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Ofcom Awards TV Licence Priority

Jul
30

We won. Ofcom has awarded the local television licence for Maidstone and Tonbridge to KM Television Ltd, the joint company created by the University of Kent and the KM Group. Plainly this is excellent news for the Centre for Journalism, our excellent students and staff.

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Kent is first for Journalism Priority

Jun
03

The Centre for Journalism has been ranked first in the UK for journalism in the Guardian University Guide for 2015. We come top of the league table, above all of our rivals. Details are available here This placing reflects exceptional levels of student satisfaction with teaching, feedback and course content. 

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Congratulations to Clarissa Place

Jul
07

The excellent tradition continues of students finding newsroom jobs before graduation. Many congratulations to Clarissa Place who has secured a position as a trainee reporter just 24 hours before our graduation ceremony in Rochester Cathedral. Clarissa will join Archant South West, based in Exeter.We wish her the best of luck with househunting, car procurement etc.

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Reporter jobs at North Wales News

Jul
02

Barrie Phillips-Jones, Editorial Director of NWN Media, tells me that he has several vacancies for reporters at the company's newspapers and websites. The names of the titles are listed below. If you are interested in applying, please contact Barrie at

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Trainee Reporter vacancy at Lincolnshire Media

May
23

Lincolnshire Media seeks a trainee reporter for the Sleaford edition of its Target series of newspapers.  The company needs someone who can hit the ground running and who is capable of covering all aspects of news, including crime, council meetings, health and social issues. The succesful applicant will have a keen eye for a story and be able to build great contacts in the community. The post is based at the company's Boston office and the succesful applicant will also be expected to file for Lincolnshire Media’s websites. Candidates must have passed their NCTJ Diploma incluiding 100wpm shorthand. If you are interested please email your CV and covering letter to the Editor, Adam Moss: adam.moss@targetseries.co.uk . Or post them to: Adam Moss, Editor,16 Wide Bargate, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 6SR. Closing Date: Monday 2 June 2014

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Gavin Esler on 'The Power of Stories'

May
20

Gavin Esler, BBC Presenter, former correspondent and Chancellor of the University will explain how powerful people use narratives in a talk to students on the Canterbury campus. Students and staff in the Centre for Journalism are invited to attend the session on Saturday 7th June at 4pm in Keynes Lecture Theatre 1. More details are available at www.facebook.com/fullenglishfestival

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Harriet's scoop nominated for prize

May
15

Harriet Robinson (BA, Journalism 2012), now a reporter on the Hinckley Times, has been nominated for Scoop of the Year at the 2014 Midlands Media Awards. Her story is an exclusive about paedophiles operating in a local theatre. Many congratulations, Harriet. Everyone in the CfJ hopes you win.

 

 

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Victory for Jemma and the Medwire

May
11

Congratulations and raucous applause, please, for Jemma Collins for her achievements in the 2014 Student Publication Association (SPA) Awards. Jem, a third year student on the BA in Journalism, won first prize in the Outstanding Commitment category and was highly commended in the Best Reporter category. These victories,  judged by a panel including Nick Petrie, Deputy Head of News Development at The Times and James Thornhill of the National Student, reward Jem's work as editor of The Medwire, Kent and Medway's only independent student newspaper. The SPA is the national body for all the UK's university student newspapers and competition was fierce. Well done, Jem. Trebles all round. The picture shows Jem accepting her prizes.  

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Stationers' Foundation Postgraduate Bursary

Apr
04

I'm delighted to be able to confirm that students studying for the MA in Multimedia Journalism in 2014/15 will be eligible to apply for a postgraduate bursary funded by the Stationers' Foundation. The foundation is the charitable arm of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers which has been involved in the training and education of entrants to the printing and publishing industries since 1557. The award, which is worth £6,000 plus support and mentoring, will be made on the basis of financial need and academic potential. The Centre for Journalism is proud to be associated with the Stationers' Foundation and to be able to offer this valuable bursary.

Further details of all funding opportunties for Centre for Journalism students are available here.

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Colossal cash prizes on offer in first ever Centre for Journalism movie challenge

Mar
24

 

The Centre for Journalism movie challenge invites you make a short film of no more than 3’00" duration. The subject: a student’s-eye view of life in the Centre. We don’t want the details of the degree. We don’t want anything dull, technical or bureaucratic. We want your best depiction of the stuff that makes the Centre’s students unique. What makes studying here fun? What do journalism students do when you are not studying?  Where do you live? What do you eat and drink? Where do you dance, play sport or just relax? We want you to sell the student experience in the Centre for Journalism as colourfully and entertainingly as you can. We’ll use the best films to market and recruit students. So, apart from money (see below) and our undying gratitude, what’s in it for you? Well, it could be the prelude to your first BAFTA, perhaps even the launch of an Oscar-winning career.  We have heard (well, OK, invented) rumours that Vanessa Paradis and Jonny Depp are demanding that their agents secure parts for them.

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