BBC South East Today Placements

For the second year in succession, Quentin Smith, Editor of BBC South East Today, has agreed to take two exceptional students from the Centre, one third year undergraduate and one MA student, on placement this summer. These placements will be based in the BBC South East newsroom in Tunbridge Wells.

South East Today is a winner of the Royal Television Society award for best regional news programme. It routinely secures a larger audience than Newsnight.

2017 Bob Friend Memorial Lecture

Every student and member of staff in the Centre is cordially invited to attend the 2017 Bob Friend Memorial Lecture and to celebrate Emma Rae Woodhouse's achievement in winning the 2017 Bob Friend Memorial Schilarship.This year's lecturer is Ed Conway, Economics Editor of Sky News. His topic is: Trump, Brexit the mainstream media and how to save it.  Please join Emma and Ed in the Royal Dockyard Church at 7pm on Thursday 2nd March.

Shortlisted candidates for 2017 Bob Friend Scholarship

Many thanks to every student who submitted an entry to this year's competitition. The standard was exceptionally high. However, the panel has reached a unanimous decision. The shortlisted candidates who wlll travel to Sky's Millbank studios in central London on Friday for interview and test are: Bernardita Botto, Duarte Dias, George Nixon and Emma Rae Woodhouse.

Future News Worldwide

Future News worldwide is a new youth journalism programme run by the British Council in partnership with Reuters, CNN, Facebook and Google News Lab. The organisers are looking for 20 of the most talented students from across the UK to attend an exclusive conference in the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on 6 and 7 July 2017.

Winners will join reporters from around the world for an intensive journalism training programme, talks and coaching from top editors, broadcasters and writers. The programme is open to undergraduate students aged 18-25. Applications are open at and close on 28 February. Note that this is a fully funded opportunity. All costs including travel to and from Edinburgh, accommodation and board, will be covered by the British Council. 

If you have any questions about the programme please contact: Sarah Gorman, Programme Manager,Futre News Worldwide. Tel: 0131 524 5716 (Office) 07785 275973 (Mobile) or


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