Shorthand Champions League - knockout


In a move possibly inspired by The Voice, the first knockout round of the Shorthand Champions League was played in an experimental blind format.

The results - and the draw for this week's Quarter Finals - can now be revealed.

Meanwhile, we can confirm that FIFA has shortlisted the Shorthand Champions League for its inaugural Transparency In Sport awards, while Will.I.Am has branded the competition "dope" (although this may have been "deep". The outline got smudged).

Round of 16

Latifa 0 - Andrew 7

Hsin-Yi 0 - Annabelle X

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Shorthand Champions League wk 6


After an administrative farce which has led to the director of the Shorthand Champions League being fired and an inquiry being demanded by fans across the world, the final league standings can be revealed.

Round One ended in a tooth-and-nail scrap for qualification which did not disappoint in drama.

There was heartache in week six for Shauntal, Matt and Daniel who all missed out on last-minute opportunities to progress.

The biggest shock came in Group F where Evie - who had sat comfortably in a qualification spot for weeks - was overturned by Melisande.

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CfJ students head up Student Publication Association Awards Shortlist


Centre for Journalism students and graduates are once again leading the way for strong orignal journalism nationally, after it was announced today that three students and recent grads have made the the Student Publication Association's national awards shortlist.

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Please come to Aodhan's election debate event in Canterbury


As part of his coursework project for the Advanced Multimedia Storytelling module, MA student Aodhan Gregory is running an election debate event next Monday evening (23 March) in Canterbury, starting at 6pm. It’s taking place at the Media Centre on the main university campus.

He’s worked extremely hard to get representatives from all of the main political parties to attend the debate, which will be recorded ‘as live’ for the radio show he presents on Canterbury Student Radio. He’s also recording the event on video to turn into a web film.

This is a great opportunity for CfJ students to witness and take part in a political debate ahead of the most unpredictable election of recent times. It might also provide you with stories for your portfolio.

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Timed reporting test for year 2


There will be a timed news writing test for Reporting and Writing II in the newsroom from 2pm to 3pm tomorrow.

The test includes a verbal statement at 100wpm which needs to be taken down so make sure you bring notepaper and a pen.

It is worth 20% of the final mark for the module.

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NCTJ Court Reporting sessions - attention Year 2s and MAs


Please note that tomorrow's NCTJ Court Reporting sessions WILL be going ahead - usual times, usual places, Please make every effort to come as this is your final chance before next week's exam. I know several of you can't make it due to other exams clashing - I will e-mail test-yourself papers to you tomorrow.  

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Win a freelance sports journalism contract


Two paid freelance sports reporting contracts are being offered to young journalists in a competition run by Kick It Out and the Football Supporters' Federation (FSF).

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Is it okay to root against your team?


The conventional wisdom on being a good fan is that you should be loyal to your side and support them through thick and thin. Yet watching the events in Adelaide this morning, I found myself rooting against England. I found myself rooting against my team.

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Year One in class assessment tomorrow


A reminder that there is a timed news writing assessment for all year one students in tomorrow's Reporting and Writing session.

The test is worth 15% of your final mark for the module so make sure you're there on time, with a pad and pen to take down a verbal statement in shorthand.

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LAST CHANCE 60sec bulleting practice


If this is what your face looks like when you think of the 60sec bulletin you HAVE TO COME TO THESE LAST TWO SESSIONS. (you can also come if you want extra practice)

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