Timed writing test postponed until next week (Tuesday Feb 10)

Feb
03

You'll all be very relieved to hear that your timed writing test has been postponed for a week. I know part of a journalist's skills are to be intrepid in the hunt for stories and information, but you are hereby officially let off. Meanwhile in sunny Whitstable, there has been a terrible slaughter of snowmen: bodies of dying and half-melted humanoids with carrot noses and pebble eyes litter the garden like the aftermath of some terrible ice battle.

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Campus closed again

Feb
03

The power of snow has exerted itself again. The campus is officially closed again, today, Tuesday February 3. Very sorry. I shall be in my office if anyone wishes to telephone me. In Scotland we play golf in conditions like this. 

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Congratulations from the Dean

Feb
02

I want to congratulate all the staff and students at CfJ. Of course Alan McGuinness should be particularly proud to be the inaugural Bob Friend scholar and we are all proud of him. However, the rest of you all played a part in his success. You have all contributed to the rapidly growing reputation of CfJ. It is that reputation that convinced Sky that Kent is the best place to find a suitable recipient for the Scholarship. The email from Rob Kirk shows that they know they made the right decision.I have been delighted by all I have seen at the Centre.

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A Credit to the Centre and the University

Feb
02

Below is the text of an e-mail I received today from Rob Kirk at Sky News. Well done everyone and thank you. 

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McGuinness named as Sky News Bob Friend Memorial Scholar

Feb
02

Alan McGuinness has been named as the first recipient of the Sky News Bob Friend Memorial Scholarship. He will formally receive the award from head of Sky News John Ryley on February 9 at the inaugural Sky Bob Friend Memorial lecture in the Pilkinton Building. 

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Snow closes campus

Feb
02

Chatham, Monday 2 February. The campus is closed. All lectures and seminars are cancelled. Please check this site for updates.

 

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Possessive apostrophes - Is local government dumbing down?

Jan
31

You might not automatically think that a council's decision over road signs could trigger a national debate about literacy and punctuation. But just to show that there are occasions when local government can touch on such important issues, the news this week that Birmingham City Council plans to drop apostrophes from its road signs managed to spark complaints that it was "dumbing down" and contributing in its own singular way to lowering standards.

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Sky News Bob Friend Memorial Scholarship: the shortlist

Jan
29

All those who applied for the Sky News Bob Friend Memorial Scholarship have now been contacted individually, so I can publish details of the shortlist. Congratulations go to (alphabetically) Laura Hartmann, Alan McGuinness, Lucy Ross-Miller, John Saunders and Kelsey Williams. They will undergo a written test and a panel interview tomorrow (and should check their emails for some addditional details).

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NCTJ student representative

Jan
29

This is just a reminder that I need the undergraduates to have collectively selected an NCTJ representative by tomorrow by whatever means necessary. If not, I'll have to lock you all in a room in the morning until white smoke emerges. 

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The BBC maintaining impartiality

Jan
25

As I’m sure you are all aware, the BBC is facing severe protests outside Broadcasting House amid calls for it to air an appeal to the British public to help those in need in Gaza.

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