Many congratulations to our 2015 Sky News Bob Friend Scholar, Boglarka Kosztolanyi. Boglarka won the prize yesterday in stiff competition against the other shortlisted candidates: Madelaine Hanson, Adham Devenny and Evangeline Dryden.
The panel, which included Dave Betts, Managing Editor of Sky News and Stephen Claypole, Chairman of DMA Media, were greatly impressed by all four shortlisted candidates and unanimous in their choice of the winner.
The Centre for Journalism is the proud and happy recipient of new scholarship funds from Associated Newspapers, owner of the Daily Mail. This means that we are now able to offer two additional scholarships to third year undergraduates in the Centre. Each scholarship is worth £2,500. How do you win one? We are looking for original news stories suitable for publication in the print edition of the Daily Mail. Deadline is 12 Noon on Friday 20 February.
The ITV News Traineeship 2015-16 opened for applications on the ITV Jobs website today. Further details, and the online application form, can be found by following this link: www.itvjobs.com/
Applications open: Monday 19 January
Applications close: Friday 30 January
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a 1 day assessment at ITV's London office on either Wednesday 11 or Thursday 12 March.
First year students have until 4pm on Monday 9 February to submit their entries for the most prestigious prize available to journalism undergraduates in the UK: the annual Sky Bob Friend Memorial Scholarship. Shortlisting will take place soon afterwards and candidates who make the shortlist will meet a panel chaired by Neil Dunwoodie, Executive Producer Sky News.
The prize is £3,500 and a fully-funded four week internship at Sky News. Previous winners include Alan McGuinness, who now works at Sky News, Tania Steere who is a reporter on the Daily Mail and former Medwire Editor Jemma Collins, now a reporter with KMTV. The 2015 Scholar will receive their prize from Neil Dunwoodie at the 2015 Bob Friend Memorial Lecture.
This will take place on the evening of Monday 2 March in the Pilkington Lecture Theatre here on the Medway Campus. This year's lecture will take the form of a Q & A with John Humphrys, presenter of BBC Radio 4's Today Programme, in discussion with Adam Boulton of Sky News. The scholar, together with their parents and family, attends the lecture and the VIP reception that precedes it. If you need any guidance with your entry, please ask me, Ian, Richard, Rob or Lee. We will be delighted to help.