Conor Diggin is the Bob Friend Sky News Scholar for 2014

Feb
11

The  selection for the Bob Friend Sky News Scholarship is arguably one of the toughest processes that any first year student journalist in the country will have to undertake. Rightly so, because the prize at stake is so prestigious.

So congratulations are in order for all of the students who had a stab at it this year, particularly the five who were shortlisted following their submission of detailed treatments for 24 hours of Sky News coverage. 

This morning they sat a tough written test, and then went before a panel of senior journalists, who grilled them rigorously on a variety of journalism-related topics.

Only one winner can emerge, though, and this year Conor Diggin has the great honour of becoming the Bob Friend scholar for 2014. His achievement will be marked at the Bob Friend lecture on 27 February, which will be given this year by Sky News chief correspondent Stuart Ramsay.

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CfJ Radio: News programme from Friday 7 February

Feb
11

Two hours of live news radio, as produced by Year 3 students on our BA in Journalism and the News Industry.

Presenters: Christine Stokes and Jack Reed

Editors: Sam Thompson, Ben Wright, Damilola Sole, Dan Sampayo

Executive: Lydia Hamilton

Assessed reporters: Declan Olley, Clarissa Place, Kirsten Ringelmann, Mhairi Beveridge, Matt Charles, Rikki Clarke, Lydia Deichmann, Josh Margrie-Rouse, Charlie Wahl, Kieran Watkins, Carlo Boffa, Bill Topping, Lauren Clarke

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BBC Journalism Trainee Scheme now with extended deadline of 17 February

Feb
11

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.

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Research Seminar Presentation

Feb
06

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

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

Feb
05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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Talk by Rob Smith BBC South East - 12 February

Feb
05

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.

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I talked with Brown Moses about the changing face of newsgathering

Feb
04

“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.

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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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