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John Humphrys and Adam Bolton: the Bob Friend Sky News lecture 2015

Mar
03

Courtesy of Storify, here are the highlights of last night's events as they unfolded on social media.

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NCTJ looking for paid intern

Mar
03

The National Council for the Training of Journalists is looking for an intern to administer, promote and develop its Journalism Diversity Fund.

The internship will last up to 6 months and will pay a trainee-level salary as well as offering further journalism training and networking opportunities. The previous incumbent is off to work at STV.

Applicants must have completed, or be about to complete, an NCTJ-accredited course.

Full details are on the NCTJ web site. Closing date is Monday 9 March.

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Boglarka becomes first international to win Bob Friend Sky News scholarship

Mar
03

Boglarka Kosztolanyi became the seventh winner of the Bob Friend Sky News scholarship at a star-studded Centre for Journalism event last night.

The first year student, who is from Hungary, is seen here collecting her certificate from BBC icon John Humphrys. She wins £3,500 and a four-week placement with Sky News during the summer.

Humphrys was in conversation with Sky News editor-at-large Adam Boulton for the annual Bob Friend lecture in front of an audience that included head of Sky News John Ryley, KM group chairman Geraldine Allinson and NCTJ chief executive Joanne Butcher.

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Jake's pants get national exposure. Again.

Feb
18

As you know, we like to keep close tabs on our former CfJ students as their careers begin to flourish on the world journalism stage.

Occasionally, we (almost) wish we didn't. Especially when that career involves parading their underwear in the pages of national newspapers.

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Year 3 news day roles, spring term

Feb
09

There will be a briefing for the upcoming radio newsday on Tuesday at 12noon in the small newsroom.

The newsday roles for the rest of this term are as follows:

Radio newsday Friday 13 Feb

Editors: Katie Palmer, Sophie Wentworth

Executives: Paige Aldridge, Dan Crook, Ola Ojuko

Assessed reporters: Uzoma Jemade, Rebecca Lawrence, Amy Nickalls, Nathalie Evele, Michelle Gleaves, Helen Grimes, Cian Hodge, Stine Wannebo, Cecily Snowball, Jasmin Sahota

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Victoria Polley wins NCTJ broadcast journalism award

Feb
06

Hearty congratulations to year 3 undergraduate Victoria Polley, who today collected the award for the best performing student in the NCTJ's broadcast journalism exam.

Victoria collected the award, which is sponsored by ITV News, at today's NCTJ student council meeting hosted by News UK in London.

It's an outstanding achievement.

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TV project seeks student panellists: auditions next week

Feb
05

A group of television production students from the University of the Creative Arts are looking for panellists and presenters for a discussion show they are producing at Maidstone TV studios.

The team are holding auditions next week for "confident, strong and opinionated" personalities who are happy to talk on screen about a variety of topical subjects. They have specifically asked us to draw this to the attention of CfJ students.

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Return of the Shorthand Champions League

Jan
23

The Shorthand Champions League is back.

A new winner of the Centre for  Journalism's internationally-acclaimed tournament will be crowned this term - with MA and undergraduate Year 1 students doing battle this time.

The group stages will begin next week on the long road to the live final. Fixtures will take place during regular shorthand sessions on Friday.

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Year 1 and 2 Conference

Jan
22

There's no conference for years 1 and 2 tomorrow because of the third year assessed news day.

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Year 3 news day roles, spring term

Jan
19

The roles for this Friday's assessed news days are as follows:

Editors: Michelle Gleaves, Cian Hodge

Execs: Jade Edwards, Nathalie Evele, Sanam Zeb

Assessed reporters: Victoria Polley,Katie Palmer, Ola Ojuko, Stine Wannebo, Jasmin Sahota, Clara Easthill, Paige Aldridge, Daniel Crook, Cecily Snowball, Alex Norman

News team: Uzoma Jemade, Rebecca Lawrence, Helen Grimes, Amy Nickalls, Sophie Wentworth

Roles for the rest of this term's news days will be published later this week.

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