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Earn £150 for making a short film

Mar
20

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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Reporter vacancy at Colchester Gazette

Mar
10

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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BBC South East Today Placements

Feb
27



For the second year in succession, Quentin Smith, Editor of BBC South East Today, has agreed to take two exceptional students from the Centre, one third year undergraduate and one MA student, on placement this summer. These placements will be based in the BBC South East newsroom in Tunbridge Wells.

South East Today is a winner of the Royal Television Society award for best regional news programme. It routinely secures a larger audience than Newsnight.

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2017 Bob Friend Memorial Lecture

Feb
27

Every student and member of staff in the Centre is cordially invited to attend the 2017 Bob Friend Memorial Lecture and to celebrate Emma Rae Woodhouse's achievement in winning the 2017 Bob Friend Memorial Schilarship.This year's lecturer is Ed Conway, Economics Editor of Sky News. His topic is: Trump, Brexit the mainstream media and how to save it.  Please join Emma and Ed in the Royal Dockyard Church at 7pm on Thursday 2nd March.

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Shortlisted candidates for 2017 Bob Friend Scholarship

Feb
13

Many thanks to every student who submitted an entry to this year's competitition. The standard was exceptionally high. However, the panel has reached a unanimous decision. The shortlisted candidates who wlll travel to Sky's Millbank studios in central London on Friday for interview and test are: Bernardita Botto, Duarte Dias, George Nixon and Emma Rae Woodhouse.

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Future News Worldwide

Feb
10

Future News worldwide is a new youth journalism programme run by the British Council in partnership with Reuters, CNN, Facebook and Google News Lab. The organisers are looking for 20 of the most talented students from across the UK to attend an exclusive conference in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on 6 and 7 July 2017.

Winners will join reporters from around the world for an intensive journalism training programme, talks and coaching from top editors, broadcasters and writers. The programme is open to undergraduate students aged 18-25. Applications are open at www.britishcouncil.org/future-news-worldwide and close on 28 February. Note that this is a fully funded opportunity. All costs including travel to and from Edinburgh, accommodation and board, will be covered by the British Council. 

If you have any questions about the programme please contact: Sarah Gorman, Programme Manager,Futre News Worldwide. Tel: 0131 524 5716 (Office) 07785 275973 (Mobile) or sarah.gorman@britishcouncil.org

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Bob Friend Scholarship Deadline: 4.30pm Friday 10 February

Feb
09



Submssions for the 2017 Bob Friend Memorial Scholarship must be handed in to Anastasia's office by 4.30pm on Friday 10th February. Please ensure that your submission includes a cover sheet giving your name and mobile telephone number. 

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2017 Daily Mail Scholarships

Jan
16

I'm delighted to be able to confirm that Associated Newspapers have agreed to award two Daily Mail Scholarships in the Centre this year: a postgradate scholarship and an undergraduate scholarship for final year students. Each scholarship is worth £5,000 and the chance to do work experience at the Daily Mail.

Contestants should submit an original news story of not fewer than 550 words and not more than 1000 words suitable for publication in the print edition of the Daily Mail. All submissions to be handed to Anastasia by noon on Monday 8th May 2017. Each submission should be accompanied by a cover sheet giving your name, the degree for which you are studying and a telephone number at which you can be reached.

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2017 Sky Bob Friend Scholarship

Jan
09

The 2017 Sky Bob Friend Scholarship will be presented to this year's winner at the annual Sky Bob Friend Memorial Lecture. This will take place in the Dockyard Church at 7pm on Thursday 2nd March.

This year's lecturer will be Ed Conway, Economics Editor at Sky News and Times columnist.The crucial question now is: to whom will he present the prize? We (Sky News and the CfJ) will decide via the usual competitve process.

How does it work? We'll explain all in a briefing to be held in the main newsroom at 1300 on Tuesday 17th January. Please attend. This is a unique and immensely valuable opportunity open to all undergraduate students in the Centre. The winner will spend a month long, fully funded placement at Sky News. They will also receive a £3,000 contribution to their tuition fees.Beyond these rewards there is, of course, the prestige and glory of being a member of the tiny and highly select band of Sky Bob Friend Scholars.

Following the briefing, the deadline for submissions will be Friday February 10th. Shortlisted contestants will travel to London for the final selection interviews which will take place at Sky' Millbank studios in Westminter on Friday 17th February. Come to the briefing. All will be explained.

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BBC's Fi Glover to vist CfJ

Oct
14

Fiona – Fi – Glover will visit the Centre on Monday 13 February 2017. She will speak about her career and answer questions in the main newsroom at 1pm. Fi is an award winning presenter of BBC network radio shows, fellow of the Radio Academy and founder of Sound Women – a lobbying and networking group for women in the audio industries.Fi is also a Kent graduate. She studied Classical Civilisation and Philosophy between 1987 and 1990. In July 2016 she was awarded an honorary doctorate at our graduation ceremony in Rochester Cathedral.

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