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2015 Bob Friend Memorial Scholarship Priority

Jan
19

First year students have until 4pm on Monday 9 February to submit their entries for the most prestigious prize available to journalism undergraduates in the UK: the annual Sky Bob Friend Memorial Scholarship. Shortlisting will take place soon afterwards and candidates who make the shortlist will meet a panel chaired by Neil Dunwoodie, Executive Producer Sky News. 

The prize is £3,500 and a fully-funded four week internship at Sky News. Previous winners include Alan McGuinness, who now works at Sky News, Tania Steere who is a reporter on the Daily Mail and former Medwire Editor Jemma Collins, now a reporter with KMTV. The 2015 Scholar will receive their prize from Neil Dunwoodie at the 2015 Bob Friend Memorial Lecture.

This will take place on the evening of  Monday 2 March in the Pilkington Lecture Theatre here on the Medway Campus. This year's lecture will take the form of a Q & A with John Humphrys, presenter of BBC Radio 4's Today Programme, in discussion with Adam Boulton of Sky News. The scholar, together with their parents and family, attends the lecture and the VIP reception that precedes it. If you need any guidance with your entry, please ask me, Ian, Richard, Rob or Lee. We will be delighted to help.  

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Return of the Shorthand Champions League

Jan
23

The Shorthand Champions League is back.

A new winner of the Centre for  Journalism's internationally-acclaimed tournament will be crowned this term - with MA and undergraduate Year 1 students doing battle this time.

The group stages will begin next week on the long road to the live final. Fixtures will take place during regular shorthand sessions on Friday.

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Two tribes go to war…

Jan
23

We can exclusively reveal the teams for the year one and two joint print newsday on Thursday, January 30.

Both groups will be producing a 16 page newspaper in the style of the Daily Mail. Teams will be edited by Rob and Ian. Ron Green has agreed to be an editor “at large” and promises to provide neutral advice (just remember we’ve worked together for years, Ron…).

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Year 1 and 2 Conference

Jan
22

There's no conference for years 1 and 2 tomorrow because of the third year assessed news day.

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Year 2 and 3 Shorthand Thursday

Jan
22

Please note that years 2 and 3 shorthand will be a combined group with Kenn on Thursdays 10.00 - 11.00 in M2-29.

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2015 Daily Mail Scholarships for Year 3 UGs

Jan
21

The Centre for Journalism is the proud and happy recipient of new scholarship funds from Associated Newspapers, owner of the Daily Mail. This means that we are now able to offer two additional scholarships to third year undergraduates in the Centre. Each scholarship is worth £2,500. How do you win one? We are looking for original news stories suitable for publication in the print edition of the Daily Mail. Deadline is 12 Noon on Friday 20 February.

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I am not Charlie

Jan
20

Thousands of people have shared the logo to show their support for the Paris victims, “Je suis Charlie.” The logo, white letters on a black background, is a strong symbol of support and solidarity, and it will forever remain as a memory of the terrorist act. The terror was not only directed at 12 individuals, but also at France as a nation. It is the worse act of terror the country has had since the 1960s. It was also an attack on freedom of speech.

In that way, it was an attack on all of us. But in reality, very few of us are Charlie. I am not Charlie.

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JN302 Seminar Groups

Jan
20

Group 1 11.00 - 12.00

Muhammad, Joe, Duarte, Olivia, Alys, Micah, Ivy, Jason, Juliusz, Freddie, Harry, Devina, Borislava, Keilan, Latifa

Group 2 12.00 - 13.00

Vendela, Adham, Evangeline, Lucas, Logan, Madelaine, Boglarka, Molly, Paavan, Anita, Andrew, Daniel, Sebastian, Leah

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Top ten tinder bios

Jan
20

According to its website, “Tinder is the fun way to connect with new and interesting people around you”…and indeed it is.

After being lured by friends, I finally gave in and downloaded the apparently ‘hilarious’ dating app named Tinder. For those of you who haven’t yet experienced the wonderful array of potential lifetime partners waiting for you, here is what happens;

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Your vote may not seem like much, but it reminds politicians that you are watching them

Jan
19

Never was voting more important than in the 2014 Scottish Referendum. Polling stations saw a turnout of 86 per cent, attracting attention locally and all around the world. The SNP didn’t quite see the result it fought so hard for, but former First Minister Alex Salmond instead awoke a strong political debate throughout the country.

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