Third year news day: The Grapevine!

Dec
05

    

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

Dec
04

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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Harriet bags scoop of the year for Hinckley Times

Dec
03

Hinckley Times reporter and CfJ graduate Harriet Robinson has won Scoop of the Year in the Trinity Mirror regional newspaper awards.

Her front-page story - an investigation into suspected child sex offences being carried out by individuals connected to the Concordia Theatre in the town - was praised by the judges for the impact it had on the community. For months children weren't allowed to perform on the stage at the theatre, and the police investigation is still ongoing.

Harriet says: "It wasn't the easiest story to cover - it was complex and upsetting for the theatre who are a huge part of the town and community here. 

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Get creative and win an Easter cruise in the Med

Dec
02

Unlikely as it sounds, CfJ students are being urged to enter a writing competition that could win them a Mediterranean cruise for two.

John Honeywell, editor of World of Cruising magazine, is asking students from accredited journalism courses to submit 450 words on what they would expect to find on board a cruise ship. The only condition is that you have never previously been on a cruise holiday.

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Attention Year 2s - Voice Training commences!

Dec
02

Year 2 voice training begins this Friday. It takes place, in pairs, every Friday from 3.15pm - 4.15pm in the PG newsroom's radio studio. A rota has been pinned up on the UG newsroom door so please look at it and make a note of your date. If, for some valid reason, you can't make that date, please swop with somebody further down the rota as it's really important that two people come to each session.  

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Esler: SNP will be bigger story than UKIP next May

Dec
01

The Scottish National Party will have a more decisive effect than UKIP on next May's General Election, Kent University Chancellor Gavin Esler has predicted.

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NCTJ Reporting Exam 8 December

Dec
01

The Reporting exam will be held on Monday, 8 December in G3-19.  The exam starts at 10.00 but please arrive early so that all formalities can be completed and you can carry out a printer test.  Please bring your student ID card. If you have any questions about the exam, please come and see me before the end of Thursday.

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Job opportunity at the Guardian

Nov
27
For all fellow graduates...
 
My desk at The Guardian - Global Development Professionals Network - are looking to replace one of our content co-ordinators who's switching roles.
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NCTJ Skills Conference 2014

Nov
26

The NCTJ is holding its annual festival of journalism skills in Sheffield on Thursday and Friday.

It brings together journalists, academics and trainers to discuss the most important issues facing the next generation of reporters.

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Meechan crowned CfJ Shorthand Champion 2014

Nov
26

Many congratulations to Lauren Meechan, who took the Shorthand Champions League title this afternoon after a terrific final battle with Katie Palmer in front of an appreciative newsroom crowd.

Such had been the high standard of the the two gladiators over previous rounds of the competition, referee Jenny Grant decided to play the final at 110 words per minute - rather than the previously advertised 100.

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