Victory for Jemma and the Medwire

Congratulations and raucous applause, please, for Jemma Collins for her achievements in the 2014 Student Publication Association (SPA) Awards. Jem, a third year student on the BA in Journalism, won first prize in the Outstanding Commitment category and was highly commended in the Best Reporter category. These victories,  judged by a panel including Nick Petrie, Deputy Head of News Development at The Times and James Thornhill of the National Student, reward Jem's work as editor of The Medwire, Kent and Medway's only independent student newspaper. The SPA is the national body for all the UK's university student newspapers and competition was fierce. Well done, Jem. Trebles all round. The picture shows Jem accepting her prizes.  

Stationers' Foundation Postgraduate Bursary

I'm delighted to be able to confirm that students studying for the MA in Multimedia Journalism in 2014/15 will be eligible to apply for a postgraduate bursary funded by the Stationers' Foundation. The foundation is the charitable arm of the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers which has been involved in the training and education of entrants to the printing and publishing industries since 1557. The award, which is worth £6,000 plus support and mentoring, will be made on the basis of financial need and academic potential. The Centre for Journalism is proud to be associated with the Stationers' Foundation and to be able to offer this valuable bursary.

Further details of all funding opportunties for Centre for Journalism students are available here.

Colossal cash prizes on offer in first ever Centre for Journalism movie challenge


The Centre for Journalism movie challenge invites you make a short film of no more than 3’00" duration. The subject: a student’s-eye view of life in the Centre. We don’t want the details of the degree. We don’t want anything dull, technical or bureaucratic. We want your best depiction of the stuff that makes the Centre’s students unique. What makes studying here fun? What do journalism students do when you are not studying?  Where do you live? What do you eat and drink? Where do you dance, play sport or just relax? We want you to sell the student experience in the Centre for Journalism as colourfully and entertainingly as you can. We’ll use the best films to market and recruit students. So, apart from money (see below) and our undying gratitude, what’s in it for you? Well, it could be the prelude to your first BAFTA, perhaps even the launch of an Oscar-winning career.  We have heard (well, OK, invented) rumours that Vanessa Paradis and Jonny Depp are demanding that their agents secure parts for them.


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