Hey guys, I'll be doing a session from 3-7pm in the main newsroom on March 7th for anybody who wants extra practice before the NCTJ TV and radio exams next week. The idea is to do an exam together, talk about what we've done differently, practice in the radio newsroom if you want, etc. If you cannot attend remember that you can always do a practice exam on your own and email it to Richard. No excuses not to practice guys!!

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60 SEC TV BULLETIN practice - Wednesday 9th of March


If you have absolutely no clue what's happening during the 60 second bulletins, or you kinda do but still want some practice, fear not! I will be running a full practice session from 2-6pm on Wednesday the 9th of March.I will show examples from previous years, get you to cut your own and practice in the studio. Remember that you have to read your own script and navigate autocue drama and stuff. If you want more practice, come see me, but trust my experience with previous years: if you don't practice it won't go as smoothly as you think it will.

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Sarah Boast is 2016 Sky Bob Friend Scholar


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


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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Simon's Choice provokes debate on assisted dying


I’ve always been under the impression that if someone who is terminally ill wants to take their own life, then they absolutely ought to be able to do so. But what Rowan Deacon’s BBC One documentary How to Die: Simon’s Choice, showed on Wednesday night demonstrates is that assisted dying is hardly a black and white issue. 

This documentary is an exemplary piece of storytelling; not only does it treat Simon’s story in a sensitive and well-informed way, but it also provokes a wider debate on euthanasia.

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Monday Careers Talk: Jobs Outside of Journalism


Unsure if journalism is still for you? Come along to this talk by UoK Careers and Employability Team about the career options which would be complemented by your journalism skills and degree. Open to all CfJ students Monday 1pm-1.45pm Room G1-04

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Shorthand Exams Thursday,11 February


The times and venues for tomorrow's shorthand exams are as follows:

80wpm at 10.00 in G1-03

60 wpm at 11.30 in G1-04

Please arrive in good time to do practice run and locate transcription template.


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Year 2s - NCTJ Court Reporting replacement session


There will be an NCTJ Court Reporting session in the UG newsroom on Wednesday February 17th from 3.15 - 4.45pm - just after the mock Broadcast exam. This is to replace the session we will lose on Friday February 19th because of the Year 2 Online newsday. Please make every effort to come.    

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Third years: NCTJ Portfolio briefing


There's been a change to the NCTJ Portfolios that will affect all third year students. Richard and I will talk to you about it at 11am on Monday, February 8, in the small newsroom.

We'll give you details of a new compulsory element for the portfolio: a story entirely created and published on a mobile phone.

See you there.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Bob Friend Memorial Scholarship Lecture crew


I need 8 volunteers to help film/social media during the evening of the Bob Friend Memorial Lecture on March 3rd. This is open to undergrands of all shapes and sizes as well as MAs. It's an incredible opportunity to learn about multiple camera event coverage as well as social media live reporting. (It also gets you closer to our invited guest speaker, and MAJOR brownie points for being helpful). It would require a couple of hours of training plus showing up early on the day and staying a bit later. 

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