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Job opportunity at the Guardian

Nov
27
For all fellow graduates...
 
My desk at The Guardian - Global Development Professionals Network - are looking to replace one of our content co-ordinators who's switching roles.
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NCTJ Skills Conference 2014

Nov
26

The NCTJ is holding its annual festival of journalism skills in Sheffield on Thursday and Friday.

It brings together journalists, academics and trainers to discuss the most important issues facing the next generation of reporters.

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Meechan crowned CfJ Shorthand Champion 2014

Nov
26

Many congratulations to Lauren Meechan, who took the Shorthand Champions League title this afternoon after a terrific final battle with Katie Palmer in front of an appreciative newsroom crowd.

Such had been the high standard of the the two gladiators over previous rounds of the competition, referee Jenny Grant decided to play the final at 110 words per minute - rather than the previously advertised 100.

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Research Seminar Presentation

Nov
25

Our next research seminar presentation will take place on Wednesday December 10 at 1pm in the main newsroom. We have an international guest speaker, Cathrine Gyldensted, a journalist, author and Associate Professor at DIS, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Cathrine's presentation is part of the University's 50th Anniversary Happiness project where people speak about the relevance of happiness to a range of academic disciplines. The title of her talk is "Changing the News: Innovating Journalism through Positive Psychology." All staff and students are welcome.

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Attention 3rd Years!! Video Refresher afternoon 11 DEC

Nov
25

Feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the technical skills you should have by now (but have probably forgotten cause you haven't used them in a while)?

If this is your face every time people mention FCPX, cameras or video, FEAR NOT!

Richard Pendry and yours truly are putting on a video refresher afternoon from 2-4pm in the main newsroom on Thursday the 11th of December.

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Briefing for year 3 online newsday

Nov
25

We'll have a session for year 3 students at 12noon in the small newsroom to talk about next week's online newsday.

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By-election competition: the winners

Nov
25

A by-election of national signficance brought many of the country's top political journalists to Rochester and Strood during November.

It was an opportunity too good to miss for Centre for Journalism students, who elbowed their way into some of the glitziest media scrums ever seen in the Medway Towns to report on the historic battle between Ukip and the Conservatives.

At stake was not just the chance to go shoulder-to-shoulder with Nick Robinson, but also the prospect of cash prizes in our election coverage competition.

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Shorthand Champions League: The live final

Nov
24

The keenly-anticipated live final of the Shorthand Champions League will take place at 1pm on Wednesday in the Undergraduate newsroom.

Katie 'Teeline Terminator' Palmer will take on Lauren 'WPM Wonder' Meechan in a 100wpm clash, with the Shorthand Champions League belt at stake (along with various other CfJ goodies).

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Book Launch and Term End Celebration

Nov
20

We would like to invite you to the launch of Ian Reeves's new book, "The Newspapers Handbook." The launch will take place on Thursday December 18 between 5-7pm in the Undergraduate Newsroom.  The book launch will take place together with an end-of-term celebration for Journalism staff and students. Drinks and a small buffet will be provided. I do hope you can make it to this celebration of journalism research. Please rsvp to Anastasia by Friday, 12 December.

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CfJ grads demonstrate their skill at TV interviews and mortar-board-throwing

Nov
20

Such is the reputation we have at the CfJ for producing outstanding journalistic talent, several camera crews made an instant beeline for our graduates as they filed out of Rochester Cathedral following their graduation ceremony yesterday.

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