Publication of Centre for Journalism report into BBC Radio 5Live's public service commitments

Today sees the publication of a major study by Centre for Journalism academic staff.

Professor Tim Luckhurst, Dr Ben Cocking, Ian Reeves and Rob Bailey are joint authors of Assessing the Delivery of BBC Radio 5 Live's Public Service Commitment, which was launched this morning at a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Media Group at the Palace of Westminster.

Members of the group chaired by Rosie Cooper MP were presented with the findings of the report, which demonstrates that 5Live is not meeting its licensing requirement that 75 per cent of its annual broadcast output should consist of news and current affairs programming.

The report, published by Abramis is available to download here. You can also view it in the online reader below.

The research was carried out following the award of a research grant by News UK and Ireland Ltd.

Print newsday - let battle commence

All first and second years will be in action for a print newsday on Thursday, January 31.

As ever, you'll be split into two mixed teams in a challenge to out-scoop each other. Rumour has it both teams will be producing newspapers in the style of The Guardian.

Conference will be held at 1pm on Monday in G1-04 for Rob's team and G3-19 for Angela's team. And here are the squads:

You don't get the joke: millenials, memes and the news age crisis

News faces an age crisis: it cannot attract young people. In the minds of the young, serious journalism has the same status as picking up the phone or drinking Horlicks. We young folk are not renowned for buying newspapers or making time to watch Newsnight. So what can the industry do to win our affection?

NCTJ Law exam revision - attention Yr 2s and MAs

Don't forget your final class before the Essential Media Law exam is on Friday. Year 2s - please note our room has changed this term - we are in G2-04. (MAs remain the same).  Please bring your McNae with you. We will be working through the Sample 2 exam - the one which is on Moodle - plus a few extras.  If you are choosing to do the Court Reporting module, classes will start the following Friday - the 25th - same times, same places. 

Calling all news junkies! The FT is looking for a Trainee Reporter

The team at FT Specialist are looking for a Trainee Reporter to join their busy team. This position is for an initial 18 months, but there may be an opportunity for a permanent position at the end of the traineeship for the right person.

FT Specialist (part of the Financial Times Group) is home to 15 different products catering for various segments of the business information world, from high level executives in the banking and pensions industries to financial advisers and personal investors. They publish across print, digital, video and audio and host a series of events both in the UK and globally.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain experience within different areas of the business and will join a team of 80 journalists based in London, and a total of 150 worldwide, writing for a diverse range of audiences. During this internship, they will also be able to complete a professional journalism qualification.

If you are looking for the chance to be mentored by award-winning journalists and develop your skills in this field, the FT would love to hear from you! Want to know more? CLICK HERE

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