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NCTJ Law revision sessions

May
30

Just a reminder for those taking NCTJ law exams next week that there are two revision sessions this Wednesday - June 1st. Both in the small newsroom - Essential Media Law from 1.30 - 3pm and Court Reporting from 3.15 - 4.45pm. 

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The 5000 Poppies Project at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

May
27

The steps of the Royal Hospital Chelsea-home to veterans of the Second World War, known as the Chelsea Pensioners- is adorned with a vast carpet of hand-knitted poppies. Stretching 12,500 sq ft over the hospital's pristine lawn, the imposing installation also features 26,000 stemmed poppies, standing proudly to attention. A crowd five deep huddles at the gate to look at the spectacle.

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More jobs success: Jackie and Ali land KM roles

May
27

The good news for our students keeps on coming. Third years Jackie Gordon and Ali Iveson will join the KM Group next month as trainee reporters, continuing the tradition of CfJ students landing great jobs before they've even graduated.

Jackie will be working in the Gravesend and Medway offices, while Ali will be based in Maidstone. We look forward to seeing their bylines regularly in print and online.

Congratulations both of you.

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Prague scholarship success for Boglarka and Sheryll

May
27

Two of our undergraduate students have won scholarships to a prestigious summer course in Prague. Third year Sheryll Goddard and second year Boglarka Kosztolanyi will travel to the Czech Republic capital in August to take part in Journey, a programme run by the Bakala Foundation in which promising students are given the chance to work with and learn from top media professionals.

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Power of Proximity

May
25

The NFL offseason is currently in its final stage with reconstructed rosters getting together for the first time as part of a series of ‘Organised Training Activities’ (OTAs) for all 32 teams. And accompanying it is one of the more bizarre attempts at media censorship I’ve seen in recent years. Enter the Buffalo Bills.

Media policy for beat writers is the prerogative of each individual franchise, and the Bills decided on a new one for these practices that would make Alastair Campbell blush.

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Comic Con Middle East 2016

May
25

3:10pm It's the last day of the Middle East Film and Comic Con 2016! 70,000 fans are expected to attend this year. 

3:15pm MEFFC returns for its 5th anniversary giving fans a chance to dress up and meet their favourite celebrities and creators. 

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That one sober friend in a group of drunks

May
24

 

My year in England has been exceptional so far, except the occasional speed bumps like getting 58 marks on “certain” pieces of work. Or a random kid yelling profanities at me thinking I’m Chinese, which to be fair didn’t really upset me. Or the few times the CFJ has been closed when I wanted to get work done, and no amount of crying to the security guard would open it.

 

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NCTJ 'guinea pigs'

May
23

Thanks to all those who volunteered to road-test the NCTJ's new Essential Journalism exam. I'm afraid I ended up with too many names, so have used the time-honoured 'sorting hat' technique (i.e pulling names out of a coffee cup) to reduce the number of volunteers to the 15 that the NCTJ wanted.

The 15 names are below - apologies if you volunteered but are not on the list.

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Please know the difference so you don't do what I did...

May
21

When I woke up on Monday morning ready to tackle another exam, there was something wrong. One side of my face was drooping to the side and my brain's signals to that part of my face were not going through, at all. It was paralysed. I hate to sound melodramatic but I really thought it was a stroke.

The panic that set in was instant. It was terrifying. It was only after a very lengthly conversation with a superb clinician over 111 was I told that I was possibly suffering from Bell's Palsy. A trip to A&E and a hefty dose of corticosteriods was all I needed to be on my way.

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Incisive Media grad scheme opens for 2016

May
18

Hi all, just to let you know the Incisive Media grad scheme has opened for 2016 entry. Incisive is a media business with a number of award-winning B2B brands specialising in banking, finance, technology and more. We are based on Haymarket in Piccadilly Circus.

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