Research Seminar - Bailey


Please make a note in your diary about our next research seminar presentation on Wednesday October 29 at 1pm. Rob Bailey will be talking on the topic of "Citizen journalist or citizen agitator?" As always, everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.

Posted By Geoff Craig Comments 1 read more

NCTJ Student Logon Area


All year 1 and MA students on the accredited programme please make sure that when you receive an email (on your personal email account) from the NCTJ notifying you of your logon information that you log on immediately with the temporary password (this is only valid for three days) and complete your record.  The email will also contain your Unique Reference Number (URN) which you will need for all NCJT exams.  Once you have logged on and changed your password you will have access to the student area of the NCTJ website.  If you experience difficulty with logging on or the temporary password

Posted By Anastasia Bakowski Comments 0 read more

Jake the SuperSoarAwaySunStunna


When we set up the Centre for Journalism just a few short years ago, our ambitions for our students were simple and straightforward:

1. that they would learn professional skills from top CfJ practitioners;
2. that they would get great jobs throughout the industry;
3. that one of them would appear in a national newspaper spread wearing only his pants.

Posted By Ian Reeves Comments 0 read more

CfJ Shorthand Champions League results October 8


The results from the first round of group fixtures in the CfJ Shorthand Champions League are in. There were some great battles, notably the one between Abigail Nuttall and Sanam Zeb - with just 3 errors separating them.

Four players went error-free in their first-round match: Alex Norman, Lauren Meechan, Katie Palmer and Cian Hodge.

Posted By Ian Reeves Comments 0 read more

Background update


Continuing our open source experiment with the background colour of the CfJ web site, for the next few days we'll be sporting this look suggested by postgrad teaching assistant Laura Garcia.

She calls it 'sexygrey' or 'Ted Baker' grey (I've no idea why).

We'll have at least one other option at the end of this week (and I'm still open to further suggestions), and then you can vote on your favourites.

Meanwhile, is it just me, or does it suddenly feel a bit chilly around here...?

Posted By Ian Reeves Comments 10 read more

Kent graduate covering Hong Kong protests as multimedia journalist


It's wonderful to see Gloria Emily Chan covering the Hong Kong protests for the excellent regional news outlet, the South China Morning Post. She worked as an intern over the summer after graduating from last year's MA programme.

Then she got an offer to freelance for the same team right afterwards. Now the good news is she is is going to start as a full time reporter for the Post in a week or so. You can see her current team's work here

Posted By richardpendry Comments 2 read more

The art of interviewing II: Peter Allen and the use of 'hmmmm'


Here's Peter Allen, BBC Radio Five Live's peerless veteran broadcaster, chatting to Eddie Mair about his use of the interjection 'Hmmmmm' to undermine interview subjects giving unconvincing answers.

The clip is below. The full interview is here on the PM web site (at about 54 mins), but only for a few more days.

Posted By Ian Reeves Comments 0 read more

Research Seminar


Don't forget that we have Julia Sandbrand, one of our PhD students, talking at the research seminar this Wednesday at 1pm. Julia is coming over from Belgium for the talk and I'd like to make a special invitation to all students to come along and hear what Julia has to say about journalistic reportage on climate change in the UK, the US, Germany and India. See you then!

Posted By Geoff Craig Comments 0 read more

The art of interviewing


I have to admit I was a little worried this morning when my car started to emit a shrill and urgent noise as it approached Chatham.

It turned out to be the radio, struggling to reach the whistle-tone frequency of Mishal Hussain's interview with deputy PM Nick Clegg on Radio 4's Today  (available on iPlayer, if you missed it).

Her determination to ensure Mr Clegg would not get a word in made me think about the interviewing advice Ron and I gave to our new recruits last week.

Posted By Rob Bailey Comments 2 read more

Shorthand Champions League: Free wallchart!


The mouth-watering fixture list for our inaugural Shorthand Champions League has been confirmed.

And you will be able to keep track of it with our FREE CfJSCL wallchart (be honest, it wouldn't be a real sporting event without one).

Posted By Rob Bailey Comments 0 read more


Subscribe to Centre for Journalism at the University of Kent RSS