An outsider looking in – a Muslim’s perspective of America

Nov
20

So unless you’ve taken a trip off to a distant planet the last few weeks, you’ll know Donald Trump is the President-elect of the United States of America. The more likely scenario is that you’ve been in a weird hybrid hibernation – sleeping for a while, waking up to check if it really happened, then pretending it didn’t by going back to sleep - since the dramatic result of a fascinating, but very depressing election. I wouldn’t blame you. We’ve just endured arguably one of the worst elections. We witnessed two candidates who were not particularly liked face off.

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US Election 2016

Nov
08

Because I am sad, and also interested in these things, I'm liveblogging the US Election tonight. Feel free to keep up with it through the night if you want, or just check in tomorrow morning for the results.

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Vine is ending and I'm sad: An obituary

Oct
28

Imagine if your favourite app was wiped from the app store and ceased to exsist. The news that Vine will be discontinued over the next few monthsleft me in shock. I was surprised to discover that I was emotionally attached to this app, and so to have that suddenly taken away had me feeling as though I had lost something. Now you're probably thinking, "Katie, get over yourself, it's a bloody mobile app." and I couldn't agree with you more, but let me explain to you why I was so invested in this app. 

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Year 3's New Perspectives web site is live again today

Oct
21

Year 3 students from the BA Journalism course are once again working on an assessed newsday. This afternoon they will be broadcasting 2 hours of live radio from the centre's newsroom. And throughout the day they will be updating their New Perspectives web site and its associated social media accounts. 

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Meet the graduates: Kishan Koria

Oct
19

In the latest of our series of interviews with recent Centre for Journalism graduates, Kishan Koria talks about landing a job with ITV's Peston on Sunday before he had graduated - and having to take time off work to take his exams.

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Today: 10-minute talk that could change your future

Oct
17

Today at 1pm we're welcoming former regional newspaper editor Rebecca Smith to the CfJ newsroom. Rebecca now works for Kent Business School here at the university, and will be introducing the ASPIRE project, which aims to encourage student entrepreneurs to develop their ideas for commercial and social enterprise ventures - and, crucially, to help provide them with funding.

She'll be giving a short, 10-minute presentation to introduce the scheme at 1pm in the main undergraduate newsroom. All undergraduate and postgraduate students are encouraged to attend.

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BBC's Fi Glover to vist CfJ

Oct
14

Fiona – Fi – Glover will visit the Centre on Monday 13 February 2017. She will speak about her career and answer questions in the main newsroom at 1pm. Fi is an award winning presenter of BBC network radio shows, fellow of the Radio Academy and founder of Sound Women – a lobbying and networking group for women in the audio industries.Fi is also a Kent graduate. She studied Classical Civilisation and Philosophy between 1987 and 1990. In July 2016 she was awarded an honorary doctorate at our graduation ceremony in Rochester Cathedral.

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Year 3 students running live news web site today

Oct
07

Third year students from our undergraduate programme are working on an assessed news day today. They'll be producing a 16-page newspaper between them by 5pm - and during the day they are also running a live news web site.

You can check out New Perspectives here.

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Team Talk, produced entirely by CfJ undergrads, makes its KMTV debut

Oct
04

When we launched KMTV last year as a joint venture between the CfJ and the KM Group, we hoped that it would prove a fertile training ground for our students as they prepare for journalism careers.

And last night's airing of the first edition of sports magazine show Team Talk on KMTV is an indication of just how well this premise is working. 

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Business journalism award win for CfJ graduate Jayna Rana

Oct
04

We like a bit of reflected glory here at the Centre for Journalism, so hearty congratulations go to Jayna Rana (MA Multimedia Journalism 2015) who this week won the Trade Journalist of the Year title at the Association of Investment Companies Media Awards for her work on Investment Week.

Great work Jayna. 

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