Interactive masterclass with BBC's Allan Little

Feb
19

This is the first of a series of masterclass sessions with senior journalists visiting the Centre for Journalism, produced as an interactive Flash presentation. BBC World Affairs correspondent Allan Little talks to staff and students about his career reporting from some of the world's most difficult places.

This is an embeddable file. Click the 'share' button on the presentation's main menu to embed it into your own web site or personal blog. Note: Will work best with the most up-to-date version of the free Quicktime player, available here

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Timed Writing Test 2: Feb 24

Feb
17

Just to remind you that your second and final timed writing test for Reporting and Writing One is Tuesday February 24.

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Shorthand Superstar

Feb
12

Laura HartmannMany congratulations to Laura Hartmann on becoming the first student in the Centre for Journalism to sit and pass an NCTJ shorthand exam. This also makes Laura the first student to pass an NCTJ exam of any variety. Very well done Laura.  I promise to deliver a bottle of wine in recognition of your excellent pioneering achievement. I think I should also invite the British government to take a look at the way English language and English grammar are taught in Germany. We might learn something.

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Register for your exams

Feb
12

A reminder that all undergraduates need to register online for their exams. The deadline is tomorrow, Friday 13 February.

It's very straightforward. Go the Student Data System here and follow the links.

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Ecstasy is no more dangerous than riding a horse, says top scientist

Feb
10

Entirely co-incidentally, I happened to mentioned this issue during our class on regulation yesterday.

As I said, the argument has always been that in terms of risk of death, taking this illegal drug is far safer than riding a horse.

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Christmas blog winners and new site editor

Feb
09

Well it's taken a while because of the complex scientific rigour involved in the judging process, but the, erm, panel of assessors has finally agreed the winners of the Christmas blogging incentive scheme.

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Easter work placements

Feb
06

As promised, here are the details of the available work placements at the Kent Messenger Group over Easter.

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A maestro reveals his methods

Feb
04

Today's House of Commons Treasury committee was grilling journalists about their role in reporting the financial crisis, including the BBC's Robert Peston who despite his unconventional delivery has been scooping the rest of the pack on a regular basis. What he has to say about reporting is well worth listening to. He says that 'corkers' rarely land on his lap, rather, getting a good story is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle, often with hundreds of different pieces.

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Scottish Politics

Feb
04

Have a look at this piece by Michael Crick from last  week's Newsnight about the Scottish budget row. It gives a good sense of what happens in a coalition system which depends on proportional voting. We will be covering that in more detail next week as well as talking about devolution later in the term.  

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Polar opposites

Feb
03

Whilst Britons are enjoying days off frolicking in the snow, our Australian counterparts are suffering in the oppressive heat. Although the weather down under has eased off in the past couple of days, the country has seen its longest heat wave since records began. Areas such as Melbourne in the South-East, normally known for their rapidly changing cooler weather, have been particularly badly hit with temperatures of over forty degrees centigrade during the last week.

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