The Reading Chronicle newspaper is looking for a trainee reporter to join our recently graduated Nick Gutteridge, one of last year's MAs. Coincidentally the Chronicle was my first newspaper, where I spent two extremely happy years learning the trade before graduating onto the Observer. The paper is looking for people with their 100 wpm shorthand and NCTJ diploma, once again emphasising the importance of getting your qualifications!! You can read the details here
Sorry I can't be with you for either of your radio classes this week. I have been called away urgently to be with my family. I plan to be back next Monday.
Would you mind using one and a half hours of class time this week to complete this radio exam? All files attached. We'll look at it together next week.
Two CfJ graduates, Kathryn Cain and James Averill, already work for LSN Media. Now the company is looking to recruit new staff. Qualified canddiates are encouraged to apply. The bare facts are as follows:
LSN Media, a division of Local World, is looking for three ambitious, motivated and talented trainee reporters to join its multi-media newsrooms in Milton Keynes, Bedford and Northampton.
An all-rounder with an eye for a story, you will be expected to produce lively, engaging and accurate content for our newspapers, websites and social media.
You will relish reporting on a range of topics, have a knack for looking beyond the press release and bringing in off-diary stories and enjoy making and maintaining contacts in the community.
You will also have completed your NCTJ preliminary exams or equivalent and have a current full driving licence and access to a car.
Read the full details here
Dean Kilpatrick, who graduated from last year’s BA course, was highly commended in the W.F. Deedes Young Journalist of the Year category of the Kent Media Awards last Friday.
Judges praised his Kent on Sunday articles and said that competition for the young journalist category was particularly fierce.
His award was presented by Jonathan Neame, chief executive of Shepherd Neame Brewery, which launched the awards 25 years ago and is the sole sponsor.
Please note that because of Friday's Newsday, the usual Friday NCTJ law session will now be on THURSDAY JAN 31ST FROM 1100 - 1300 IN ROOM G4-03. This is for all Year 2s who are taking Court Reporting. As most of you had an exam last Friday, this will be the first session of your new syllabus so it's really important that you attend.