Monday 10 February to submit their entries for the most prestigious prize available to journalism undergraduates in the UK: the annual Sky Bob Friend Memorial Scholarship. Shortlisting will take place that night and, on Tuesday 11 February, candidates who make the shortlist will meet a panel chaired by Neil Dunwoodie, Executive Producer Sky News. 

The prize is £3,500 and a fully-funded four week internship at Sky News. Previous winners include Alan McGuinness, who now works at Sky News, Tania Steere who went on to win a place on the Daily Mail trainee reporter scheme and Medwire Editor Jemma Collins. The 2014 Scholar will receive their prize from Neil Dunwoodie at the 2014 Bob Friend Memorial Lecture.

This will take place on the evening of  Thursday 27 February in the Pilkington Lecture Theatre here on the Medway Campus. This year's lecturer, the latest in a highly prestigious list, is Stuart Ramsay, Sky News Chief Correspondent, who will share his experience of reporting from numerous wars and conflicts. The winner, together with their parents and family, attends the lecture and the VIP reception that precedes it. If you need any guidance with your entry, please ask me, Ian, Rob or Lee. We will be delighted to help.  

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ProPublica and the philanthropic future

Jan
27

Does philanthropic funding offer a future for investigative journalism? Richard Tofel, president of ProPublica, believes it can. He explains his case in this interview by Ed Pilkington for Media Guardian. It offers an intriguing insider's perspective on one of the most impressive new initiatives in public interest reporting. Can it work elsewhere? America has a tradition of philanthropic funding and Britain starts from a very different place.

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Year 1 and 2 print news day

Jan
24

Here are the long-awaited team details for the year one and two print newsday on Thursday, January 30.

Both teams will have their first news conference at 12.30pm on Monday in the main newsroom.

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NCTJ Court Reporting - attention Year 2s and MAs

Jan
20

If you've elected to take the NCTJ Court Reporting module please note that teaching begins this Friday - same times, same rooms as for EML last term. It's VERY important that you make every effort to attend all the sessions as we're on a tight time schedule this term - your exam is on March 19th!

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NCTJ Essential Media Law Exam 22.01.2014

Jan
20

The above exam starts at 09.30 on Wednesday 22 January. Please see below for location of exam.

Group 1 - M1-16

Sarah Perryman, Lara Shekete, Stine Wannebo, Alex Norman

Group 2 - M2-04

Emily Chan, Lisa-Marie Janes, Ben Kennedy, Rachel O'Donoghue, Peter Paskell,

Veronica Pozzi, Graham Stothard, Swati Tata

Group 3 - DA 115

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