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Travel grant for aspiring radio journalists (!!!!)

Aug
18

All you aspiring Hemingways and Graham Greenes...here's your chance. 
 
Every year, in partnership with BBC Radio 4, the Royal Geographical Society give someone £5,000 to make their dream journey – anywhere in the world – and record their adventure for a Radio 4 documentary.
 
They are looking for aspiring journalists with a passion for radio who are excited about finding new ways to tell original stories in sound. Past recipients have gone to the South Pacific, Mexico, India and Sierra Leone, to mention just a few.
 
 
DEADLINE NOV 6, 2017
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Ever dreamed of working for the BBC's World Service?

Jul
12

If you're bilingual and want to get an insider's look at how the World Service works, the BBC Future Voices Trainee Scheme is just for you!

CLICK THIS LINK FOR MORE INFO

Deadline is on July 24th, 2017

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Centre for Journalism covers shock #GeneralElection2017

Jun
09

Students and lecturers from the Centre for Journalism covered the results of the General Election in 2017 for KMTV, ITV Meridian, BBC Radio Kent and many more.

 
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Want to help cover the General Election??

May
19

Various broadcasters have approached CfJ asking for students to help cover the General Election overnight on the 8th of June. Interested?

1st years, 2nd years, 3rd years and MAs can all apply to help!

IF YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF POLITICAL HISTORY email Laura Garcia on l.garcia@kent.ac.uk by WED 24th OF MAY.

She will be dealing with assignments over night. 

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Byline Festival - The World's First Festival Of Journalism is looking for volunteers!

May
15

Where and when? 2-4 June, Pippingford Park, Nutley, East Sussex, is looking for volunteers - sign up for a pair of free tickets worth £300 if you can help

Interested? please contact Stephen Colegrave at Stephen@byline.com

Byline Festival will feature many great journalists and is partnered by NUJ, The Press Association and the Frontline Club, who will be recreating their world famous bar at the festival. With three big tent discussions and a special workshop programme for student journalists this will be a great event - but it doesn't stop there.

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Interested in politics? Pollstation is looking for writers #GE2017

May
05

Want to build your portfolio? Get published? Write about interesting issues?

"Pollstation" - is an online media / publishing startup that runs polls (similar to YouGov) and provides their readers with neutral briefings on the topics they poll. 

They are looking for an opportunity to work with keen students to help produce subject briefings for Pollstation. The purpose of our briefings is to provide our readers with a concise, balanced, factual digest - outlining the background, and explaining the various arguments on either side of each issue being debated / polled.

More info here: http://www.pollstation.com/put-the-world-to-rights-write-for-us/

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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. 

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Bob Friend Memorial Lecture 2017

Mar
17

Missed this year's Bob Friend Memorial Lecture? Fear not! Thanks to our incredible team of student volunteers Ed Conway's insightful lecture on fake news and the age of Trump is available on Youtube. You can also watch previous lectures by Stuart Ramsey, Adam Bolton & John Humphrys and Alex Crawford.

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Calling all 2nd year students!

Feb
22

Interested in broadcast journalism? We are now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 paid KMTV internships. Apply the skills you learn at CFJ in a real newsroom. KMTV will be broadcasting LIVE on terrestrial TV sobre the summer so it's an exciting time to join. 

Send your CV, Cover Letter and a 60sec voxpop to Laura Garcia on lgarcia [at] thekmgroup.co.uk by Friday the 3rd of March.

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New Sports Talk Show in Town!

Feb
07

Tune in on Tuesdays at 1pm on CSR radio to listen to our 2nd year students Phil Wellbrook, Ismail Khwaja, Tommaso Fiore and Ethan Van Ristell talking all things After succesfully running their podcast BiteSizeSport, they were incorporated into CRS's weekly programming! 

You can listen ONLINE HERE or follow them on TWITTER for more updates. 

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