Yet another success for a CfJ lecturer, this time in the Regional Press Awards!

Paul Francis, Political Editor of the Kent Messenger and our NCTJ Local Government lecturer, has been named the UK's weekly newspaper journalist of the year. Congratulations Paul!

Only the best for us, eh?


Well spotted, Scott. And hearty congratulations to "the scourge of Kent County Council".

Ian Reeves is head of the Centre for Journalism

Many congratulations, Paul. As I said when we spoke, you deserve it. Thanks to Scott for posting this. It should remind any student who has ever failed to attend one of Paul's sessions that this is a man who knows the curriculum better than anybody in the business. So, if you want to learn to hold government to account why not take full advantage of the teaching on offer and learn from the country's best? There isn't a good answer to that - so just attend. You know it makes immense sense. 

Paul Francis - Best in the country!