Congratulations to the Centre for Journalism classes of '13

Many congratulations to students of the BA in Journalism and the News Industry and the MA in Multimedia Journalism who graduate today.

This afternoon's ceremony at Rochester Cathedral will be a fitting celebration of the hard work and enthusiasm you have shown in your studies. Our programmes here are intense - we are after all preparing you for the most demanding of professions - but you have risen superbly to the challenges we have thrown your way.

Harriet is Newcomer of the Year

Many congratulations to CfJ alumna Harriet Robinson (BA Journalism, 2012) who has won the prize for Newcomer of the Year at the Midlands Media Awards 2013. Yet more evidence that i) professional journalism is alive and fighting and ii) CfJ graduates are taking the profession by storm. Harriet said: "Unfortunately I didn't get to go to the ceremony because I was on holiday - but it was a fantastic surprise when I got home." It's an equally nice surprise for all of us.   

Matt Charles nominated for national prize

Huge congratulations to Matt Charles, second year student on the BA in Journalism and Deputy Editor of the Medwire, who has reached the shortlist for NUS Student Journalist of the Year. Full details of the shortlist are here To get this far is a huge achievement and we wish Matt the very best of luck in the final round.

Jobs roundup

The Centre for Journalism has a reputation for producing graduates who get excellent jobs, but the real credit is due to our students who work so hard to convert their education into professional opportunity. This year there are several who have reason to celebrate before they have received their final results. So big cheers for: Jay Akbar, who is working shifts at Sky News; Matt McKew, Trainee Reporter on the Isle of Wight County Press; Scott Mitchell, journalist with Autocar Magazine; Harley Tamplin, Trainee Reporter on the West Sussex County Times; Tiia Mustonen, now Nordic Correspondent Research Europe; Tania Steere who has secured one of the most prized traineeships in British journalism as a Trainee Reporter on the Daily Mail, and Tara Nichelle who has won a place as a Communications Intern at the United Nations in Geneva. Well done all. If anyone else has good news to share we would love to hear about it.

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