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.

Social Media opportunity with the Royal Engineers

The Royal Engineers are seeking a social media assistant with many of the skills we teach here in the CfJ. The work is based a Brompton Barracks.   A full job description appears  in the document below.  All applications should be sent to Major Sean Scullion, Chief of Staff, Regimental Hedquarters Royal Engineers, Brompton Barracks:  Sean.Scullion788@mod.gov.uk . Applications should include a CV and a covering letter.

Invitation to attend live transmission of Radio 4's Media Show

On 20 June Radio 4's The Media Show will broadcast a special edition live from the Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House. They have  subtitled the event "Revolutions" because they are looking at the revolution that is taking place in how the news is reported. Media Show editor Richard Hooper hopes this will be of interest to students in the Centre for Journalism and he invites you to apply for free tickets via this link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/the_media_show_20june18

Amol Rajan, the BBC's Media Editor, who you will all recall from this year's Bob Friend Lecture, is presenter of the Media Show. He will be joined on 20 June by Fran Unsworth, the BBC's Director of News and Current Affairs and a panel of journalists who are disrupting the mainstream media. There'll be a chance for members of the audience to ask questions. After the broadcast there will also be an opportunity for you to meet Amol and ask questions.  I encourage you to apply. It is a great opportuniuty  

2018 Daily Mail Scholarships

I'm very pleased to be able to confirm that Associated Newspapers have agreed to award two Daily Mail Scholarships in the Centre this year: a postgraduate scholarship for one student studying the MA in Multimedia Journalism and an undergraduate scholarship for one final year student on the BA in Journalism.

Each scholarship is worth £5,000 and the chance to do work experience at the Daily Mail. Winning one of these awards gives you a unique opportunity to make yourself known to a top employer. One of last year’s winners works as a reporter at the Daily Mail.

How can you win?  Contestants should submit an original news story of not fewer than 550 words and not more than 1000 words suitable for publication in the print edition of the Daily Mail. All submissions to be submitted to Nicola's office by noon on Tuesday 8th May 2018. Each submission should be accompanied by a cover sheet giving your name, the degree for which you are studying and a telephone number at which you can be reached.

Plainly you need to read the print edition of the Daily Mail and to make yourself familiar with its style and editoriual agenda. Note, please, that the requirment is for an original news story, not a comment piece or feature. For additional advice, please feel free to consult me, Angela,  Ian, Rob or Ron. Good luck!  

Placements at Peston on Sunday

As Kishan explained during his excellent session in the newsroom, there is a chance for two students from the Centre to spend a little time at Peston on Sunday.

To secure this superb opportunity, you should send Kishan and me one side of A4 setting out what you think of one edition of Pesaton on Sunday (this week's or next) and some suggestions for improvement.

Add a couple of paragraphs about yourself and, curcially, why you think you wopuld do a good job at PoS.

Kishan's e-mail address is kishan dot koria at itv dot com and you probably know that I am T.Luckhurst@kent.ac.uk 

DEADLINE TO APPLY IS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23rd, 2018

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