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More from Parliament and Stephen Ladyman

Jan
21

Following our visit to Westminster and the meeting with Stephen Ladyman you might like to look at this piece which Paul Francis (who will be teaching you Local Government) wrote in today's Kent Messenger. If you have been following the story it turns out that Mr Ladyman was not so keen to reveal MP's expenses!  Since then of course the Government has rapidly abandoned the proposal to block us from finding out exactly how MPs are spending their/our money. 

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Sky Bob Friend Memorial Scholarship

Jan
21

Bob FriendI promised to tell you about the criteria that will be used to choose this year's Sky Bob Friend Memorial Scholar. Please note that the timetable is tight and the deadlines are rigid.

The 2009 scholar will be chosen on or before Friday 30 January. A formal presentation will take place at the first annual Sky Bob Friend Memorial Lecture which will take place in the Pilkington Lecture Theatre here on the Medway Campus on Monday 9 February. All staff and students in the Centre for Journalism will be invited to attend.

All current undergraduate students in the Centre are eligible to apply for the 2009 scholarship. The application process has three stages.

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The Television News Handbook: An Insider's Guide to Being a Great Broadcast Journalist (Paperback) by John Simpson (Foreword)

Jan
20

This is the book I mentioned yesterday afternoon when we were talking about what not to say at job interviews.

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Travel Scholarship for Radiostars

Jan
20

Become a travel journalist, voyage to fascinating far-flung destinations (in this case Guatemala), meet intriguing new people, and interview them for a podcast documentary...with a scholarship offered by Global Vision International. Details and links below 

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Petrolhead journalism prize alert

Jan
19

Bridgestone ereporterAt least one member of the Centre for Journalism newsroom will be leaping with excitement at the news that those rubbery people at Bridgestone have announced details of their ereporter competition for journalism students interested in motorsports.

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BBC newsroom guide for radio

Jan
19

Go through this. It's an invaluable introduction to how radio is put together at the BBC

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Radio journalism masterclass: Phil Harding

Jan
19

Phil HardingI'm delighted to invite everyone to a sandwich lunch in the newsroom on Monday 2 February to hear Phil Harding, whom you will remember from our welcome week dinner, talk about what makes great radio. Phil is an ex-editor of Today (and hired Tim on to that programme). Here's a brief outline of his work

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Decline of the great British situation comedy and sketch show?

Jan
18

After receiving some great Alan Partridge DVDs as gifts this Christmas, it reminded me of how great the British situation and sketch show comedy character actually is. Although, the type of character and their appeal appears to have dwindled in the past few years, as like music and film, TV suffers from writers and actors portraying the same types and using the same lines to exhaustion.

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Comment - Scolari's Stoke bailout fails to hide Chelsea's deficiencies

Jan
18

Hamlet always had a trick up his sleeve to exacting revenge against evil Uncle Claudius who slayed Hamlet's father in the Shakespearian play. Feigning madness and creating that false disposition unnerved his opponent.

It is therefore a shame that Luiz Felipe Scolari has not found the permanent solution to his evolving problems he is constantly enduring at Chelsea.

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Breaking News: Israel declares ceasefire in Gaza

Jan
17

Israel have declared a ceasfire, effective from midnight tonight (GMT).

Hamas have vowed to fight until their demands are met.

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