Q & A with Tim Collins of the Jeremy Vine Show BBC Radio 2

Tim Collins, Senior Producer of the Jeremy Vine Show, will speak in the main newsroom at 1300 on Wednesday 27 March. The JV show has a colossal audience and it attracts excellent guests.  Several CfJ graduates work there. There will be ample opportunity to ask questions. Don't miss this oportunity to hear from a real expert. 

Lost memory stick

Nicola found a memory stick abandoned in the main newsroom on Friday evening. If it belongs to you, fear not I have it. You can come and collect it on Monday morning. 

2019 CfJ Daily Mail Scholarships

I am pleased to confirm that the Daily Mail has generously agreed to offer two scholarships for students in the CfJ this year. Each will be worth £2,500 and work experience at the Daily Mail. The first scholarship will be awarded to a student studying our NCTJ accredited MA in Multimedia Journalism, the second to a final year undergraduate studying for the BA in Journalism. How do you win ? Contestants must submit an original news report suitable for publication in the print edition of the Daily Mail. Your copy should be no less than 600 words in length and no more than 1000 words. Deadline for submission is 5 pm on Friday 13th May.  Please submit by e-mail to T.Luckhurst@kent.ac.uk (copy your e-mail to Nicola) AND submit a printed copy to Nicola's office. Senior staff in the Centre will draw up a shortlist of candidates who will then attend for interview with Alex Bannister, Managing Editor Associated Newspapers, at Northcliffe House on a date to be agreed in late May or June. Alex will choose the 2019 scholars from the shortlist on the basis of their news stories and performances at interview.

Sky Bob Friend Scholarship shortlist 2019

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.  

Introducing our new Year in Journalism programme

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.

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