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Well done Lucy!

Apr
15

Centre for Journalism graduate Lucy Ross-Millar (BA Hons, 2011) has completed a six month, 5868 mile cycle challenge from Vietnam to Nepal. Lucy, who worked after graduation for the Society of Editors and then as a reporter for Cambidge News, undertook the challenge with her partner Ryan Graver in a bid to raise money for the Mines Advisory Group (MAG). MAG works to reclaim contaminated land following the Vietnam War and creates safe conditions for development in the region. Lucy  has blogged on her experiences throughout the expedition. 

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STOP PRESS: News Reporter Vacancy at Cavendish Press

Apr
12

Cavendish Press is a news agency which writes and sells stories to many national newspapers.Based at Media City in Salford Quays, it is looking for an NCTJ trained reporter to replace an employee who has moved to a job at the Daily Mail. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious CfJ graduate who really wants to make it in national newspapers.

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Opportunities for journalists with language skills

Mar
16
 

London-Rio City Links has new Rio 2016 Olympic Games volunteer opportunities for students, staff and alumni who can speak any of the following languages: 
Arabic
Japanese
Korean 

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Reporter vacancies at North Wales News

Mar
14

Barrie Jones, Editorial Director of North Wales News, has several vacancies at his newspapers. Barrie would particualrly like to hear from 3rd year and MA students who have passed the NCTJ Diploma or are on course to complete it soon. Please make yourself familiar with NWN's stable which includes
www.leaderlive.co.uk | www.chesterfirst.co.uk | www.ellesmereportfirst.co.uk

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Sarah Boast is 2016 Sky Bob Friend Scholar

Feb
17

After a tough round of interviews in Sky's Westminster newsroom - and one of the most gruelling tests in the history of the competition - Sarah Boast emerged today as winner of the 2016 Sky Bob Friend Scholarship. Our huge congratulations to Sarah and to the superb runners up: Duarte; George; Lauren and Lucy. The panel were greatly impressed by all the shortlisted candidates. You are excellent ambassadors for the Centre for Journalism. Everyone in the Centre will come together to celebrate Sarah's achievement at the Sky Bob Friend Lecture in the Dockyard Church on 3 March. This year's lecturer is Faisal Islam, Political Editor of Sky News. Before he speaks, Faisal will help his Sky News colleague, Peter Diapre, to present Sarah with her scholarship. This summer, Sarah will enjoy a four week, fully-funded internship at Sky News.  

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Shortlisted candidates for 2016 Bob Friend Scholarship

Feb
15

Many thanks to every student who submitted an entry to this year's competition. The standard was exceptional. However, the panel has reached a unanimous decsision. The shortlisted candidates who will travel to London on Wednesday for interview and test are, in alphabetical order:  Sarah Boast; Duarte Dias; Lauren Meechan; George Nixon and Lucy Norris. Detailed feedback to all those who did not make the shortlist will be provided when the final selection process is complete. Thanks again to all who competed and huge congratulations to those shortlisted. 

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Timetable for 2016 Bob Friend Scholarship

Jan
25

There will be a briefing for students who wish to compete for the 2016 Sky Bob Friend Scholarship in the main undergraduate newsroom at 1pm on Tuesday 26 January. The timetable for the process of shortlisting, interview and award is set out below.

Deadline for submissions: Friday 12 February at 4pm. Submissions including your name and mobile telephone number should be submitted to Anastasia's office.

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2016 Sky Bob Friend Scholarship

Jan
20

Competition for the 2016 Sky Bob Friend Scholarship opens next week, and this year there is an important change in eligibility.  Henceforth, with the sole exception that previous winners may not enter again, ALL undergraduate students in the Centre are eligible to compete. So, first, second and third years may enter.  

Students have until 4pm on Friday 12 February to submit their entries for this, the most prestigious prize available to journalism undergraduates in the UK. Shortlisting will take place soon afterwards and candidates who make the shortlist will travel to Sky’s Westminster studios at Millbank, London SW1 to meet a panel chaired by a representative of Sky News.  At least one student from each year will be shortlisted.

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CfJ BBC South East Today Internships

Oct
19

The Centre for Journalism and BBC South East Today have agreed a formal and dedicated internship programme.  Starting in summer 2016, South East Today, the RTS award winning regional television news programme for Kent and Sussex, will take two interns per year from the Centre. One intern will be a final year undergraduate, the other a student studying for the MA Multimedia Journalism.

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