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2017 Sky Bob Friend Scholarship Priority

Jan
09

The 2017 Sky Bob Friend Scholarship will be presented to this year's winner at the annual Sky Bob Friend Memorial Lecture. This will take place in the Dockyard Church at 7pm on Thursday 2nd March.

This year's lecturer will be Ed Conway, Economics Editor at Sky News and Times columnist.The crucial question now is: to whom will he present the prize? We (Sky News and the CfJ) will decide via the usual competitve process.

How does it work? We'll explain all in a briefing to be held in the main newsroom at 1300 on Tuesday 17th January. Please attend. This is a unique and immensely valuable opportunity open to all undergraduate students in the Centre. The winner will spend a month long, fully funded placement at Sky News. They will also receive a £3,000 contribution to their tuition fees.Beyond these rewards there is, of course, the prestige and glory of being a member of the tiny and highly select band of Sky Bob Friend Scholars.

Following the briefing, the deadline for submissions will be Friday February 10th. Shortlisted contestants will travel to London for the final selection interviews which will take place at Sky' Millbank studios in Westminter on Friday 17th February. Come to the briefing. All will be explained.

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2017 Daily Mail Scholarships

Jan
16

I'm delighted to be able to confirm that Associated Newspapers have agreed to award two Daily Mail Scholarships in the Centre this year: a postgradate scholarship and an undergraduate scholarship for final year students. Each scholarship is worth £5,000 and the chance to do work experience at the Daily Mail.

Contestants should submit an original news story of not fewer than 550 words and not more than 1000 words suitable for publication in the print edition of the Daily Mail. All submissions to be handed to Anastasia by noon on Monday 8th May 2017. Each submission should be accompanied by a cover sheet giving your name, the degree for which you are studying and a telephone number at which you can be reached.

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BBC's Fi Glover to vist CfJ

Oct
14

Fiona – Fi – Glover will visit the Centre on Monday 13 February 2017. She will speak about her career and answer questions in the main newsroom at 1pm. Fi is an award winning presenter of BBC network radio shows, fellow of the Radio Academy and founder of Sound Women – a lobbying and networking group for women in the audio industries.Fi is also a Kent graduate. She studied Classical Civilisation and Philosophy between 1987 and 1990. In July 2016 she was awarded an honorary doctorate at our graduation ceremony in Rochester Cathedral.

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Immediate vacancy at Purple Media Solutions

Jul
07

Purple Media Solutions describe themselves as "a friendly, progressive publishing company based in Tonbridge", They are looking for "an in-design-savvy, ambitious new graduate to work as editorial assistant across two business to business titles – Electrical Times and The Probe (the UK's oldest dentistry title)."  If you are interested, please contact Anna Lambert. Anna's details appear below.

Anna Lambert, Editor, The Probe, Purple Media Solutions, The Old School House,St Stephens Street,Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2AD.

T: 01732 371 581

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The Economist seeks social media interns

Jul
01

The Economist is seeking two social media fellows (interns). These are paid positions (£2,000 per month) and Adnan Sarwar, assistant community editor at The Economist, tells me that 'there will be no making of tea unless they want one themselves'. He adds that he started his career with the famous title as an intern. You can find all the details at www.economist.com/social-media-fellowship .Note that you will need to make yourself very familiar with newspaper to have a realistic chance of success. The effort will be worth it. This would be a superb place to start a career in serious journalism.  I encourage you to apply. The Economist is a truly great title and has been for a very long time. It features prominently in my recent research into newspaper coverage of the doctrine of unconditional surrender between 1943 and 1945...but of course you knew that already....  

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Additional reporter vacancy at North Devon Journal

Jun
01

Having hired Lauren Harris from the Centre for Journalism as a trainee reporter,   Lisa Templeton, editor of the North Devon Journal, is looking for another. So, if you have passed all the right NCTJ exams and you are keen to work in a lovely part of England, check out the details here http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/jobsboard/view/journalist-north-devon-journal/

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Lauren joins the North Devon Journal

May
17

And huge congratulations to Lauren Harris who has secured her first job in journalism as a trainee reporter on the weekly North Devon Journal. Lauren will be based in Barnstaple and she will start on 13 June. Lauren will be allocated a patch of her own to cover, and she is expecting to make full use of the multimedia and court reporting skills she has learned in the Centre.

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Many congratulations to Natalie

May
17

Huge congratulations to Natalie Tipping who has just secured a job as a reporter on the Kent Messenger. She will start work in the Maidstone newsroom  on 6 June. Additional congratulations are due because Natalie also triumphed at the University Media Awards, winning prizes for best Report and best Interview. And, If that's not enough success for one month, Natalie has won the 2016 Chancellor's Employability Award and a Special Commendation for Student of the Year at the Kent Student Awards. Brilliant!

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Job success for Ben

May
11

I'm delighted to report another example of early job success. MA student Ben Richter has been appointed to a  two-year traineeship with the German regional newspaper Heilbronner Stimme, German for Voice of Heilbronn. The title is based in the south-west German town of Heilbronn and reaches around a quarter of a million readers every day. During his traineeship - which is the best start to a career in German journalism - Ben will  work in all the newspaper's departments including politics, culture, and sports, He will contribute to the print edition and the website and work on social media.

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Huge congratulations to Kishan....

May
08

Huge congratulations to Kishan Koria who began his career as a journalist today, Sunday 8 May, as a member of the production team for ITN's new politics show, Peston On Sunday. I thought the show was lively and intelligent. Kishan has done exceptionally well to start on a network show, but I know several other soon-to-be graduates in the Centre have agreed,or are about to agree, contracts for other great jobs in great newsrooms.

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