CfJ international blog wins silver

The Centre for Journalism's new blog for international students has won silver in the university's International Impact Awards.

Created by our own Laura Garcia, the blog aims to highlight the experiences of our international students on our BA and MA journalism programmes for visitors to the main university web site. The award panel was particularly impressed with the interactive map that Laura created featuring videos from CfJ students and alumni all over the globe. 

With the award comes £1,000 to spend on internationalisation activities for the department. We'd be interested in hearing any good ideas from CfJ students out there as to how this might be spent to encourage more overseas students to join us, or to strengthen our exisiting alumni network.

CfJ student wins NCTJ project of the year award for second year running

Hearty congratulations to the three Centre for Journalism students who were honoured at last night's NCTJ Awards gala dinner.

It was a Centre for Journalism one-two in the student project of the year category. Mike Haffenden took top spot with his brilliant documentary on Team BRIT, the motorsport team helping to rehabilitate injured service personnel; and Indya Clayton was highly commended with her fantastic investigation into the shortage of black blood donors in the UK. Both graduated in the summer. Mike is now working for DriveTribe - the online venture founded by Messrs Clarkson, May and Hammond; Indya starts work at the Oxford Mail on Monday.

In the hotly contested features category, Year 2 student Isabel Eidhamar was commended for her portfolio that included pieces on ocean plastics and an interactive interview with a survivor of the Utoya terror attack in Norway.

This is the second successive year that a CfJ student has scooped the project of the year award, following Boglarka Kosztolanyi's win in 2017 for her interactive project on the rise of Hungary's far right.

No pressure then, Year 3.

Hat-trick of successes for Centre for Journalism students in NCTJ awards shortlist

No fewer than three Centre for Journalism students have been shortlisted in this year's National Council for the Training of Journalists Awards.

In the student project category, two CfJ documentaries are on the shortlist:

Mike Haffenden's superb film Team BRIT - on the Road to Recovery examines how a motor racing team is playing a major part in the rehabiliation of injured British armed forces service personnel.

And Indya Clayton's wonderful documentary The Search for Black Blood goes on a personal journey investigating why there are so few black blood donors in the UK.


In the features category, third year student Isabel Eidhamar has been shortlisted for a portfolio that includes her amazing multimedia profile of a survivor of the Utoya massacre in Norway.

Year 3 project supervisors

Supervisors for the Year 3 journalism projects are as in the table below.

Remember that it is the student's responsibility to set up appointments with their supervisor. You should arrange to see them at the earliest opportunity.

Journalism-themed tunes for #cfj10

Looking forward to seeing lots of old and new faces tomorrow night (215 at the latest count) at The Deep End for our celebration of the Centre for Journalism's first decade.

If you haven't yet registered to attend, just head to our Eventbrite event page - that way you won't miss out on the free glass of fizz. The fun starts at 7.

Word is that @lauragrb has been hard at work scouring old Welcome Week videos from down the years, which may make their way onto the big screen...

And I also hear that @Robert_Bailey_ is preparing a journalism-themed playlist for his Karaoke offering on the night, starting of course with The Beatles' Here Comes The Sun. Add your own suggestions at #cfj10. The more obscure the better.

And finally, just for the avoidance of doubt next week, remember that what goes on in the Deep End, stays in the Deep End...


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