Reminder: Year One assessment next week

The first assessed news writing test for Reporting and Writing I will be sat in the newsroom from 11am to 1pm on Tuesday, February 10.

The test is worth 15% of your overall mark for my module, and follows the same format as the mock paper we did in the first week of this term.

Make sure you're there (on time) on Tuesday. I can't offer retakes for unauthorised absences.

District Challenge: Year 2

Here are the teams for next week's district challenge for second year students.

Each team will produce eight pages of news, which can include features and sport. You are working on weekly titles, which go to press at 4pm on Thursday.

Flat plans will be given to editors on Monday... good luck!

Shorthand Champions League: Season 2

First years and postgraduates will clash pens for the first time as the world's premier exhibition of competitive shorthand returns for a second season.

The group stage of the Shorthand Champions League kicks off at 10am next Friday for first years, and at noon for MAs.

Groups were drawn at a glitzy ceremony held in the Centre for Journalism's TV studio, overseen by Laura Garcia of the Central American Competitive Shorthand Federation (CACSF).

Group A

Adham Devenny, Olivia Eden-Brown, Annabelle Letten, Keilan Webster, Leah Wood

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