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This year's Bob Friend Scholar is... Laerke Christensen

Feb
16

I have word from Millbank that white smoke has just emerged from chimney above the glass box in the Sky News studio, meaning that this year's Bob Friend scholar has been chosen.

Many congratulations to Year 2 student Laerke Christensen, who has emerged just ahead after what I'm told was an incredibly difficult decision by the final judging panel: Peter Diapre of Sky News, and Tim Luckhurst and Angela Harrison from the Centre for Journalism.

Finalists Alex Crean, Isabel Muller Eidhamar and Frazer Norwell should also be incredibly proud of their performances today in what is a very high pressure situation. They have all enhanced the centre's reputation greatly.

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Bob Friend scholarship entries

Feb
02

Entries to the Bob Friend scholarship should be made by 5pm on Monday 5 February. Hand in a hard copy of your treatment to Nicola and send an email copy to me.

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Year 1 public affairs class today

Jan
31

Don't forget that Paul Francis is running this week's Year 1 Public Affairs class at 1.30pm today in the main newsroom.

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Rearranged Year 1 Public Affairs class

Jan
26

All Year 1 students please note that Paul has re-scheduled your Public Affairs class next week for 1.30pm-2.30pm on Wednesday 31 January.  This will be in the main undergraduate newsroom.

This change in schedule only applies for next week: the following week will be as normal.

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No public affairs classes today

Jan
25

There will be no public affairs classes today for either Year 1 undergrads or for the MA group.

We will reschedule both soon.

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Print newsday teams: Years 1 and 2

Jan
18

The teams for the print newsdays for Year 1 and 2 undergrad students over the next couple of weeks have been decided using the time-honoured CfJ sorting hat. Team 1 will produced their newspaper next Thursday (25 Jan), while Team 2 will produce theirs the following week (1 Feb). Rob and Angela will edit the two newsapers with assistance from Ron and from me. The teams are below. If your name is not on either list, let me know ASAP.

Team 1

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Last chance to post your blog for last term

Jan
15

A quick reminder to all year 1 and 2 undergrads and all MA students: if you didn't post a blog to the CfJ web site last term, today is the last chance to do so. Remember that you need to post at least once per term as part of the portfolio element of Convergent Journaism and Practical Multimedia Journalism modules.

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Briefing for 2018 Sky News Bob Friend Scholarship

Dec
08


Attention all undergraduates.

We'll be holding a briefing for the 2018 Sky News Bob Friend Scholarship on Tuesday 12 December at 1300 in the main newsroom. (UPDATE: now in the small newsroom because of the NCTJ sports journalism exam).

This is a unique and immensely valuable opportunity open to all undergraduate students in the Centre - first, second and third years. The winner will spend a month long, fully funded placement at Sky News. They will also receive a £3,000 contribution to their tuition fees. Beyond these rewards there is, of course, the prestige and glory of being a member of the tiny and highly select band of Sky Bob Friend Scholars.

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NCTJ Awards triumph for Boglarka

Nov
24

Congratulations to BA Journalism graduate Boglarka Kosztolanyi, who last night won the prestigious National Council for the Training of Journalists Award for Student Project of the Year.

Centre for Journalism staff were out in force at the ceremony at Hampton Court Palace to support Boglarka, who had been nominated for her superb third-year project Echoes of Horror - a multimedia investigation into the rise of the far right in eastern Europe and the fears of those who survived the concentration camps of World War 2 that history might be repeating itself.

Sky News political correspondent Sophie Ridge presented the awards, and Boglarka's project was praised by a judging panel of senior journalists for its  investigative rigour and use of immersive multimedia storytelling techniques.

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Public affairs revision sessions

Oct
31

Paul Francis will be running revision sessions for all those (mainly Year 2s) taking or retaking their NCTJ Public Affairs exams. The sessions are on Wednesday 1 November at 2.15, and on Wednesday 8 November at 2.15. Both sesssions will be in the small newsroom.

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