Don't forget our "extra" Court Reporting session on Wednesday from 2 - 3.30 pm in the UG newsroom.  And don't forget to bring with you the test paper we are working through and your McNae.

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Amol Rajan delivers the tenth Bob Friend Sky News lecture


Laerke Christensen became the tenth* Centre for Journalism student to recieve the unique Bob Friend Sky News Scholarship last night, at a glittering event on the Historic Dockyard at Medway.

Sky News assistant editor Peter Diapre presented Laerke with her award, following which BBC media editor Amol Rajan delivered a brilliant lecture 'The Tortoise and the Share' - more of which next week.

In the meantime there are more pictures of last night's event over on our Facebook pages.

* And yes it is the tenth. Tim is buying me an abacus for my next birthday. Clearly I'm in denial over the number of years since our first event...

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This year's Bob Friend Scholar is... Laerke Christensen


I have word from Millbank that white smoke has just emerged from chimney above the glass box in the Sky News studio, meaning that this year's Bob Friend scholar has been chosen.

Many congratulations to Year 2 student Laerke Christensen, who has emerged just ahead after what I'm told was an incredibly difficult decision by the final judging panel: Peter Diapre of Sky News, and Tim Luckhurst and Angela Harrison from the Centre for Journalism.

Finalists Alex Crean, Isabel Muller Eidhamar and Frazer Norwell should also be incredibly proud of their performances today in what is a very high pressure situation. They have all enhanced the centre's reputation greatly.

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AWESOME 360 VIDEO OPPORTUNITY - apply by Monday 19th Feb at 5pm


The Centre has been offered the incredible opportunity to cover the Table Tennis World Cup in London next Friday the 23rd of February. We have been asked to produce a short 360 video about the event. 

Our lecturer Laura Garcia is looking for TWO ASSISTANTS to help plan, shoot and edit this project. 

Want to get in on it? Send a paragraph with a proposal on how to cover this event in 360 video by Monday 19th Feb at 5pm to

EVERYBODY can apply - Yr3's we can rearrange your solo newsday to Thursday. Expenses will be covered.

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Placements at Peston on Sunday


As Kishan explained during his excellent session in the newsroom, there is a chance for two students from the Centre to spend a little time at Peston on Sunday.

To secure this superb opportunity, you should send Kishan and me one side of A4 setting out what you think of one edition of Pesaton on Sunday (this week's or next) and some suggestions for improvement.

Add a couple of paragraphs about yourself and, curcially, why you think you wopuld do a good job at PoS.

Kishan's e-mail address is kishan dot koria at itv dot com and you probably know that I am 


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Shortlisted candidates for 2018 Sky Bob Friend Scholarship





Many thanks to every student who submitted an entry to this year's competitition. The standard was truly excellent.  However, the panel has reached a unanimous decision. The shortlisted candidates who wlll travel to Sky's Millbank studios in central London next Friday for interview and test are: Laerke Christensen, Alexander Crean, Isabel Muller Eidhamar and Frazer Norwell. We will arrange a detailed briefing for the shortlisted candidates early next week.  Feedback for those who did not make the shortlist will also be available on request. Thanks again to all who competed. It was a privilege to read so many thoughtful submissions. Huge congratulations to those shortlisted.   

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Feedback from the NCTJ Student Council 2018


Hi all,

I was at the BBC Academy in Birmingham on Friday, representing CfJ at the annual NCTJ Student Council, so I thought I'd relay some of the things talked about back to you.

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Kishan Koria of Peston on Sunday 1300 13/2/18


Kishan Koria graduated from the Centre for Journalism with an MA in Multimedia Journalism. He now works as a producer on ITN's flagship political show, Peston on Sunday. Kishan will visit the Centre on Tuesday 13 February - and he comes with goopd news. The Peston on Sunday team seek a couple of CfJ students to do brief internships on the show. The opportunities are open to final year UG and MA students. So, if you are interested in political journalism please come to the main newsroom at 1300 on the 13th to meet Kishan and hear him  talk about his job.

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NCTJ broadcast module: regulation sessions for all students taking this module


For all 2nd years and MAs who are going to do the NCTJ Broadcast module

Please come to all these sessions to train you for the Broadcast Regulation exam in March

Monday 5th Feb – G1-04 Introduction to these sessions with David Acheson and myself, at 1.00pm (no more than 30 mins)

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Year 1 public affairs class today


Don't forget that Paul Francis is running this week's Year 1 Public Affairs class at 1.30pm today in the main newsroom.

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