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Byelection World Cup

Oct
19

You've all heard of the Shorthand Champions League, well now the Centre for Journalism is pleased to announce a new competition - and a fine range of prizes; welcome to the 2014 Byelection World Cup.

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Deutsche Welle seeks trainee journalists

Oct
08

The German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle is offering an eighteen month journalism traineeship for English native speakers.
It is looking for talented young people with an interest in politics, society and culture.

The programme prepares up-and-coming journalists for international reporting for television, online and radio.

Applications are now being accepted until October 31. Full details are available here.

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Jemma Collins and Graham Stothard are first recruits to KMTV

Sep
23

Many congratulations are due to Jemma Collins BA (2014) and Graham Stothard MA (2014). Jemma and Graham have been recruited by the KM Group as trainee multimeda journalists. They will be involved from the beginning in producing high quality video journalism for KMTV's IPTV and terrestrial digital services. Jemma and Graham are the first Centre for Journalism graduates to benefit from the Centre's involvement in this unique and exciting partnership. They are pioneers on a route we hope others will follow.  

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Mhairi joins Latest TV

Aug
13

The good news about Centre for Journalism graduates just keeps coming. Our latest success story comes from Mhairi Beveridge, who has secured a job as a news reader and video journalist for Brighton based Latest TV.  The photo shows Mhairi in the studio on her first day at work.

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KM vacancy in Sheerness

Aug
12

The KM Group is seeking to recruit a multimedia reporter to work from its office on Sheerness High Street. Details are available at www.kentjobs.co.uk; simply click on the KM logo, which you will find under Featured Recruiters, and all you need to know about the recruitment process will be revealed.

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Ofcom Awards TV Licence to KMTV

Jul
30

We won. Ofcom has awarded the local television licence for Maidstone and Tonbridge to KM Television Ltd, the joint company created by the University of Kent and the KM Group. Plainly this is excellent news for the Centre for Journalism, our excellent students and staff.

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Congratulations to Clarissa Place

Jul
07

The excellent tradition continues of students finding newsroom jobs before graduation. Many congratulations to Clarissa Place who has secured a position as a trainee reporter just 24 hours before our graduation ceremony in Rochester Cathedral. Clarissa will join Archant South West, based in Exeter.We wish her the best of luck with househunting, car procurement etc.

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Reporter jobs at North Wales News

Jul
02

Barrie Phillips-Jones, Editorial Director of NWN Media, tells me that he has several vacancies for reporters at the company's newspapers and websites. The names of the titles are listed below. If you are interested in applying, please contact Barrie at

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Kent is first for Journalism

Jun
03

The Centre for Journalism has been ranked first in the UK for journalism in the Guardian University Guide for 2015. We come top of the league table, above all of our rivals. Details are available here This placing reflects exceptional levels of student satisfaction with teaching, feedback and course content. 

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Trainee Reporter vacancy at Lincolnshire Media

May
23

Lincolnshire Media seeks a trainee reporter for the Sleaford edition of its Target series of newspapers.  The company needs someone who can hit the ground running and who is capable of covering all aspects of news, including crime, council meetings, health and social issues. The succesful applicant will have a keen eye for a story and be able to build great contacts in the community. The post is based at the company's Boston office and the succesful applicant will also be expected to file for Lincolnshire Media’s websites. Candidates must have passed their NCTJ Diploma incluiding 100wpm shorthand. If you are interested please email your CV and covering letter to the Editor, Adam Moss: adam.moss@targetseries.co.uk . Or post them to: Adam Moss, Editor,16 Wide Bargate, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 6SR. Closing Date: Monday 2 June 2014

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