2016 Sky Bob Friend Scholarship

Competition for the 2016 Sky Bob Friend Scholarship opens next week, and this year there is an important change in eligibility.  Henceforth, with the sole exception that previous winners may not enter again, ALL undergraduate students in the Centre are eligible to compete. So, first, second and third years may enter.  

Students have until 4pm on Friday 12 February to submit their entries for this, the most prestigious prize available to journalism undergraduates in the UK. Shortlisting will take place soon afterwards and candidates who make the shortlist will travel to Sky’s Westminster studios at Millbank, London SW1 to meet a panel chaired by a representative of Sky News.  At least one student from each year will be shortlisted.

Vacancy at Kent on Sunday

Archant is looking for a keen trainee to join Kent’s only county-wide paper, the award-winning Kent on Sunday.

The successful candidate will also gain experience on the local Kentish Times titles covering Gravesend, Dartford, Bexley and Bromley.

To apply please send a CV and cover letter ASAP to the Editor Chris Britcher at chris.britcher@archant.co.uk

CfJ BBC South East Today Internships

The Centre for Journalism and BBC South East Today have agreed a formal and dedicated internship programme.  Starting in summer 2016, South East Today, the RTS award winning regional television news programme for Kent and Sussex, will take two interns per year from the Centre. One intern will be a final year undergraduate, the other a student studying for the MA Multimedia Journalism.

Boglarka covers migrant crisis for Sky News

2015 Bob Friend Scholar Boglarka Kosztolanyi is doing a tremendous job working as a local fixer for Sky News correspondents covering the migrant crisis in Austria, Hungary and Serbia. Followng her successful work experience at Sky News HQ, Boglarka returned to her native Hungary where Sky asked her to use her excellent combination of journalism and language skills to help their team cover the biggest story of the summer.

Working with  correspondents Mark Stone, Stuart Ramsay and Andy Wilson, Boglarka has set up interviews and live transmissions. She has wrangled with the local police and she has pursued refugees into stations,  across railway tracks and into packed carriages. 

So far her work for Sky has involved frantic travel between locations including Vienna, Budapest, Nickelsdorf  and Bicske. She thinks Germany may be next.  Image depicts Boglarka and Sky New colleagues stopping for a very quick bite to eat somewhere in Austria.

Job Opportunity at Sainsburys Magazine

Sainsburys Magazine is seeking an enthusiastic and organised graduate to work as its Editorial Assistant. The job descripton says: Are you a great organiser, a stickler for detail - a people person with a passion for magazines? Sainsbury’s magazine has an exciting opportunity for a bright, enthusiastic graduate looking for an entry level role in magazine publishing. You’ll join a small team, providing admin support across print and digital areas.

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