This degree is amazing

Hello people who've never heard of me (hey Bill)!

I'm a graduate of the first ever undergraduate cohort at CfJ. This coming summer will be two years since I finished.

It's not a barrel of fish looking for jobs at the moment (lots of NEETs around), but I found a few round here (Wales, but not the bit with strong accents).

What quickly became apparent was that I had three years' work experience, doing things that you need to do in almost any job:

- get people to help you for free (like be on camera, or tell you their life story)

MA TV classes this week

My dear MA students

I am very sorry that I can't be with you for either of your TV classes this week, or the news afternoon we hoped to run on Wednesday.

I have been called away urgently to be with my family.

I plan to be back next Monday.

Would you mind using some of your class time this week to complete this TV exam? All files will be supplied.

We'll look at what you've done together next week.

Trainee reporter vacancy at CfJ lecturer's old patch

The Reading Chronicle newspaper is looking for a trainee reporter to join our recently graduated Nick Gutteridge, one of last year's MAs. Coincidentally the Chronicle was my first newspaper, where I spent two extremely happy years learning the trade before graduating onto the Observer. The paper is looking for people with their 100 wpm shorthand and NCTJ diploma, once again emphasising the importance of getting your qualifications!! You can read the details here

Trainee reporter vacancies at LSN Media


Two CfJ graduates, Kathryn Cain and James Averill, already work for LSN Media. Now the company is looking to recruit new staff. Qualified canddiates are encouraged to apply. The bare facts are as follows:

LSN Media, a division of Local World, is looking for three ambitious, motivated and talented trainee reporters to join its multi-media newsrooms in Milton Keynes, Bedford and Northampton.

An all-rounder with an eye for a story, you will be expected to produce lively, engaging and accurate content for our newspapers, websites and social media.

You will relish reporting on a range of topics, have a knack for looking beyond the press release and bringing in off-diary stories and enjoy making and maintaining contacts in the community.

You will also have completed your NCTJ preliminary exams or equivalent and have a current full driving licence and access to a car.

Read the full details here



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