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2015 Bob Friend Memorial Scholarship Priority

Jan
19

First year students have until 4pm on Monday 9 February to submit their entries for the most prestigious prize available to journalism undergraduates in the UK: the annual Sky Bob Friend Memorial Scholarship. Shortlisting will take place soon afterwards and candidates who make the shortlist will meet a panel chaired by Neil Dunwoodie, Executive Producer Sky News. 

The prize is £3,500 and a fully-funded four week internship at Sky News. Previous winners include Alan McGuinness, who now works at Sky News, Tania Steere who is a reporter on the Daily Mail and former Medwire Editor Jemma Collins, now a reporter with KMTV. The 2015 Scholar will receive their prize from Neil Dunwoodie at the 2015 Bob Friend Memorial Lecture.

This will take place on the evening of  Monday 2 March in the Pilkington Lecture Theatre here on the Medway Campus. This year's lecture will take the form of a Q & A with John Humphrys, presenter of BBC Radio 4's Today Programme, in discussion with Adam Boulton of Sky News. The scholar, together with their parents and family, attends the lecture and the VIP reception that precedes it. If you need any guidance with your entry, please ask me, Ian, Richard, Rob or Lee. We will be delighted to help.  

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2015 Daily Mail Scholarships for Year 3 UGs

Jan
21

The Centre for Journalism is the proud and happy recipient of new scholarship funds from Associated Newspapers, owner of the Daily Mail. This means that we are now able to offer two additional scholarships to third year undergraduates in the Centre. Each scholarship is worth £2,500. How do you win one? We are looking for original news stories suitable for publication in the print edition of the Daily Mail. Deadline is 12 Noon on Friday 20 February.

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2015 ITV News Trainee Scheme

Jan
19

The ITV News Traineeship 2015-16 opened for applications on the ITV Jobs website today. Further details, and the online application form, can be found by following this link: www.itvjobs.com/

Applications open: Monday 19 January
Applications close: Friday 30 January

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a 1 day assessment at ITV's London office on either Wednesday 11 or Thursday 12 March.

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History of Journalism Seminar Cancelled 18/12/14

Dec
17

There will be no History of Journalism seminar on Thursday 18 December. Please take the opportunity to complete the module monitoring form instead. You will have received an e-mail explaining where to find the form. I'll be most grateful if you will take the time to fill it in.

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Centre for Journalism Daily Mail Scholarship 2015

Dec
15

The 2015 Daily Mail Scholarship is funded by Associated Newspapers, owners of the Daily Mail. It will be awarded to a gifted postgraduate student studying for the NCTJ accredited MA in Multimedia Journalism. 

The Centre invites all students on the degree to compete for the award which is worth £5,000. The scholar will also enjoy a valuable work placement at what is generally considered to be the UK’s most successful news-gathering business.

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Cancelled: MA/Year 3 conference Tuesday 28/10/14

Oct
23

There will be no conference for MA and 3rd year students on Tuesday October 28. Those selected to pitch on Tuesday will get their chance on Wednesday, I promise. I recommend that you spend the spare half hour reading newspapers with even more care than usual 

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Universities and freedom of speech

Oct
21

Fascinating piece in Guardian about the pressures applied to student journalists to prevent them reporting the affairs of their own universities. This is why we have always advised the Medwire team to maintain complete independence from the institutions it should hold to account.  

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Byelection World Cup

Oct
19

You've all heard of the Shorthand Champions League, well now the Centre for Journalism is pleased to announce a new competition - and a fine range of prizes; welcome to the 2014 Byelection World Cup.

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Deutsche Welle seeks trainee journalists

Oct
08

The German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle is offering an eighteen month journalism traineeship for English native speakers.
It is looking for talented young people with an interest in politics, society and culture.

The programme prepares up-and-coming journalists for international reporting for television, online and radio.

Applications are now being accepted until October 31. Full details are available here.

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Jemma Collins and Graham Stothard are first recruits to KMTV

Sep
23

Many congratulations are due to Jemma Collins BA (2014) and Graham Stothard MA (2014). Jemma and Graham have been recruited by the KM Group as trainee multimeda journalists. They will be involved from the beginning in producing high quality video journalism for KMTV's IPTV and terrestrial digital services. Jemma and Graham are the first Centre for Journalism graduates to benefit from the Centre's involvement in this unique and exciting partnership. They are pioneers on a route we hope others will follow.  

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