2019 Sky Bob Friend Scholarship - applications in January

Sky's Sophy Ridge, presenter of Sophy Ridge on Sunday, will deliver the 2019 Sky Bob Friend Memorial Lecture and present the 2019 Bob Friend Scholarship  in the Historic Dockyard Church on Wednesday 6 March 2019. First, of course, we must select a scholar.  So, there will be a detailed briefing for students who wish to compete for the 2019 Sky News Bob Friend Scholarship on Monday 14 January at 1300 in the main newsroom. 

This is a unique and immensely valuable opportunity open to undergraduate students in the Centre - first, second and third years. The winner will spend a month long, fully funded placement at Sky News. They will also receive a £3,000 contribution to their tuition fees. Beyond these rewards there is, of course, the prestige and glory of being a member of the tiny and highly select band of Sky Bob Friend Scholars.

Enter the MENCAP journalism awards 2019

As the budding journalists of the future, Mencap is calling on all of you to enter our inaugural Journalism Awards. Mencap is a charity committed to changing the lives of people with a learning disability.  All our services support people to live life as they choose. But they need your help.

Although so much has changed over the years, more needs to be done to raise awareness of the challenges that people with a learning disability face and to help change attitudes towards learning disability. So, we are inviting you to enter our journalism awards. Full details, advice, contacts and guidelines on entering can be found below.

Start your career at the KM group - Trainee Multimedia Reporter, Medway

Love breaking news? Fancy starting your career at the UK's only genuine multimedia company? This could be the opportunity you've been waiting for. KM Media Group is one of the UK's biggest independent publishers and now we are looking for a reporter with a thirst for news to join our team at Medway.

CfJ student wins NCTJ project of the year award for second year running

Hearty congratulations to the three Centre for Journalism students who were honoured at last night's NCTJ Awards gala dinner.

It was a Centre for Journalism one-two in the student project of the year category. Mike Haffenden took top spot with his brilliant documentary on Team BRIT, the motorsport team helping to rehabilitate injured service personnel; and Indya Clayton was highly commended with her fantastic investigation into the shortage of black blood donors in the UK. Both graduated in the summer. Mike is now working for DriveTribe - the online venture founded by Messrs Clarkson, May and Hammond; Indya starts work at the Oxford Mail on Monday.

In the hotly contested features category, Year 2 student Isabel Eidhamar was commended for her portfolio that included pieces on ocean plastics and an interactive interview with a survivor of the Utoya terror attack in Norway.

This is the second successive year that a CfJ student has scooped the project of the year award, following Boglarka Kosztolanyi's win in 2017 for her interactive project on the rise of Hungary's far right.

No pressure then, Year 3.

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