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Ben Falk: new recruit to Coventry

Coventry’s rise up the university league tables has astonished many in academia. Positioned at 15, it ranks well above Birmingham, York, Edinburgh and many other ‘old’ universities. New recruit, Ben Falk, explains the transition from London Met to starting as senior lecturer in the journalism department and discusses the challenges ahead. There‚Äôs few things more […]

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Journalism students cover #GE2015

Journalism students used Periscope, Skype and Whats App to broadcast live from election counts across the UK. Birmingham City, Bournemouth, Leeds Beckett, Salford, Sunderland, Westminster and Winchester were among the universities who had journo students covering election night. Brunel journalism students were perhaps the luckiest of the lot with the Uxbridge and South Ruislip count […]

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New site for EU student scholarships

We have been notified of a non-profit EU-funded student finance portal European Funding Guide ( The platform helps students in 16 EU countries access more than 12,000 scholarship programs and other forms of financial aid, worth a total of 27 billion Euros. Financial difficulties are still the number one reason for students aborting or never […]

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NCTJ report lists key skills for student journalists

J-schools should be teaching ‘new and enhanced skills’ in areas including ethics, fact checking, digital skills, PR, freelancing, entrepreneurialism, time management and audience relationships according to a new report from the NCTJ. The accrediting body that is probably best known for its dogged commitment to 100-WPM shorthand (sorry, this writer only managed 80), states: Change […]

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A training day for new hackademics?

The AJE Committee is seeking views on holding a training day aimed at journalists looking to find work lecturing and those in the first few years of teaching. It is in the very early stages of planning, but we are keen to establish if there is demand for such an event. It is likely there […]

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