Battle of the Burgers: a magical food journey through London


Okay, I say journey -- what I really mean is I went to London and had two incredible burgers and a pretty average Big Mac because I'm a fatass. I'll skip the Big Mac because there's not much to say, and if you've never had one and are curious as to what that tastes like (and sheltered, how have you never had a Big Mac before?!) you can just pop down to your local High Street and get one from "maccys" (I'm slowly adapting to UK lingo!) yourself.


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Red Nose Day cake & Giggles raises £210



   Thanks to  everyone who came along today and made our Red Nose Day event such a success. Red noses were flaunted as cake was consumed - photos to  follow soon.

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F1 2017 preview: Will faith be restored in the pinnacle of Motorsport?


The winter break is finally over.

The Formula One season gets underway this weekend in Melbourne, and fans across the world are waiting eagerly to see the new breed of cars hit the track in anger for the first time. 

But one pressing question remains: will this season live up to the high expectations placed upon it?

For 2017, Formula One has responded to frequent criticisms about the cars being too slow and races being too predictable - in short, the sport has become boring.

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FREE cake and stuff on Thursday!!



     Come to the Small Newsroom at 1.30pm on Thursday 23rd March for Free cake and giggles.All in aid of Red Nose Day.

This is a sponsored event so a donation will be sent to Comic Relief without you having to do anything more than  come along, share some jokes and laughs and pick up a free red nose, a wristband or a pen. 

Hope to  see you there.



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Earn £150 for making a short film


The Stationers' Crown Wood Academy is keen to hire a CfJ student to make a short video (c. 2 minutes) to promote the facilities and opportunities available in their new Digital Media Centre. Emma Smith, Deputy Principal of the Academy, which is located on the Greenwich Peninsula, would like a classy piece of film including shots of students at work, brief interviews etc.

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How Emma Watson Exposed the Madness of Modern Feminism


               So despite trumpeting the virtues of feminism for years, establishing the HeforShe campaign, being UN women’s goodwill ambassador since 2014, as well as being a quality actress, it seems that not even Emma Watson is safe from the lunacy that is modern feminism.

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Bob Friend Memorial Lecture 2017


Missed this year's Bob Friend Memorial Lecture? Fear not! Thanks to our incredible team of student volunteers Ed Conway's insightful lecture on fake news and the age of Trump is available on Youtube. You can also watch previous lectures by Stuart Ramsey, Adam Bolton & John Humphrys and Alex Crawford.

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Down and Out in Ulaanbaatar - Part 1


This is a true story.


The events depicted in this account took place in Mongolia in 2014.


At the request of my sources, their names have been changed or omitted.


Out of respect for my colleagues, the rest has been told exactly as I remember it.


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FCP low res. export settings (for CFJ site and NCTJ TV exam)


When exporting low resolution video for the CFJ site and other purposes where you don't need full quality, here are the export settings:

File. Share. Apple Devices 720p. Settings. H.264 faster encode. Lowest resolution. When done: do nothing.

(When supplying material for playout in a TV news day or the studio or a third year project, the full res. settings are:

File. Share. Master file (default). Settings: video and audio. Full resolution/Apple ProRes 422. When done: do nothing.)

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Reporter vacancy at Colchester Gazette


Dominic Bowers, Newsquest's head of content at the Colchester Gazette (and a series of six paid-for weeklies in north Essex) is looking for an NCTJ qualified reporter. The successful candidate will work across the titles and could be based in Colchester, Clacton or Braintree. It is a busy news patch and reporters are encouraged to go out and find stories. The newspapers cover all the things you need to pass the NQJ e.g. Crown and magistrates courts, inquests, council meetings etc. The trainee salary is £16,700 and rises to £22,000 when reporters obtain the NQJ.

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