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Your Experience Matters!

Nov
06

What do you want from your experience at Kent?  If you are a 2nd or 3rd year undergraduate student, please come to a focus group discussion to tell us!

Discussions for students from the Centre for Journalism will be held at: Wednesday, 22 November, 2017, 13:30, Gillingham Building Room 4-12. 

Also you get FREE LUNCH!!! Find out more and sign up under: 

https://studentexperienceproject.weebly.com

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It's newsday time! Follow Kent Echo News

Oct
06

It's that time of year again for our third year students to run their own publication. This time around they are producing a 24 page newspaper and running a website alongside it. Read their coverage on the Kent Echo News website or follow them on Twitter @KentEchoNews, Facebook or on Instagram @KentEchoNews

You can also get an exclusive behind the scenes peek into their newsroom by watching the video below.

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Join us for an interesting chat on data visualisation

Oct
05

Chris Applegate, who works in data visualisation at Buzzfeed UK is coming to give a chat about working with data, interactive storytelling and visualisation. Come join us in the main newsroom at 1pm.He helped to develop this incredible story about the 7/7 bombings and many more. 

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Applications open for NUS Student Journalists 2017-18!

Sep
14

The NUS are recruiting paid student journalists to represent the realities of life on campus. The job pays £1,000 a year for two pieces per month, plus you get a student associate membership with the NUJ. Your pieces would be promoted on nus.org.uk 

The NUS is looking for six reporters to cover students in the community, sustainable student practices, lifestyle and student perspectives.  

To apply submit a piece on any of the themes above as a 400 word news report, or a 400 comment piece, or a 2 minute multimedia piece. 

The deadline for submission is 5pm Friday 22 September 2017. Please attach a CV with your application and links to any previously published work. If you are submitting a video or audio piece, please let us know what editing platforms you use.

Please email your submission to pressoffice@nus.org.uk

For those hired, regular submissions will be expected from November 2017 to November 2018. An induction day will be held in the first week of November at the NUS London office. Travel will be paid for by NUS.

If you have any further queries please email: pressoffice@nus.org.uk Tweet us: @nusuk #nusjournos

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Travel grant for aspiring radio journalists (!!!!)

Aug
18

All you aspiring Hemingways and Graham Greenes...here's your chance. 
 
Every year, in partnership with BBC Radio 4, the Royal Geographical Society give someone £5,000 to make their dream journey – anywhere in the world – and record their adventure for a Radio 4 documentary.
 
They are looking for aspiring journalists with a passion for radio who are excited about finding new ways to tell original stories in sound. Past recipients have gone to the South Pacific, Mexico, India and Sierra Leone, to mention just a few.
 
 
DEADLINE NOV 6, 2017
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Ever dreamed of working for the BBC's World Service?

Jul
12

If you're bilingual and want to get an insider's look at how the World Service works, the BBC Future Voices Trainee Scheme is just for you!

CLICK THIS LINK FOR MORE INFO

Deadline is on July 24th, 2017

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Centre for Journalism covers shock #GeneralElection2017

Jun
09

Students and lecturers from the Centre for Journalism covered the results of the General Election in 2017 for KMTV, ITV Meridian, BBC Radio Kent and many more.

 
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Want to help cover the General Election??

May
19

Various broadcasters have approached CfJ asking for students to help cover the General Election overnight on the 8th of June. Interested?

1st years, 2nd years, 3rd years and MAs can all apply to help!

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF POLITICAL HISTORY email Laura Garcia on l.garcia@kent.ac.uk by WED 24th OF MAY.

She will be dealing with assignments over night. 

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Byline Festival - The World's First Festival Of Journalism is looking for volunteers!

May
15

Where and when? 2-4 June, Pippingford Park, Nutley, East Sussex, is looking for volunteers - sign up for a pair of free tickets worth £300 if you can help

Interested? please contact Stephen Colegrave at Stephen@byline.com

Byline Festival will feature many great journalists and is partnered by NUJ, The Press Association and the Frontline Club, who will be recreating their world famous bar at the festival. With three big tent discussions and a special workshop programme for student journalists this will be a great event - but it doesn't stop there.

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Interested in politics? Pollstation is looking for writers #GE2017

May
05

Want to build your portfolio? Get published? Write about interesting issues?

"Pollstation" - is an online media / publishing startup that runs polls (similar to YouGov) and provides their readers with neutral briefings on the topics they poll. 

They are looking for an opportunity to work with keen students to help produce subject briefings for Pollstation. The purpose of our briefings is to provide our readers with a concise, balanced, factual digest - outlining the background, and explaining the various arguments on either side of each issue being debated / polled.

More info here: http://www.pollstation.com/put-the-world-to-rights-write-for-us/

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