Job Opportunity with Kent Messenger


Kent Messenger are looking for a trainee reporter for their Swale operation.  Details attached.

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Time, Ladies and Gentlemen, Please....


I have decided to delay the deletion of data on the newsroom computers' drives until a week from today. Beginning on wednesday 11th July all data drives will be wiped and defragmented. This is essential to improve the reliability of the pc's for next semester. All students MUST ensure they have backed up their work on their own storage before this date.

Have a wonderful summer, Gerardo :-)


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The Newsroom - Another piece of fiction based on journalists to be marked 'Misconstrued Stereotype'


I got the chance to preview the highly anticipated HBO series The Newsroom the other day. Created, produced and scribed by Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social Network), The Newsroom portrays the behind-the-scenes events in a fictional television newsroom and features an ensemble cast, including Jeff Daniels as news anchor Will McAvoy. It'll be hitting our shores on Sky Atlantic next month.

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Awesome postgrad results for NCTJ production journalism exam


MA Journalism students at the centre have produced a sensational set of results from the NCTJ's Production Journalism exam last month.

Every single student passed with a grade B or higher.

And four of the eleven achieved a grade A: Joe Downes, Karolina Kaminska, Lizzie Massey and Kat Purvis.

Claire Burke, Kay Choudhury, Laura Garcia, Nick Gutteridge, Jacob Lewis, Winnie Okocha and Qandeel Warrich all achieved grade B. Tremendous work everyone.

The undergraduate students sitting the same exam also performed well, with ten passes. Congratulations to Peter Brown, Jessical Fleig, Clare Freeman, Sarina Iskandar, Scott Mitchell, Tania Steere (who all achieved grade B); and to Anthony Dunkley, Danielle Morris, James Mullan and Harley Tamplin (who all achieved grade C).

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Tania Steere shortlisted for prestigious Guardian competition


Second year undergraduate Tania Steere has been shortlisted in The Guardian's International Development Journalism Competition, which aims to highlight some of the issues that are faced by developing countries and are under-reported in mainstream media.

Tania's submission, Escaping poverty on the back of a chicken, was based on a programme of education and support for young girls in Nigeria. Impressively, it has earned her a place on the competition's 'professional' shortlist, along with seven others; the competition is also open to 'amateur' journalists.

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More CfJ students make a splash


The Centre for Journalism's collection of front-page splashes achieved by students on work placement continues to grow. Postgraduate Katherine Purvis is the latest to make the front page. During her two-week placement at the Kentish Express last week, Kat secured the splash with her story about the money raised by friends of a girl who was killed in a car crash earlier this year.





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Please would all MA students return their kit to the CFJ


Before you all go away for holidays before graduation, please return your kit to me either today (thurs 14th june) or next wednesday (20th june).

Do not return them via other members of staff - we need to check everything together thoroughly. Thank you, Gerardo.

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Centre's Superb Lecturers win Teaching Awards


Three of the Centre for Journalism's academic staff have won recognition for the excellence of their teaching in the annual Kent Union  Teaching Awards. Rob Bailey, Lecturer in Reporting, won the award for Teaching Employability. Sarah Lonsdale, Lecturer in Reporting and Writing, and Lesley Phippen, Lecturer in Media Law, were both nominated for their excellence as teachers. The awards recognise and reward University staff who are committed to delivering excellent teaching and support to their students. Professor Tim Luckhurst, head of the Centre for Journalism, said: "These awards are hugely deserved. The Centre promises its students the best possible teaching and academic support. We are proud to offer one-to-one supervision and employability is among our primary commitments. Everyone in the Centre is proud of Rob, Sarah and Lesley. These awards are made by students for students. They prove that the National Council for the Training of Journalists is right to rank Kent top for undergraduate journalism education."

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Would all students please back-up their work from both PC and Mac media drives ASAP.


This summer, in order to improve the performance and reliability of the CFJ's computers it will be necessary to delete and clean up the media drives. If there is work that you need to keep then you must back it up as soon as possible. Once the disk drives are defragmented it will not be possible to recover any old data or work. It is not possible for the CFJ to back up work for you - there is simply too great a volume of data.

This process will begin on the 1st July. You MUST backup any work you wish to keep before this date.

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Congratulations again!


Congratulations to the many Year 2 and MA students who were successful in last week's NCTJ law exams. Two-thirds of the papers gained pass marks - a really excellent achievement. Special mentions must go to Peter Brown and Claire Burke who both gained A grades - but all who passed worked really hard. Well done! 

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