Sussex seeks teaching fellow

The Department of Media, Cultural Studies and Journalism at Sussex University is advertising for a full-time, permanent Teaching Fellow in Journalism Salary range: starting at £31,656 and rising to £37,768 per annum Expected start date: 1 September 2016 You will possess strong practical experience in journalism or a higher degree in a relevant area or will have equivalent scholarly or relevant professional activity. You will have teaching experience to undergraduate level. You will have strong experience in the practice of journalism and awareness of how to teach this practice to others. You will be interested in developing journalism at the University of Sussex. Closing date for applications: 26 May 2016 For full details and how to apply see www.sussex.ac.uk/jobs    ...
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NCTJ report lists key skills for student journalists

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 happens to all jobs over time. For some occupations, the change is such that the job all but disappears from the economy, to be replaced by jobs that emerge. For other jobs, such as journalism we presume, it is the nature of the job that changes. It expresses concern about 'shrinkage' that has meant that local newspapers are perhaps no longer the main route for students to get jobs in professional journalism. It also turns rather NUJ when it states: There is a changing age balance of journalists, with older, more experienced, journalists being replaced by younger workers. This is driven both by costs (younger journalists being, on average,...
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