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Sign Press Gazette's petition to protect confidential sources

Oct
01

I shudder to think that the first piece I wrote for Press Gazette about the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) and its potential threat to journalism was last century. Back then there was widespread concern that the new act, which was designed with prevention of terrorist activity in mind, could be used by a variety of public bodies to collect information about reporters' communications with their sources.

That threat has never gone away - despite reassurances from government, police forces and other public authorities throughout the intervening decade and a half. Now my old magazine is so concerned about the creeping use of RIPA that it has started an online campaign.

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On-camera reporters sought

Oct
01

A group of TV Production students from the University of the Creative Arts are looking for a couple of on-camera reporters to help them with a project this weekend in Broadstairs.

They say ther are in need of two people "to be on camera and read a script and interview relevant people.  We need one person to be available this Saturday to be at the Broadstairs food festival as the reporter and the another within the next 2 weeks to film in the Maidstone studios to record a studio new story."

There is no payment, but there "may be pay for travel expenses".

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Shorthand Champions League: The draw

Sep
30

With fitting pomp and ceremony, the draw for the first round of the Shorthand Champions League took place today in the Centre's TV studio.

The competition will get under way for second and third years next week, with fixtures being played during Wednesday shorthand classes.

The draw - conducted by Ian Reeves and Rob Bailey, and overseen by Laura Garcia - threw up some tantalising clashes.

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New to the news!

Sep
29

Having now survived Fresher's week and completed my first official day as a student at the Centre for Journalism, I must say I'm buzzing to work my way through this course. 

The prospect of experiencing the acamedic modules and practical tasks was exciting enough, but several other opportunities have presented themselves to me, making my first week a bit of a whirlwind.

A lot of you have probably heard about the teenager Ibrahim Kamara, who was killed in Syria last week, after travelling to the country to, may I just point out, fight AGAINST Isis.

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JN500 Seminar Groups

Sep
29

Group 1 11.00 - 12.00

Andrae, Sarah, Conor, Sheryll, Jackie, Gemma, Alistair, Jenna, Ben, Lauren

Group 2 12.00 - 13.00

Abigail N, Abigail M, Vinesh, Danny, Cecilie, Monica, Adrien, Jake, Charles

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Year 3 project and newsday briefing

Sep
29

All year 3 students should attend a project and newsday briefing session at 12noon this Thursday, 2 October in the small newsroom.

We'll discuss the timetable for pitching your projects and explain how you should be preparing for your forthcoming assessed newsdays.

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Academic advisors/personal tutors

Sep
29

Academic advisors have now been allocated to all first year and postgraduate students. The list is below. You will meet on a regular basis during your time at the CfJ to discuss any academic issues arising from our studies. Your tutors will contact you to arrange your first meeting. If your name doesn't appear on this list, please contact me.

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Introducing the CfJ Shorthand Champions League

Sep
25

You all already know how seriously we take shorthand here at the Centre for Journalism. It matters to us because it matters to the people who hire journalists - and they tell us so regularly.

So this year, we'll be introducing a variety of sticks and carrots to encourage more of our excellent students to get themselves across the Gold Standard 100wpm threshold.

The first of these is the CfJ Shorthand Champions League, a competition we confidently expect to become as famous as its UEFA football equivalent.

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Year 3 Shorthand Groups

Sep
25

The following students will join year 1 shorthand classes:

Year 1 – Group 1 – DAN, NATHALIE, UZOMA

Monday 10.00 – 11.00 M2-28

Tuesday 10.00 – 11.00  PK127

Wed 10.00 – 11.00  PK127

Thurs 09.00 – 10.00 G4-04

Fri 10.00 – 11.00 PK125

Year 1 – Group 2 – OLA, JASMIN, SOPHIE

Monday 10.00 – 11.00 M2-29

Tuesday 10.00 – 11.00 PK014

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Research Seminar

Sep
24

Our first research seminar of the term is on Wednesday October 8 at 1pm where our PhD student Julia Sandbrand will be talking about news media reportage of climate change. Please come along to support Julia and also to hear about her very interesting research.

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