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Print newsday teams: Years 1 and 2

Jan
18

The teams for the print newsdays for Year 1 and 2 undergrad students over the next couple of weeks have been decided using the time-honoured CfJ sorting hat. Team 1 will produced their newspaper next Thursday (25 Jan), while Team 2 will produce theirs the following week (1 Feb). Rob and Angela will edit the two newsapers with assistance from Ron and from me. The teams are below. If your name is not on either list, let me know ASAP.

Team 1

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Last chance to post your blog for last term

Jan
15

A quick reminder to all year 1 and 2 undergrads and all MA students: if you didn't post a blog to the CfJ web site last term, today is the last chance to do so. Remember that you need to post at least once per term as part of the portfolio element of Convergent Journaism and Practical Multimedia Journalism modules.

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Briefing for 2018 Sky News Bob Friend Scholarship

Dec
08


Attention all undergraduates.

We'll be holding a briefing for the 2018 Sky News Bob Friend Scholarship on Tuesday 12 December at 1300 in the main newsroom. (UPDATE: now in the small newsroom because of the NCTJ sports journalism exam).

This is a unique and immensely valuable opportunity open to all undergraduate students in the Centre - first, second and third years. The winner will spend a month long, fully funded placement at Sky News. They will also receive a £3,000 contribution to their tuition fees. Beyond these rewards there is, of course, the prestige and glory of being a member of the tiny and highly select band of Sky Bob Friend Scholars.

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NCTJ Awards triumph for Boglarka

Nov
24

Congratulations to BA Journalism graduate Boglarka Kosztolanyi, who last night won the prestigious National Council for the Training of Journalists Award for Student Project of the Year.

Centre for Journalism staff were out in force at the ceremony at Hampton Court Palace to support Boglarka, who had been nominated for her superb third-year project Echoes of Horror - a multimedia investigation into the rise of the far right in eastern Europe and the fears of those who survived the concentration camps of World War 2 that history might be repeating itself.

Sky News political correspondent Sophie Ridge presented the awards, and Boglarka's project was praised by a judging panel of senior journalists for its  investigative rigour and use of immersive multimedia storytelling techniques.

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Public affairs revision sessions

Oct
31

Paul Francis will be running revision sessions for all those (mainly Year 2s) taking or retaking their NCTJ Public Affairs exams. The sessions are on Wednesday 1 November at 2.15, and on Wednesday 8 November at 2.15. Both sesssions will be in the small newsroom.

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Year 3 project supervisors

Oct
19

Following the year 3 project pitches, we have now allocated supervisors for each student, as shown in the table below.

Remember it is your responsibility to make contact with your supervisor. Do it soon.

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Revision session for Year 1 Convergent Journalism

May
22

We'll be holding a revision session for Year 1 Convergent Journalism in the main newsroom on Thursday (25 May) at 12 noon.

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Year 3 project marks

May
04

Marks and feedback sheets for Year 3 projects will be available from Anastasia's office from tomorrow morning.

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Blog post reminder: MA and Year 1 and 2 undergrad students

Mar
29

A quick reminder to MA students and to BA year 1 and year 2 students: make sure you have done your blog post for this term by the end of next week. 

Remember this forms part of your coursework assessments for Practical Multimedia Journalism (for the MAs) and for Convergent Journalism (for the BAs).

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Year 3 session: secondary project pieces and web analytics

Mar
03

Year 3 students please note: we'll be running a combined session on Monday 13 March to cover a couple of important things for your projects and for Convergent Journalism 3.

We'll go through the details of secondary pieces for your project, and then we'll be taking a look at web analytics - including some interesting examples using data from from your newsdays.

Session starts at 11am in the small newsroom.

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