Amol Rajan delivers the tenth Bob Friend Sky News lecture


Laerke Christensen became the tenth* Centre for Journalism student to recieve the unique Bob Friend Sky News Scholarship last night, at a glittering event on the Historic Dockyard at Medway.

Sky News assistant editor Peter Diapre presented Laerke with her award, following which BBC media editor Amol Rajan delivered a brilliant lecture 'The Tortoise and the Share' - more of which next week.

In the meantime there are more pictures of last night's event over on our Facebook pages.

* And yes it is the tenth. Tim is buying me an abacus for my next birthday. Clearly I'm in denial over the number of years since our first event...

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IMPORTANT NCTJ LAW MESSAGE - attention Year 2s and MAs.


Please don't forget to bring with you to your Court Reporting classes tomorrow the test paper which I gave out last week.  The exam is getting nearer and we need to work on test papers from now on. I don't intend to photocopy any more - so you must come equipped with your paper - and McNae.

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All students - Please return overdue kit by 3pm friday 23rd Feb


Some students have kit that is long overdue. It must be returned by 3pm tomorrow 23rd february.

You must return it to me and only me, Gerardo and come prepared to settle your fine in cash - no change will be available, no kit will be accepted without settlement and an additional penalty would be incurred.

Failure to return the kit by 3pm tomorrow will double your penalty.




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SPA Awards 2018 Are Now Open Until March 15!


Hello lovely CfJers, just a quick reminder that the annual Student Publication Association National Awards are now open until March 15!

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You won't believe what happened to me last week: my Watergate


Ever watched a movie and witnessed something so bizarre in it you couldn’t help but wonder if it would ever happen to you in real life?

It happened to me last week, chasing a story for a print assignment due this week concerning a follow up to a notable death last year in a car park close-by.

Now, I’ve had to jump through hoops to interview the former MP of Kingston and Surbition, climb mountains to interrogate everyone’s favourite Mysterious Girl Peter Andre, but have never found myself in a Woodward/Bernstein meets Deepthroat position for a story before.

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Year 2 radio news day teams


Here are the teams for the year 2 radio news day this Wednesday, 21 February. I'm looking for a male and female presenter for my team.

Laura's presenters are Holly Tidwell and Callum Macavoy.

Please let me know if you want to do this. I'm giving preference to people who haven't presented a radio or TV programme yet.

Conference is at 0900 on Wednesday: my team in the big newsroom and Laura's in her office, the TV studio.




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


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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AWESOME 360 VIDEO OPPORTUNITY - apply by Monday 19th Feb at 5pm


The Centre has been offered the incredible opportunity to cover the Table Tennis World Cup in London next Friday the 23rd of February. We have been asked to produce a short 360 video about the event. 

Our lecturer Laura Garcia is looking for TWO ASSISTANTS to help plan, shoot and edit this project. 

Want to get in on it? Send a paragraph with a proposal on how to cover this event in 360 video by Monday 19th Feb at 5pm to

EVERYBODY can apply - Yr3's we can rearrange your solo newsday to Thursday. Expenses will be covered.

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