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Get informed with the CfJ

Mar
27

Full multimedia coverage of local, national and world events is available now at The Informer - a website run by our second year students for one day only.

They will be producing rolling news updates throughout the day online, as well as hourly radio bulletins which can also be heard on the website.

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Shorthand Champions League - knockout

Mar
23

In a move possibly inspired by The Voice, the first knockout round of the Shorthand Champions League was played in an experimental blind format.

The results - and the draw for this week's Quarter Finals - can now be revealed.

Meanwhile, we can confirm that FIFA has shortlisted the Shorthand Champions League for its inaugural Transparency In Sport awards, while Will.I.Am has branded the competition "dope" (although this may have been "deep". The outline got smudged).

Round of 16

Latifa 0 - Andrew 7

Hsin-Yi 0 - Annabelle X

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Shorthand Champions League wk 6

Mar
20

After an administrative farce which has led to the director of the Shorthand Champions League being fired and an inquiry being demanded by fans across the world, the final league standings can be revealed.

Round One ended in a tooth-and-nail scrap for qualification which did not disappoint in drama.

There was heartache in week six for Shauntal, Matt and Daniel who all missed out on last-minute opportunities to progress.

The biggest shock came in Group F where Evie - who had sat comfortably in a qualification spot for weeks - was overturned by Melisande.

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Timed reporting test for year 2

Mar
16

There will be a timed news writing test for Reporting and Writing II in the newsroom from 2pm to 3pm tomorrow.

The test includes a verbal statement at 100wpm which needs to be taken down so make sure you bring notepaper and a pen.

It is worth 20% of the final mark for the module.

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Win a freelance sports journalism contract

Mar
10

Two paid freelance sports reporting contracts are being offered to young journalists in a competition run by Kick It Out and the Football Supporters' Federation (FSF).

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Year One in class assessment tomorrow

Mar
09

A reminder that there is a timed news writing assessment for all year one students in tomorrow's Reporting and Writing session.

The test is worth 15% of your final mark for the module so make sure you're there on time, with a pad and pen to take down a verbal statement in shorthand.

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Shorthand Champions League wk5

Mar
06

The group stages of the Shorthand Champions League reach their thrilling finale this morning.

Going into the final round of fixtures all eyes will be on Group E, where Thomas, Ile, Matt and Tom are involved in a four-way scrap for the two qualification places.

In Group D Andrew and Mirela have a showdown for second place, while in Group G two unbeaten performers - Evie and Alys - will meet each other knowing that defeat could mean elimination from the tournament. 

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Shorthand Champions League wk4

Feb
27

Apologies for the late publication of fixtures for week 4. Updated tables attached below.

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Shorthand Champion League week three

Feb
20

Here are today's fixtures in the Shorthand Champions League, as the group table reaches its mid-point.

The second round of fixtures encapsulated everything we have come to expect from competitive Tee-line: drama, heartbreak and unimaginable glory.

The highlight of the round was the Tom derby in Group E. Acres gave his fans a lot to think about on the long trip home after a last-gasp slip handed victory to the flawless Coast.

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Shorthand Champions League: Week Two

Feb
12

It was a high (or should that be low?) scoring week in the opening round of fixtures, and a lot of our shorthand competitors will be looking for better performances in week two.

The first set of tables is published below (pdf). The results included a thrilling 0-0 draw in Group E, where the race for qualification looks set to be tight and brutal.

Meanwhile, here are the fixtures to be played on Friday, February 13:

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