2019 Sky Bob Friend Scholarship - applications in January

Sky's Sophy Ridge, presenter of Sophy Ridge on Sunday, will deliver the 2019 Sky Bob Friend Memorial Lecture and present the 2019 Bob Friend Scholarship  in the Historic Dockyard Church on Wednesday 6 March 2019. First, of course, we must select a scholar.  So, there will be a detailed briefing for students who wish to compete for the 2019 Sky News Bob Friend Scholarship on Monday 14 January at 1300 in the main newsroom. 

This is a unique and immensely valuable opportunity open to 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.

You don't get the joke: millenials, memes and the news age crisis

News faces an age crisis: it cannot attract young people. In the minds of the young, serious journalism has the same status as picking up the phone or drinking Horlicks. We young folk are not renowned for buying newspapers or making time to watch Newsnight. So what can the industry do to win our affection?

NCTJ Law exam revision - attention Yr 2s and MAs

Don't forget your final class before the Essential Media Law exam is on Friday. Year 2s - please note our room has changed this term - we are in G2-04. (MAs remain the same).  Please bring your McNae with you. We will be working through the Sample 2 exam - the one which is on Moodle - plus a few extras.  If you are choosing to do the Court Reporting module, classes will start the following Friday - the 25th - same times, same places. 

Calling all news junkies! The FT is looking for a Trainee Reporter

The team at FT Specialist are looking for a Trainee Reporter to join their busy team. This position is for an initial 18 months, but there may be an opportunity for a permanent position at the end of the traineeship for the right person.

FT Specialist (part of the Financial Times Group) is home to 15 different products catering for various segments of the business information world, from high level executives in the banking and pensions industries to financial advisers and personal investors. They publish across print, digital, video and audio and host a series of events both in the UK and globally.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain experience within different areas of the business and will join a team of 80 journalists based in London, and a total of 150 worldwide, writing for a diverse range of audiences. During this internship, they will also be able to complete a professional journalism qualification.

If you are looking for the chance to be mentored by award-winning journalists and develop your skills in this field, the FT would love to hear from you! Want to know more? CLICK HERE

The Newark Advertiser is looking for people!

The Newark Advertiser is looking for a chief reporter and reporter to join its busy newsroom.

The successful candidates will be highly motivated, have strong news gathering skills and be able to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines. A strong news sense is vital, as is the ability to provide accurate clean copy for both print and online.Building a strong online audience is crucial so the successful candidate must be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of social media. A full driving licence is essential.

The chief reporter will be responsible for leading our team of journalists, guiding our trainees and seniors to create scintillating stories as well as helping to structure the paper and production process, from dummy to deadline.You will need to be methodical and meticulous and have a thorough legal knowledge.

The Advertiser, part of Iliffe Media, is at the heart of the Nottinghamshire community it has served for more than 160 years, publishing a two-edition paid-for weekly newspaper and its associated website.Iliffe Media is a growing, independent company with a proud history in local media. We think the printed newspaper is as important as its digital future, but it has to be local and relevant.

Interested? CVs and a covering letter should be sent to the editor Sharon Hodkin – s.hodkin@iliffepublishing.co.uk no later than January 28.

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