Introducing our new Year in Journalism programme

Do you want to be a journalist?

Would you like to learn the skills you need to challenge fake news and get work in a twenty first century newsroom? Now, Kent’s award-winning Centre for Journalism is pleased to offer the Year in Journalism. This freestanding, self-contained year, is open to students from other Schools in the University of Kent and can be taken after stage two or three (that is, between your second and final year, or after your final year). The programme is fully accredited by the National Council for the Tranining of Journalists.

Journalism is more than an exciting and glamorous occupation. At its best, by informing what millions believe, holding power to account and challenging injustice, it reinforces the most cherished values of democratic societies

How does the Year in Journalism fit into my degree?

During the year, you will work exclusively within the Centre for Journalism. You will learn in a live newsroom environment, complete with dedicated radio and television studios. Your tutors will include working reporters, former editors of national newspapers and specialist correspondents. You will study for the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Diploma in Journalism. This nationally recognised professional qualification is the passport to a career in journalism.  You will then return to your home School and graduate (if successful) with your current degree title augmented with the words with a Year in Journalism.

Community Journalism Project seeks reporters

Reach PLC is currently recruiting for reporters as part of the Community News Project - a partnership between Facebook, local news publishers and the National Council for the Training of Journalists .
We want people who care about their communities, and want to make a difference in local communities. We’re especially keen to hear from people who believe they can help make our newsrooms more representative of the communities they serve.  

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.

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