NCTJ Law exam revision - attention Yr 2s and MAs

Don't forget your final class before the Essential Media Law exam is on Friday. Year 2s - please note our room has changed this term - we are in G2-04. (MAs remain the same).  Please bring your McNae with you. We will be working through the Sample 2 exam - the one which is on Moodle - plus a few extras.  If you are choosing to do the Court Reporting module, classes will start the following Friday - the 25th - same times, same places. 

Calling all news junkies! The FT is looking for a Trainee Reporter

The team at FT Specialist are looking for a Trainee Reporter to join their busy team. This position is for an initial 18 months, but there may be an opportunity for a permanent position at the end of the traineeship for the right person.

FT Specialist (part of the Financial Times Group) is home to 15 different products catering for various segments of the business information world, from high level executives in the banking and pensions industries to financial advisers and personal investors. They publish across print, digital, video and audio and host a series of events both in the UK and globally.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain experience within different areas of the business and will join a team of 80 journalists based in London, and a total of 150 worldwide, writing for a diverse range of audiences. During this internship, they will also be able to complete a professional journalism qualification.

If you are looking for the chance to be mentored by award-winning journalists and develop your skills in this field, the FT would love to hear from you! Want to know more? CLICK HERE

The Newark Advertiser is looking for people!

The Newark Advertiser is looking for a chief reporter and reporter to join its busy newsroom.

The successful candidates will be highly motivated, have strong news gathering skills and be able to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines. A strong news sense is vital, as is the ability to provide accurate clean copy for both print and online.Building a strong online audience is crucial so the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of social media. A full driving licence is essential.

The chief reporter will be responsible for leading our team of journalists, guiding our trainees and seniors to create scintillating stories as well as helping to structure the paper and production process, from dummy to deadline.You will need to be methodical and meticulous and have a thorough legal knowledge.

The Advertiser, part of Iliffe Media, is at the heart of the Nottinghamshire community it has served for more than 160 years, publishing a two-edition paid-for weekly newspaper and its associated website.Iliffe Media is a growing, independent company with a proud history in local media. We think the printed newspaper is as important as its digital future, but it has to be local and relevant.

Interested? CVs and a covering letter should be sent to the editor Sharon Hodkin – s.hodkin@iliffepublishing.co.uk no later than January 28.

Fancy yourself a political writer? Enter The Guardian's Hugo Young Award


For the third year, The Guardian Foundation is holding the Hugo Young Award for young people studying MA Journalism courses across the UK. The competition is for a political opinion piece and aims to highlight the talent of new voices entering the industry. The shortlisted students will be invited to the award ceremony at the Guardian in March 2019, and the winner will receive £500, have their piece published in the Guardian, and gain 1 week shadowing a senior Guardian political correspondent. Last year our very own Laura Trussel was shortlisted for the award. Let's see if we can keep up the trend shall we?

Your piece should include:

  • Between 900 and 1,000 words.
  • A strong argument and grasp of the facts.
  • Broad, timely, national and international news topics.
  • A subject you feel passionate about.
  • We’re keen to hear from people from all backgrounds, about any kind of idea.
  • Your piece should be suitable for publication toward the end of March 2019.
  • Your piece should have a title and be in pdf format.

You can find the full guidelines here and terms and conditions here. The deadline for entries is 3rd February 2019.

CfJ international blog wins silver

The Centre for Journalism's new blog for international students has won silver in the university's International Impact Awards.

Created by our own Laura Garcia, the blog aims to highlight the experiences of our international students on our BA and MA journalism programmes for visitors to the main university web site. The award panel was particularly impressed with the interactive map that Laura created featuring videos from CfJ students and alumni all over the globe. 

With the award comes £1,000 to spend on internationalisation activities for the department. We'd be interested in hearing any good ideas from CfJ students out there as to how this might be spent to encourage more overseas students to join us, or to strengthen our exisiting alumni network.

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