Today we celebrate the inspiring role models like Sophy Ridge who come and share their stories, all the women who risk their lives to speak truth to power, and our past and current amazing students who will be writing the headlines of tomorrow. Our lecturer Laura Garcia has put together a list of 19 trailblazing journalists who have covered conflict, corruption, human rights, abuses, war, etc. Have a look and get inspired! Check out the Twitter thread here.
Karina Pavlova joined the pantheon of Bob Friend Memorial Scholars at a glitzy annual event attended by senior Sky News journalists in Medway last night.
Karina, who is in her final year at the Centre for Journalism, was presented with her prize by Sophy Ridge - presenter of Sky's flagship political discussion programme every Sunday - and Peter Diapre, assistant editor (mobile).
She won over Sky News executives with her pitch for a story about defibrilators being legally required in schools, universities and sports centres. Her prize was £3,500 towards her tuition fees and a month's work experience with Sky News this summer.
Karina was joined on stage by other former winners: Emma Rae Woodhouse, Alan McGuinness, Jem Collins and Laerke Christensen.
KMTV has an exciting opportunity for a qualified journalist (NCTJ or equivalent) to join the KMTV news team, working as a producer and, in time, as a reporter, on our daily hour-long flagship news show, Kent Tonight, our website and social media services.
I am pleased to confirm that the Daily Mail has generously agreed to offer two scholarships for students in the CfJ this year. Each will be worth £2,500 and work experience at the Daily Mail. The first scholarship will be awarded to a student studying our NCTJ accredited MA in Multimedia Journalism, the second to a final year undergraduate studying for the BA in Journalism. How do you win ? Contestants must submit an original news report suitable for publication in the print edition of the Daily Mail. Your copy should be no less than 600 words in length and no more than 1000 words. Deadline for submission is 5 pm on Friday 13th May. Please submit by e-mail to T.Luckhurst@kent.ac.uk (copy your e-mail to Nicola) AND submit a printed copy to Nicola's office. Senior staff in the Centre will draw up a shortlist of candidates who will then attend for interview with Alex Bannister, Managing Editor Associated Newspapers, at Northcliffe House on a date to be agreed in late May or June. Alex will choose the 2019 scholars from the shortlist on the basis of their news stories and performances at interview.
Starting to plan ahead for summer? Why not apply for a Google News Initiative placement with the European Journalism Centre? There 8 newsrooms participating in the UK and many others across Europe including France, Germany, Finland and Poland. They are looking for bright young people, from all over to take up these PAID placements. Get some more info here