The standard of entries this year was excellent, and the number of submissions was also high. Those who have reached the shortlist should be very proud. The shortlisted candidates are: Karina Pavlova, Sam Baker, Joe Dawson and Jess Sharp. Many congratulations to all of you and good luck when you meet Peter Diapre at Sky Millbank next Friday.
Shortlisting is always difficult and we understand that many of you will feel disappointed. First and second year students should remember that those who were not shortlisted this time will have every opportunity to compete for the 2020 scholarship. When we have finished breifing those who are shortlisted, we will, of course, be pleased to offer feedback to all who made submissions.
If you would like to take the NCTJ's Essential Journalism exam on March 4th, you need to sign up by 4pm today (Thursday 7 Feb). The lists are outside the newsroom.
Do you want to be a journalist?
Would you like to learn the skills you need to challenge fake news and get work in a twenty first century newsroom? Now, Kent’s award-winning Centre for Journalism is pleased to offer the Year in Journalism. This freestanding, self-contained year, is open to students from other Schools in the University of Kent and can be taken after stage two or three (that is, between your second and final year, or after your final year). The programme is fully accredited by the National Council for the Tranining of Journalists.
Journalism is more than an exciting and glamorous occupation. At its best, by informing what millions believe, holding power to account and challenging injustice, it reinforces the most cherished values of democratic societies
How does the Year in Journalism fit into my degree?
During the year, you will work exclusively within the Centre for Journalism. You will learn in a live newsroom environment, complete with dedicated radio and television studios. Your tutors will include working reporters, former editors of national newspapers and specialist correspondents. You will study for the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Diploma in Journalism. This nationally recognised professional qualification is the passport to a career in journalism. You will then return to your home School and graduate (if successful) with your current degree title augmented with the words with a Year in Journalism.