Submit your work to the AA Gill Award for Emerging Food Critics

The Sunday Times has launched an annual award for unpublished writers on food in honour of AA Gill, the acclaimed writer, restaurant reviewer and television critic, who died in 2016. Gill’s philosophy of life, spirit of adventure and delight in mischief was reflected in his articles. He believed “criticism” was an undervalued skill, inspiring us to find the next emerging critic. In his book Pour Me: A Life, he wrote: “Criticism is like being able to unbake a cake. When people fatuously ask why I don’t write constructive criticism, I tell them there is no such thing. Critics do deconstructive criticism.”

The aim of the award is to offer a launch pad to previously unknown writers based in the UK. All entries must take the form of a review. AA Gill became a writer after an early career as an artist, so the prize is open to people of all ages over 21. Amateur critics who have published their own unpaid work on websites are welcome, but not employed food writers. If you fit these criteria, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Entries must be between 1,000 and 1,200 words, the length of Gill’s restaurant reviews. Heavily dyslexic, Gill transcribed his copy over the phone, and in recognition of this, entrants will not be judged on their spelling or grammar. The winner will receive a prize of £5,000 and the winning review will be published in The Dish, the food section of The Sunday Times Magazine. Two runners-up will receive a prize of £500 and £250 respectively and will be invited to the awards ceremony in June.

DEADLINE  April 17. More info here. 

So you want to write about politics - this is your chance!

Do you understand the ins and outs of parliamentary procedure? Do you know your customs union from your single market? The CFJ has been tipped off of an amazing opportunity with a new political reporting platform. 

This is an exciting, creative role for a young political reporter to shape a new, hopefully high-profile project. It's led by former BBC journo Sam Bright and looks mighty exciting. 

Have a look at the full job description here:

https://www.cisionjobs.co.uk/job/91642/political-news-platform-reporter/

Happy International Women's Day

Today we celebrate the inspiring role models like Sophy Ridge who come and share their stories, all the women who risk their lives to speak truth to power, and our past and current amazing students who will be writing the headlines of tomorrow. Our lecturer Laura Garcia has put together a list of 19 trailblazing journalists who have covered conflict, corruption, human rights, abuses, war, etc. Have a look and get inspired! Check out the Twitter thread here. 


Vacancy for Broadcast Journalist at KMTV

 

KMTV has an  exciting opportunity for a qualified journalist (NCTJ or equivalent) to join the KMTV news team, working as a producer and, in time, as a reporter, on our daily hour-long flagship news show, Kent Tonight, our website and social media services. 

The successful applicant will have a passion for news and high quality TV and online
production. They will be self-starting, enthusiastic, multi-skilled and have a good grasp on
the concept that this is not a 9-to-5 job, news can happen at any time and occasionally
working unsocial hours is just part of life for a professional journalist.
 
In return for their enthusiasm and commitment, they will join a professional, hard working
team making news output and with the opportunity to work on other shows too such as
Team Talk, Chris & Co, Paul On Politics, Made in Kent & BASSed in Kent. 
Anyone wishing to apply should send a CV and short covering letter to Andy Richards,
Deputy Channel Director, (arichards@kmtv.co.uk) by Friday 15th March 2019. 
 

Apply for a Google News Initiative Fellowship with the European Journalism Centre

Starting to plan ahead for summer? Why not apply for a Google News Initiative placement with the European Journalism Centre? There 8 newsrooms participating in the UK and many others across Europe including France, Germany, Finland and Poland. They are looking for bright young people, from all over to take up these PAID placements. Get some more info here


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