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The Guardian's guide to better writing

Oct
21

Every journalist knows the sight of a newsroom full of flustered and bedraggled reporters cursing every tick of the second hand as the clock pushes on mercilessly towards a deadline.

Every news editor and sub knows that many of those reporters have only themselves to blame.

Reporters have wasted countless hours of valuable newsroom time typing out needlessly complex sentences, empty cliches and other alphabetic fodder. Countless more has been spent expunging the same before the stories can be published.

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Year 2 Tuesday Shorthand Class

Oct
21

The Tuesday shorthand class will in future be held in room G4-04.

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Universities and freedom of speech

Oct
21

Fascinating piece in Guardian about the pressures applied to student journalists to prevent them reporting the affairs of their own universities. This is why we have always advised the Medwire team to maintain complete independence from the institutions it should hold to account.  

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Byelection World Cup

Oct
19

You've all heard of the Shorthand Champions League, well now the Centre for Journalism is pleased to announce a new competition - and a fine range of prizes; welcome to the 2014 Byelection World Cup.

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Sky Sports News graduate scheme

Oct
17

Sky Sports News is advertising its graduate scheme for 2015, looking for students with "creativity and natural journalistic flair" for an 11-month paid placement starting next summer.

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1st MA Radio newsday success

Oct
17

Producing live radio, as we all know, is a complicated task. Having only 4 hours to do it is even harder. Our lovely MA class took this challenge seriously and completely knocked it out of the park on Wednesday.

They worked as a team, followed instructions, formatted their scripts properly, exported in the right format and rainbows came out of their mouths when it came to speaking into a microphone. GOOD JOB GUYS!!!

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Shorthand Champions League group tables - week 2

Oct
17

Standings for the seven Shorthand Champions League groups are shown below as we reach the half-way stage.

At the end of the group stage, the top two from each group will automatically qualify for the knockout stages, and there are a further two places for the best third-place finishers - so it's still all to play for.

Group G has so far proved not to be the Group of Death but the Group of Dearth - with not a single point registered by any of its players.

Meanwhile Katie Palmer and Alex Norman remain 100% error-free from both of their matches.

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Another six-figure bumper payout for a council chief...

Oct
16

Councils are prone to plead poverty and complain bitterly at the government's relentless squeeze on their budgets.

They often have a case.

But then stories like this one make taxpayers wonder exactly how they can claim they are short of cash...

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Research Seminar - Bailey

Oct
16

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.

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CfJ Shorthand Champions League results October 15

Oct
16

Another compelling set of fixtures this week as we reach the half-way point of the group stages. Just two errors separated Sarah Boast and Monica Samia, and in the much-anticipated clash of the Abigails, there were just 3 points between them. We'll publish the table standings tomorrow.

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