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Sky Sports News graduate scheme

Oct
17

Sky Sports News is advertising its graduate scheme for 2015, looking for students with "creativity and natural journalistic flair" for an 11-month paid placement starting next summer.

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Shorthand Champions League group tables - week 2

Oct
17

Standings for the seven Shorthand Champions League groups are shown below as we reach the half-way stage.

At the end of the group stage, the top two from each group will automatically qualify for the knockout stages, and there are a further two places for the best third-place finishers - so it's still all to play for.

Group G has so far proved not to be the Group of Death but the Group of Dearth - with not a single point registered by any of its players.

Meanwhile Katie Palmer and Alex Norman remain 100% error-free from both of their matches.

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CfJ Shorthand Champions League results October 15

Oct
16

Another compelling set of fixtures this week as we reach the half-way point of the group stages. Just two errors separated Sarah Boast and Monica Samia, and in the much-anticipated clash of the Abigails, there were just 3 points between them. We'll publish the table standings tomorrow.

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Background decision time

Oct
14

Time to make your minds up on the great background debate. Add your votes as comments underneath this post.

A reminder of the contenders:

GradientGold

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Year 3 assessed print newsday roles

Oct
13

The roles for this Friday's assessed print newsday are as follows:

Editors: Paige Aldridge, Dan Crook, Cecily Snowball

Executives: Alex Norman, Clara Easthill

Assessed reporters: Jade Edwards, Nathalie Evele, Michelle Gleaves, Helen Grimes, Cian Hodge, Uzoma Jemade, Rebecca Lawrence, Amy Nickalls, Sanam Zeb, Sophie Wentworth

News team: Jasmin Sahota, Victoria Polley, Katie Palmer, Ola Ojuko, Stine Wannebo

Editors should come to see me for a briefing as soon as possible.

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NCTJ reps needed

Oct
10

Our professional accreditation with the National Council for the Training of Journalists is a cornerstone of the centre. And it's important that our students have an opportunity to have their say with the NCTJ.

So we need a student representative from both the MA programme and the BA programme to make sure our students' views are heard. The duties are not onerous, and there are good opportunities to meet reps from other accredited centres as well as senior industry professionals at student council meetings.

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Jake the SuperSoarAwaySunStunna

Oct
09

When we set up the Centre for Journalism just a few short years ago, our ambitions for our students were simple and straightforward:

1. that they would learn professional skills from top CfJ practitioners;
2. that they would get great jobs throughout the industry;
3. that one of them would appear in a national newspaper spread wearing only his pants.

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CfJ Shorthand Champions League results October 8

Oct
09

The results from the first round of group fixtures in the CfJ Shorthand Champions League are in. There were some great battles, notably the one between Abigail Nuttall and Sanam Zeb - with just 3 errors separating them.

Four players went error-free in their first-round match: Alex Norman, Lauren Meechan, Katie Palmer and Cian Hodge.

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Background update

Oct
08

Continuing our open source experiment with the background colour of the CfJ web site, for the next few days we'll be sporting this look suggested by postgrad teaching assistant Laura Garcia.

She calls it 'sexygrey' or 'Ted Baker' grey (I've no idea why).

We'll have at least one other option at the end of this week (and I'm still open to further suggestions), and then you can vote on your favourites.

Meanwhile, is it just me, or does it suddenly feel a bit chilly around here...?

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Assessed conference pitches start on Wednesday

Oct
06

Now that our newest recruits are starting to get the hang of morning news conference, it's time for us to begin our pitch assessments.

Staring this Wednesday, students in both conferences will be called on a random rota to pitch an idea for discussion by the group. Students who have been called to pitch then have until 6pm that evening to upload a polished version of their pitch to the site (create content - assignment - conference pitch).

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