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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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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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Mathilde Guenegan lands job on top French TV channel

Sep
18

MA graduate Mathilde Guenegan has landed a job at LCI, the 24-hour news channel run by French broadcaster TF1.

Mathilde, who completed our International Multimedia Journalism MA programme and graduated with distinction this year, is working as a producer during an internship with the channel.

Her understanding of British politics made it inevitable that she would be asked to help with coverage of the Scottish referendum. For some reason she thought head of department Tim Luckhurst might be able to help.

Here's a clip from last night's broadcast.

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Lydia Hamilton to join ITV Meridian

Jul
17

More good news on the employment front: Lydia Hamilton, who graduated last week from our BA in Journalism and the News Industry, will be joining ITV Meridian in September on a 12-month paid internship.

It's good evidence of how a strong final-year project can open doors. Lydia's TV documentary on how funding cuts are affecting black and ethnic minority arts organisations was one of the things that helped her to bag the internship.

It's great news for Lydia, for Meridian and for us here at the CfJ.

Trebles all round.

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Postgraduate Open Day, June 12 2014

May
22

We're holding an open day for prospective MA Students on June 12 2014, starting at 12 noon.

The MA in Multimedia Journalism at Kent is for top graduates who really want to succeed as reporters in the multimedia age.

It's an academically challenging Masters qualification that is professionally accredited by the National Council for the Training of Journalists. Students learn the skills required to report brilliantly for radio, television, newspapers and magazines, and to use the web as an outlet for all of their work.

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Advanced Multimedia Storytelling revision

May
21

There will be a quick revision session for BA students on Friday at 11am in the small newsroom. Meanwhile I've just put 3 years of past papers on module notes - it appears they're missing from the library archive for some reason.

 

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Missing past paper - Convergent Journalism 2

May
19

It's just been drawn to my attention that the 2013 past paper for Convergent Journalism 2 is missing from the library resource page.

I've just put a copy in Module Notes.

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