US elections - the graphic novel

Nov
08

I'm always on the lookout for new storytelling formats for my Advanced Multimedia Storytelling classes, and here's a particularly unusual one. The Guardian's US interactive team has produced a (slightly) interactive graphic novel version of the race to the White House.

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Paul Francis - columnist of the year

Nov
01

Congratulations to the Centre for Journalism's very own Paul Francis, who has just added to his groaning trophy cabinet by winning Columnist of the Year in the EDF Energy Regional Media Awards for his political columns in the Kent Messenger.

 

 

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Medwire hits the nationals AGAIN

Oct
30

 For the second time already this term a Medwire story has made it onto the pages of the national media.

This interview by Matt Charles featured on our homepage a few days ago and quickly amassed over 170 Facebook Likes and over 300 500 Views.

It's now made it onto the pages of the Daily Mail Online courtesy of the centre's very own Sara Malm.

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Rayhan Forestier-Walker, BBC Central Asia correspondent talk

Oct
30

Rayhan Forestier-Walker, the BBC's Central Asia correspondent, is coming to talk to students in the UG newsroom at 1pm next Thursday lunchtime, 8 November.

Rayhan is an ethnic Uzbek who has reported on the conflict in Kyrgystan. She does online, TV and radio.

This talk is unmissable for students of Reporting Conflict -- and also  those who are interested in foreign reporting.

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Quotas are not "quick fix equality"

Oct
24

Sometime last year a friend of mine posed a very interesting question. We had just finished dinner and were well on our way through our second bottle of wine when he mentioned some problems he'd been having at work. As the organiser of promotional events and conferences for a charitable organisation, the booking of speakers fell solely on his shoulders. Yet for some reason he had found there were simply not as many women speakers as men. His answer? Introduce a quota.

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The lives of elevators

Oct
23

Not exactly a pick of the day - it's from 2008 - but I was just reminded of this brilliant piece from the New Yorker's Nick Paumgarten after reading a conference pitch by Year 2 student Josh Morl. It's a superb example of long-form journalism, and how you can make even the most unpromising-sounding subjects (in this case, lifts) sing if you put the spadework in. Make time to sit back and enjoy it.

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Responsibility without Power - Tim's Pamphlet Launch

Oct
19

My new pamphlet, Responsibility Without Power - Lord Justice Leveson's constitutional dilemma (Abramis Academic, 2012) will be launched in London on 25 October at an event hosted by the Free Speech Network.

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Latest jobs in journalism for CfJ students

Oct
18

It's always a great pleasure to see how our former students are making their way in the world of journalism. Here's a quick update on some of the latest employment news that has filtered back to us recently:

Laura Garcia Rodriguez , who graduated last summer from the Masters in Multimedia Journalism, is working for Meridian TV and BBC Radio Kent;

Jacob Lewis, from the same course, has a job as a sub-editor on the tablet version of The Sun;

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From the CfJ archive: Tom Hart Dyke interactive feature

Oct
16

At the weekend I heard a familiar voice on Radio 4's comedy show The Museum of Curiosity - that of Tom Hart Dyke, the botanist who was kidnapped and held for 9 months in Central America.

Back in 2010, Hart Dyke was interviewed by John Saunders, one of our second year students, for his online interactive feature assignment. It's a fascinating story, so I thought I'd dig out John's piece from the archive for another airing.

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ITN's search for tomorrow's broadcast talent

Oct
04

CfJ students looking towards broadcast journalism as their chosen path could do worse than take a shot at ITV News's Breaking Into News initiative. It's run in conjunction with the Media Trust, and is open to 18-25 year-olds.

Finalists in nine regions will get the chance to work alongside senior  ITV News broadcasters, developing their story ideas into completed news reports.

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