If you have just joined us then welcome to the Centre For Journalism! We hope you have a great time whilst you are here. If you are returning - welcome back.
My name is Lesley Phippen and I'm the new International Student Mentor for the Centre for Journalism. My role is to offer any help, guidance or support you may need. Please do call in to my office any time or send an email if you want to make an appointment. I will be ably assisted by two international student friends - Duarte Dias and Anita Nkonge. They will be around later this week and I will be saying more about them in my blog on Wednesday.
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....
Just a reminder for those taking NCTJ law exams next week that there are two revision sessions this Wednesday - June 1st. Both in the small newsroom - Essential Media Law from 1.30 - 3pm and Court Reporting from 3.15 - 4.45pm.
The good news for our students keeps on coming. Third years Jackie Gordon and Ali Iveson will join the KM Group next month as trainee reporters, continuing the tradition of CfJ students landing great jobs before they've even graduated.
Jackie will be working in the Gravesend and Medway offices, while Ali will be based in Maidstone. We look forward to seeing their bylines regularly in print and online.