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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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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