Fixtures for week one of the Shorthand Champions League. Matches to be played in your regular shorthand classes on Friday, February 6.
Every student journalist should get into the routine of sending Freedom of Information requests as a tool for generating exclusive news.
It's a topic I discussed with second year students this week, as part of a 10th anniversary review of the Act. The sentiment is echoed by Press Gazette today.
First years and postgraduates will clash pens for the first time as the world's premier exhibition of competitive shorthand returns for a second season.
The group stage of the Shorthand Champions League kicks off at 10am next Friday for first years, and at noon for MAs.
Groups were drawn at a glitzy ceremony held in the Centre for Journalism's TV studio, overseen by Laura Garcia of the Central American Competitive Shorthand Federation (CACSF).
Adham Devenny, Olivia Eden-Brown, Annabelle Letten, Keilan Webster, Leah Wood
First and second year students combined to produce two newspapers packed with news, features and analysis yesterday.
The Medway Mail and the Medway Metro included fresh angles on some of the biggest stories in the county - the fear of fracking, the chaos of Operation Stack, the closure of a major Tesco store, the publication of school league tables and the plans to redevelop Rochester Airport.
They also led the way with some genuine exclusives, including a harrowing interview with a Holocaust survivor and outrage at sexualised clothes being targeted at children in Medway.
We can exclusively reveal the teams for the year one and two joint print newsday on Thursday, January 30.
Both groups will be producing a 16 page newspaper in the style of the Daily Mail. Teams will be edited by Rob and Ian. Ron Green has agreed to be an editor “at large” and promises to provide neutral advice (just remember we’ve worked together for years, Ron…).