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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A Fairytale of Radio Kent - brought to you by CfJ students


BBC Radio Kent's plan to make a promotional video accompaniment to a musical Christmas classic required some deft work behind the camera and in the edit suite. So who should they call? Third year students from the CfJ's undergraduate degree programme.

Starring BBC Radio Kent's breakfast show presenters, John Warnett and Maggie Doyle, this fine little movie makes an affectionate nod to a previous, but plainly less Kent-based piece of work by The Pogues and Kirsty McColl. Huge congratulations to Amy Nickalls, Victoria Polley and Stine Wannebo and thanks to BBC Radio Kent for this opportunity to showcase the skills we teach here in the CfJ


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Centre for Journalism Daily Mail Scholarship 2015


The 2015 Daily Mail Scholarship is funded by Associated Newspapers, owners of the Daily Mail. It will be awarded to a gifted postgraduate student studying for the NCTJ accredited MA in Multimedia Journalism. 

The Centre invites all students on the degree to compete for the award which is worth £5,000. The scholar will also enjoy a valuable work placement at what is generally considered to be the UK’s most successful news-gathering business.

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Jackie Gordon and Sheryll Goddard hit 100wpm


Congratulations to second year undergraduates Jackie Gordon and Sheryll Goddard, who both passed their NCTJ shorthand at 100 words per minute this week. Jackie scored 100 per cent accuracy.

Ali Iverson and Connor Diggin both passed at 80wpm.

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Grapevine hits nearly 6,000 page views


Grapevine, the web site built and populated by Year 3 students for their assessed online news day on Friday, achieved nearly 6,000 page views.

From a standing start on Friday morning, the team attracted 2,818 unique users who read 5,929 pages of their multimedia content - and this was despite problems with the web server that caused connection problems for many users.

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Third year news day: The Grapevine!



Our third year news day website, The Grapevine, has just gone live! We've worked very hard this year to bring you everything from breaking news to sport and entertainment stories.

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NCTJ Law - Year 2s and MAs


As we are now doing test papers in preparation for your EML exam in January, please remember to bring your McNae with you to tomorrow's sessions. And all those who attended the last sessions - please also bring with you the sample exam paper which we started working through.  

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