Mission accomplished: project hand-in day

Project deadline days are legendary at the Centre for Journalism.

Tears, tantrums, tales of woe - and the wild staring eyes of students who haven't been to sleep for more than 24 hours - are reliable indicators that the submission of this all important piece of work is imminent.

And each year, the academic staff grab whispered conversations in the corridor to compare notes about some of the amazing work that is nearing completion.

So yesterday, as the clock ticked down towards 5pm, we decided to capture at least some of the mania with a time-lapse camera in the Year 3 newsroom.

Pre-Easter reminders - blog posts and NCTJ exams

A couple of reminders for all CfJ students:

Postgrads and Year 1 and 2 undergrads: don't forget to post your second term blog posts on the site - by the end of Sunday (April 7th) please.

Postgrads and Year 2 and 3 undergrads: you MUST have signed up for any of the May NCTJ exams you are planning to take by the end of today. Sign-up sheets are on the noticeboard by the main newsroom. Email me or come and find me if you're not sure where you are with your NCTJ credits.

 

Ron gone. (For now)


Ron Green had already retired once after a long and successful career in print journalism - including 30 years at the Kent Messenger group -  before being persuaded to help out with lecturing our first batch of students just after we had set the department up.

That was more than a decade ago.

In the years since then he has been a stalwart of CfJ life, and many is the student who has benefitted from his patience, his wisdom and the incisions of his red pen through their copy. Dozens owe at least part of their progression through the NCTJ diploma to the many additional hours he put in helping them to sharpen top lines, polish quotes and check key facts. 

Congratulations to Karina Pavlova, Bob Friend Sky News Scholar 2019

Many congratulations to Year 3 undergraduate student Karina Pavlova, who has just been announced as the 2019 Sky News Bob Friend Scholar.

After a tough interview process, Karina emerged as the successful candidate just ahead of shortlisted students Jess Sharp, Sam Baker and Joe Dawson - all of whom gave superb accounts of themselves for the panel.

Publication of Centre for Journalism report into BBC Radio 5Live's public service commitments

Today sees the publication of a major study by Centre for Journalism academic staff.

Professor Tim Luckhurst, Dr Ben Cocking, Ian Reeves and Rob Bailey are joint authors of Assessing the Delivery of BBC Radio 5 Live's Public Service Commitment, which was launched this morning at a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Media Group at the Palace of Westminster.

Members of the group chaired by Rosie Cooper MP were presented with the findings of the report, which demonstrates that 5Live is not meeting its licensing requirement that 75 per cent of its annual broadcast output should consist of news and current affairs programming.

The report, published by Abramis is available to download here. You can also view it in the online reader below.

The research was carried out following the award of a research grant by News UK and Ireland Ltd.

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