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Jobs goldrush for CfJ graduates

Jul
22

I've been rather remiss at keeping up to date with this summer's surge of Centre for Journalism graduates finding great jobs in the industry. Here's an update:

Graham Stothard (MA 2014), who  joined KMTV as one of its first videojournalists, is set to join ITV Anglia as a production journalist.

Katie Palmer (BA 2015) is joining the Colchester Gazette as a trainee reporter.

Josh Fordham and Anabelle Letten (MA 2015) have joined Newsquest's production hub in Weymouth as graduate copy editors.

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KMTV - potential intern shifts

Jul
21

KMTV, The Centre for Journalism's new joint venture with the KM Group, is gearing up for its launch online, ahead of the full digital terrestrial TV launch on Freeview, Virgin and possibly Sky next year.

There is the possibility of some paid shifts for suitable interns this summer. It's a potential opportunity that could suit recent graduates from our BA and MA programmes.

There are no guarantees at this stage, but KMTV's new news editor, Andy Richards, would be interested in seeing CVs and examples of video/TV work. If you're interested and available, contact Andy on:

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The Sun's Jacob Lewis on how the CfJ prepared him for globetrotting, eating sheep eyeballs and wearing high heels on cobblestones

Jun
24

In the latest of our video chats with recent CfJ graduates, Jacob Lewis of the The Sun talks us through the gruelling hardships of travelling the world for a national newspaper.

 

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Final coursework submission for Convergent Journalism 1

May
18

For those first years not at  this morning's revision session, this is a reminder that you have a final piece of coursework to submit for your convergent journalism portfolio. It's due by close of play on Friday.

As set out in the Module Outline, your portfolio includes your conference pitches, your blog posts (1 each per term: if you haven't done your second post, do it by Friday); and a final piece called a news package. 

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Change of time for convergent journalism 1 revision session

May
15

Apologies - I've had to put this session on Monday back by an hour, so it will now start at 11am.

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Update: First year revision session: convergent journalism

May
14

We'll hold a revision session for Year 1 convergent journalism in the main newsroom on Monday 18 May at 11am (sorry - had to change the time).

I'll also use the session to remind you about final coursework submissions, including a multimedia portfolio item and your final blog posts.

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Blog posts and final portfolio item

May
14

A final reminder to Year 2 and MA students that your deadline for submitting your final multimedia portfolio item is tomorrow. This should be a piece of journalism that can be in any medium - from a news day, or elsewhere. If you're unclear what to submit, drop me an email or drop by.

If you haven't submitted your second blog post, now's the time to do that too.

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Year 3 feedback sheets for projects

May
13

Feedback sheets for year 3 projects will be available for collection from Vicky in Anastasia's office this morning between 10am and 12.30pm.

Feedback sheets for overall newsday performance are also available.

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Year 2 online assignment deadline

Apr
02

Year 2s please note: the submission deadline for your convergent journalism online assignment has been moved back to 1pm on Friday 10 April.

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Josh Fordham bags exclusive interview with Charlton boss

Mar
24

Congratulations to MA Multimedia Journalism student Josh Fordham, whose interview with the new boss of Charlton FC made a page lead in this week's Dartford and Gravesend Messenger.

 

Guy Luzon has given few press interviews since his arrival at the club a couple of months ago, so when Josh talked his way into doing a face-to-face with the new manager, the KM gave it a good showing.

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