Ron Green: editor, teacher and journalism advocate

It's with great sadness that we have to pass on the very sad news of the death of Ron Green, one of the Centre for Journalism's most influential and admired figures.

Ron played a central part in establishing the culture of the CfJ, joining as a newswriting teacher soon after it was founded  and inspiring many cohorts of undergraduate and postgraduate students with his compassion, enthusiasm for news and lively teaching.

It's a hat trick! Isabel scoops Student Project of the Year

Congratulations to Isabel Eidhamar for scooping Student Project of the Year at the NCTJ's Awards for Excellence last night.

It is the third year in a row that the award has gone to a Centre for Journalism student, with Isabel following Boglarka Kosztolanyi and Michael Haffenden.

Sophy Ridge delivers inspirational Bob Friend Sky News lecture

Karina Pavlova joined the pantheon of Bob Friend Memorial Scholars at a glitzy annual event attended by senior Sky News journalists in Medway last night.

Karina, who is in her final year at the Centre for Journalism, was presented with her prize by Sophy Ridge - presenter of Sky's flagship political discussion programme every Sunday - and Peter Diapre, assistant editor (mobile).

She won over Sky News executives with her pitch for a story about defibrilators being legally required in schools, universities and sports centres. Her prize was £3,500 towards her tuition fees and a month's work experience with Sky News this summer.

Karina was joined on stage by other former winners: Emma Rae Woodhouse, Alan McGuinness, Jem Collins and Laerke Christensen.

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