Apply to Youth4Regions – the EU programme for aspiring journalists

The European Commission is looking for participants for the third edition of Youth4Regions - the programme for aspiring journalists. If you are interested in our fully-funded EU training programme, we encourage you to apply by sending:

  • a short original article (400-1000 words), or
  • a short video (2 – 3 minutes)

on a project that has been co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund or Cohesion Fund.

The short article or the short video you would like to send to us needs to be original and not published before.

The winners will be invited to Brussels between 6 - 11 October 2019 for a full week of;

  • training on journalism and EU affairs,
  • working together with established journalists,
  • networking with the EU institutions, European media and fellow peers, and more.
  • The European Commission will cover travel and accommodation!

Upon completion of the programme participants will become part of the Youth4Regions Alumni, a pan-European network of future journalists interested in EU affairs.

The application period is open until 15 July 2019 at 17:00 (CET). Apply now!


Mission accomplished: project hand-in day

Project deadline days are legendary at the Centre for Journalism.

Tears, tantrums, tales of woe - and the wild staring eyes of students who haven't been to sleep for more than 24 hours - are reliable indicators that the submission of this all important piece of work is imminent.

And each year, the academic staff grab whispered conversations in the corridor to compare notes about some of the amazing work that is nearing completion.

So yesterday, as the clock ticked down towards 5pm, we decided to capture at least some of the mania with a time-lapse camera in the Year 3 newsroom.

Coursework for Broadcast Journalism module

Coursework for Broadcast Journalism module

When your NCTJ Radio or TV coursework is ready, please send me the radio coursework and Laura the equivalent TV coursework.

The deadline is 10 May, so you have the whole of the Easter break to do this. There's an entry to this effect on the CFJ site's diary for that day.

It's not onerous. You'll know the criteria for the coursework is EXACTLY THE SAME as that of the work you've submitted in Year 2 TV and radio or on the MA course.

The Music Man Project is looking for a podcast producer!

The Music Man Project is a music education service specifically for people with learning disabilities and they are looking for a podcast producer! They're on a mission to reverse perceptions about people with a learning disability, which so often focuses on what we can’t do and on what we need.  

A little while ago, they  came up with the idea of having a MMP Podcast.  The idea would be to create a 'magazine' type programme with

  • Interviews with students, families, carers,  professionals etc
  • A 'desert island disc' type spot where the students talk about their favourite music.
  • Raising some really important issues. Talk about the difficult moments as well as the great moments for families affected by disability - giving voice to some of the wonderfully funny students they know
  • report from events, interview celebrities, law makers etc…. the possibilities are endless!!
  • As well as regular features like a MMP recording to start and 'Music is Magic' to end.

On Monday 15th April (only 3 weeks away!) they will be taking over 200 of our musicians from across the UK to the iconic Royal Albert Hall where we will be performing to an audience of around 4000 people. This will top every achievement so far. They aim to educate and inspire the general public with our talent, enthusiasm and musical expression.

Interested? Contact
Sarah Mann -  mmpkent@gmail.com
www.themusicmanproject.com
Tel: 07909 515439

Ron gone. (For now)


Ron Green had already retired once after a long and successful career in print journalism - including 30 years at the Kent Messenger group -  before being persuaded to help out with lecturing our first batch of students just after we had set the department up.

That was more than a decade ago.

In the years since then he has been a stalwart of CfJ life, and many is the student who has benefitted from his patience, his wisdom and the incisions of his red pen through their copy. Dozens owe at least part of their progression through the NCTJ diploma to the many additional hours he put in helping them to sharpen top lines, polish quotes and check key facts. 

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