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Come to the Best Ever Student Journalism Conference, #SPANC17!

Apr
05

A friendly reminder that tickets for this year's Student Publication Assocation National Conference will be closing for sales on April 18th at 6pm.

What's the Student Publication Association National Conference I hear you cry? Well, only the conference with the best hashtag in the world, #SPANC17.

It's a weekend long event of student journalists from across the country and we've got talks, workshops, and masterclasses booked in from people from BuzzFeed, Metro.co.uk, The Times, The Telegraph, The BBC, and more.

Posted By Jem Collins read more

CFJ Kit Return *** IMPORTANT ***

Apr
05

Dear Students,

You will all be emailed regarding both overdue kit and returns of currently booked out kit.

I am away from 6th to 18th April. DO NOT RETURN KIT TO ANY OTHER MEMBER OF STAFF WHILST I AM AWAY.

Outstanding fines (printed out and shown on the kit room door) will need to be paid on the first day of the summer term 8th May and this is the deadline date for return of all kit.

Posted By Gerardo Calia read more

Journalism, Studying Journalism, Doing Well in Everything - Somehow

Apr
04

I must remember
Not to say something that ruffles any feathers
Not to give any look that shakes any heart
Not to take a route, which is a detour
Not to write a line, which causes offence
I must remember that
The days and daytime are all happy
Everything is okay and fine
It’s only my heart, which is not actually a heart

Posted By Kourosh Ziabari read more

How 'Strong' Female Protagonists Ruin Good Fiction

Apr
04

                As someone who watches a less than responsible amount of TV and movies, I’m more than a bit familiar with the clichés common across the medium. The one that I find most irritating, however, and have seen become especially common, is the ‘strong female protagonist’ or, more accurately, the Mary Sue.

Posted By Max Pearson read more

Student journalism: teaching vs on the job

Apr
04

Learning to be a journalist while a student is an interesting affair for many. Some take to it by writing for student papers as I did, perhaps maintaining a blog throughout or studies, or you chose to take the route we here at the Centre for Journalism did and decided to let someone teach us what we are supposed to know rather than muddling through by trial and error. There may well be a thousand different approaches to learning the profession, all with their own benefits and pitfalls. One thing is certainly true though, it was never going to be a stress-free endeavour.

Posted By Ruby Lyle read more

Never give up

Apr
04

Okay, some people may cringe at this blog post, but when you're in a reflective mood and have to write something, this is what happens.

Posted By Chloe Pizzey read more

Looking for volunteers for a new sound project!

Apr
03

If you're staying in Medway over Easter break, I am looking for 10-12 contributors to help test out a new social platform that is trying to make sound social.

CfJ's soundboard will be a collection of ideas and thoughts on the news of the day with students, lecturers etc. SkyNews is already using this new platform very effectively and we have been invited to be one of the first publishers!

Interested? Email Laura at lauris dot garcia at gmail dot com. 

Posted By Laura Garcia read more

Surviving Deadline Week: A Guide for Journalism undergrads

Apr
03

I’m not completely comfortable that this can be read by all my lecturers because it confirms what I’m sure they already gossip about: most of us leave our work to the last minute…case in point, this blog post.

I’m sure I could have picked a fascinating social issue or amusing personal anecdote to comment on but right now, it’s late, I’m tired and in years to come, this post will be evidence to any future employers that I can do a sequence of B+ work in such a short time which after all, is what being at university is really about.

Posted By Joe Brophy read more

Home Sweet Home

Apr
01

“Yebo.” Most people don’t notice it right away, but yebo is my constant response to anyone who is trying to get my attention. For future reference, it’s a Zulu word and it has the wonderful dual meaning of hello and yes.  

This a rambling sort of post, but today I decided to do something slightly different and actually talk about myself. Or to be more exact I have decided to talk about my home.

Posted By Siobhan Neave read more

My relationship with chocolate

Mar
31

It was my birthday last week. I won't bore you with the details. I'm only 25.

Posted By Pape Gueye read more

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