It's a hat trick! Isabel scoops Student Project of the Year

Congratulations to Isabel Eidhamar for scooping Student Project of the Year at the NCTJ's Awards for Excellence last night.

It is the third year in a row that the award has gone to a Centre for Journalism student, with Isabel following Boglarka Kosztolanyi and Michael Haffenden.

Sophy Ridge delivers inspirational Bob Friend Sky News lecture

Karina Pavlova joined the pantheon of Bob Friend Memorial Scholars at a glitzy annual event attended by senior Sky News journalists in Medway last night.

Karina, who is in her final year at the Centre for Journalism, was presented with her prize by Sophy Ridge - presenter of Sky's flagship political discussion programme every Sunday - and Peter Diapre, assistant editor (mobile).

She won over Sky News executives with her pitch for a story about defibrilators being legally required in schools, universities and sports centres. Her prize was £3,500 towards her tuition fees and a month's work experience with Sky News this summer.

Karina was joined on stage by other former winners: Emma Rae Woodhouse, Alan McGuinness, Jem Collins and Laerke Christensen.

Print newsday - let battle commence

All first and second years will be in action for a print newsday on Thursday, January 31.

As ever, you'll be split into two mixed teams in a challenge to out-scoop each other. Rumour has it both teams will be producing newspapers in the style of The Guardian.

Conference will be held at 1pm on Monday in G1-04 for Rob's team and G3-19 for Angela's team. And here are the squads:

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