Congratulations to Karina Pavlova, Bob Friend Sky News Scholar 2019

Many congratulations to Year 3 undergraduate student Karina Pavlova, who has just been announced as the 2019 Sky News Bob Friend Scholar.

After a tough interview process, Karina emerged as the successful candidate just ahead of shortlisted students Jess Sharp, Sam Baker and Joe Dawson - all of whom gave superb accounts of themselves for the panel.

Publication of Centre for Journalism report into BBC Radio 5Live's public service commitments

Today sees the publication of a major study by Centre for Journalism academic staff.

Professor Tim Luckhurst, Dr Ben Cocking, Ian Reeves and Rob Bailey are joint authors of Assessing the Delivery of BBC Radio 5 Live's Public Service Commitment, which was launched this morning at a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Media Group at the Palace of Westminster.

Members of the group chaired by Rosie Cooper MP were presented with the findings of the report, which demonstrates that 5Live is not meeting its licensing requirement that 75 per cent of its annual broadcast output should consist of news and current affairs programming.

The report, published by Abramis is available to download here. You can also view it in the online reader below.

The research was carried out following the award of a research grant by News UK and Ireland Ltd.

CfJ international blog wins silver

The Centre for Journalism's new blog for international students has won silver in the university's International Impact Awards.

Created by our own Laura Garcia, the blog aims to highlight the experiences of our international students on our BA and MA journalism programmes for visitors to the main university web site. The award panel was particularly impressed with the interactive map that Laura created featuring videos from CfJ students and alumni all over the globe. 

With the award comes £1,000 to spend on internationalisation activities for the department. We'd be interested in hearing any good ideas from CfJ students out there as to how this might be spent to encourage more overseas students to join us, or to strengthen our exisiting alumni network.

CfJ student wins NCTJ project of the year award for second year running

Hearty congratulations to the three Centre for Journalism students who were honoured at last night's NCTJ Awards gala dinner.

It was a Centre for Journalism one-two in the student project of the year category. Mike Haffenden took top spot with his brilliant documentary on Team BRIT, the motorsport team helping to rehabilitate injured service personnel; and Indya Clayton was highly commended with her fantastic investigation into the shortage of black blood donors in the UK. Both graduated in the summer. Mike is now working for DriveTribe - the online venture founded by Messrs Clarkson, May and Hammond; Indya starts work at the Oxford Mail on Monday.

In the hotly contested features category, Year 2 student Isabel Eidhamar was commended for her portfolio that included pieces on ocean plastics and an interactive interview with a survivor of the Utoya terror attack in Norway.

This is the second successive year that a CfJ student has scooped the project of the year award, following Boglarka Kosztolanyi's win in 2017 for her interactive project on the rise of Hungary's far right.

No pressure then, Year 3.

Hat-trick of successes for Centre for Journalism students in NCTJ awards shortlist

No fewer than three Centre for Journalism students have been shortlisted in this year's National Council for the Training of Journalists Awards.

In the student project category, two CfJ documentaries are on the shortlist:

Mike Haffenden's superb film Team BRIT - on the Road to Recovery examines how a motor racing team is playing a major part in the rehabiliation of injured British armed forces service personnel.

And Indya Clayton's wonderful documentary The Search for Black Blood goes on a personal journey investigating why there are so few black blood donors in the UK.

 

In the features category, third year student Isabel Eidhamar has been shortlisted for a portfolio that includes her amazing multimedia profile of a survivor of the Utoya massacre in Norway.

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