Easter work placements

Feb
06

As promised, here are the details of the available work placements at the Kent Messenger Group over Easter.

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A maestro reveals his methods

Feb
04

Today's House of Commons Treasury committee was grilling journalists about their role in reporting the financial crisis, including the BBC's Robert Peston who despite his unconventional delivery has been scooping the rest of the pack on a regular basis. What he has to say about reporting is well worth listening to. He says that 'corkers' rarely land on his lap, rather, getting a good story is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle, often with hundreds of different pieces.

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Scottish Politics

Feb
04

Have a look at this piece by Michael Crick from last  week's Newsnight about the Scottish budget row. It gives a good sense of what happens in a coalition system which depends on proportional voting. We will be covering that in more detail next week as well as talking about devolution later in the term.  

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Polar opposites

Feb
03

Whilst Britons are enjoying days off frolicking in the snow, our Australian counterparts are suffering in the oppressive heat. Although the weather down under has eased off in the past couple of days, the country has seen its longest heat wave since records began. Areas such as Melbourne in the South-East, normally known for their rapidly changing cooler weather, have been particularly badly hit with temperatures of over forty degrees centigrade during the last week.

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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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