CfJ Newswire goes live!


CfJ Newswire

This morning at 8am the Centre for Journalism Newswire goes live to the world. The project is being undertaken as part of the Centre's Online news day for second-year undergraduates. We will be covering - for one day only - a mix of national and international stories, as well as local stories relevant to Kent using a variety of multimedia techniques.

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BBC's Allan Little to visit Centre - New Date


 Allan Little, the BBC's multiple award winning Special Correspondent, will  now make his second visit to the Centre for Journalism on Monday 8 March. Allan will meet and talk to students in an informal newsroom session at 12 noon. He has recently returned from Afghanistan, where he broadcast live reports during a Taliban attack in central Kabul.

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BBC placements in the summer


The BJTC and BBC run a scheme for students to do work experience in local and national radio and TV, including BBC South East.

Take a look at details of what is on offer, and what they are looking for, here.

Second year students who think they are ready for this should register online and clear their application through a member of staff.

No spelling mistakes, be clear about what you have to offer and include a couple of ideas for stories.

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Visit to Canterbury Crown Court - all years - Tuesday March 2


Dear all,

Next week we are visiting Canterbury Crown Court, Chaucer Road, Canterbury (map and directions in attachment). Please make sure you are there by about five to ten. We are having a talk by a judge before proceedings. Those of you who have no afternoon lessons to go to are welcome to stay as long as you like. Those who need to be back in Medway for the afternoon need to catch the 13.02 from Canterbury East to get back for 2.00pm

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NCTJ student council summary


I realise this is a little old now, but I’ve had a lot to do. Better late than never, as they say.
I went to the annual NCTJ student council meeting a few Fridays ago. For those that have been sleeping, it’s a forum for feedback.
You can read my round-up here

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'They have all got books to sell, we in contrast have got a country to run'


That was the rebuttal issued by Peter Mandelson on the Andrew Marr show this morning in response to allegations in the new-look Observer.

The paper is serialising a book by its chief political commentator Andrew Rawnsley - The End of the Partywhich charts the fortunes of the Labour party under both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown.

Chief among the allegations is that Sir Gus O'Donnell, the cabinet secretary, became so concerned by reports of Brown's explosive temper that he looked into the matter and told the PM: 'This is no way to get things done'.

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Observer relaunch/redesign


Thought I'd pick this enjoyable advert the Observer's made for its relaunch today - it's funny but it has a point too. Hope it works

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Student Radio-ish Project


Calling all people at the CFJ:

The collective minds of Averill, May and myself have decided that the Medway Campus needs some form of audible representation...

There is a long term plan, eventually becoming the greatest radio station in all of Mordor Medway, however for the minute we are going to be doing a twice monthly Podcast.

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Not the editor of the Independent


Following a campaign of villification on Facebook and in rival newspapers, my old friend Rod Liddle, former editor of the Today Programme, has been told that he will not be replacing Roger Alton as editor of the Independent. I think Rod has been trashed by bigots who fail to understand the meaning of the liberalism they profess. I wrote about it for the Guardian.

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BBC attacked over smartphone application expansion


The National Publishers Association has launched a scathing attack toward the BBC, just hours after it announced that it would be launching three mobile applications. 

At a time when mobile platforms are being explored for commercial news models, this announcement  deals a crucial blow to advocates of paid content. 

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