Operation #GetAJob Part 1



Graduating over the summer or just thinking about how to make yourself super employable? Joins un in the main newsroom on Tuesday 17th Jan at 1.30pm for a chat about the Employability Points Scheme. This is an incredible opportunity to access paid work experiences in journalism, digital publishing, multimedia work etc.

Most of these vacancies are ONLY available through the scheme and many of the events you attend as a CFJ student can add to it. 20 mins tops (plus there will be food). Wondering what Part 2 of the plan is? Come to the session, it will be revealed then!  


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BREAKING: Yr1 students totally ROCK their first radio newsday


Today our first year students BOSSED their newsday and produced two separate 30min shows. Watch out John Humphrys, these kids are coming for your job! 


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Job alert! Videographer needed for KM Charity Team

The registered charity KM Charity Team is seeking a two day a week videographer or video journalist to help strengthen output of video content for its website, social media and to provide as toolkit resources for event partners. 
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Year one radio news day on Thursday


Conference is at 0930. Come smartly dressed, as if to interview Theresa May.

Come with ideas for stories you can do on the day. If you can make any calls before, that would be great.

Lee says he will be encouraging you to think about local stories during Reporting in the coming days.

Finally, come down to the small newsroom on the first floor, G1-03 at 1205 on Wednesday after History of Journalism and Laura will run through some of the production things you'll need to remember on the day. 


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Danny Rust lands sport reporter job at Essex Echo


Many congratulations to Danny Rust, who has just landed a fantastic job as sports reporter for the Essex Echo. He'll be reporting (no doubt entirely objectively) on West Ham United as well as covering tennis and athletics.

Danny graduated from our BA programme in the summer, and tells us that his new sports editor had been keeping an eye on his progress during his time at the Centre for Journalism - and contacted him directly to tell him to apply when the job vacancy came up.

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Confused by the #Art50 case? Here are some answers


Let our Media Law Lecturer sort you out.

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How NOT to do mobile journalism


After spending several hours at the Chatham Historic Dockyard on a freezing cold Wednesday morning, my group partner [who I won’t name and shame] and I walked away like we had just made it as big-time journalists. We had turned up at the dockyard with a clear plan of action: to find the BBC comedy, Quacks, film-set and to interview several of the cast members – which was incredibly naïve of us to think that we would actually be allowed to do so, but nevertheless, we were big-time journalists ready to break our first CFJ story.

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Cumberland Lodge International Xmas 16-18 December


It's Xmas in a huge estate house in the middle of Windsor Park!Lush food, amazing rooms, carols at the Royal Chapel (yes, where the Queen goes)what more could you want? Cumberland Lodge is an educational charity that has had the tradition of hosting international students who may not be going home for Xmas and making them feel welcome.

Interested? Tell Laura Garcia (me!) straight away. I can help you apply, and even have a spot or two for free. I'm doing their photography, so you don't even have to get yourself there. I'll drive ya. My email is lcag4@kent.ac.uk

Want to know more? Have a look here:



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Extended: year one radio assessment deadline. Information about newsday.

Event date: 
12 December 2016 - 12:30am

Because the newsroom is busy this morning we are extending the radio deadline to 2pm tomorrow, Tuesday. Lunchtime today and tomorrow is clear in the newsroom, and you can also work after hours. This should be plenty of time to finish your piece.

I'm around to give emergency counselling to those having problems with their packages.

Please come to conference at 0930 on Thursday, dressed smartly, as if to interview the Prime Minister. We will be making two programmes. I'll put up lists of who is in which team on a blog here, and will appoint presenters.


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NCTJ Law - attention Year 2s


Don't forget to bring with you to Friday's NCTJ law session your McNae AND the exam test paper I gave out last week. In the interests of the environment, no more will be photocopied! 

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