Journalism at City College Brighton & Hove

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By Alice Reeves
NCTJ Student 2008-2009

City College Brighton and Hove provides training for the internationally recognised NCTJ Journalism course(Magazine and News). City College has been awarded the status of Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) to reflect the exceptional high standards of training for these courses.

http://www.ccb.ac.uk/public/college-life/journalism

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Journalism at City College Brighton & Hove

  1. 1. The NCTJ Course at City College Brighton & Hove<br />June 2010<br />
  2. 2. What are the main parts of the NCTJ course?<br /><ul><li> News Writing
  3. 3. Work Experience (Portfolio Evidence)
  4. 4. Law (Court Reporting & General Reporting)
  5. 5. Public Affairs (Local & Central Government)
  6. 6. Shorthand</li></li></ul><li>News Writing<br /><ul><li>Student Newspaper – ‘Student Life’
  7. 7. Work Experience (local or national)
  8. 8. Guest Speakers & Workshops
  9. 9. Written Exercises (deadline practice)
  10. 10. Practice Exam Papers
  11. 11. Portfolio</li></li></ul><li>Law<br /><ul><li>Court reporting
  12. 12. Reporting restrictions during and after trials/court cases
  13. 13. Visit to Brighton Magistrates’ Court
  14. 14. General reporting
  15. 15. Contempt of Court
  16. 16. Defamation
  17. 17. Privacy
  18. 18. Copyright
  19. 19. PCC Code</li></li></ul><li>Public Affairs<br /><ul><li>Local Government
  20. 20. Structure of Local Authorities
  21. 21. Provision of services
  22. 22. Finance
  23. 23. Local Elections
  24. 24. Central Government
  25. 25. UK government & European Union
  26. 26. NHS, Social Security, Regulatory Bodies, Basic Economics etc…
  27. 27. General Elections</li></li></ul><li>Shorthand<br /><ul><li>Teeline Gold
  28. 28. Goal = 100wpm
  29. 29. Practise every day
  30. 30. Very useful skill</li></li></ul><li>What did I gain?<br /><ul><li>Work experience researching for The Mail on Sunday
  31. 31. Interview published in a The Sunday Times supplement
  32. 32. Work experience on The Argus (completed my portfolio)
  33. 33. Two features published in national LGBT magazine 3Sixty
  34. 34. Six months as Journalist & Author Damian Barr’s PA
  35. 35. Set up political news website (The Vibe: www.the-vibe.co.uk) for young people, written by young people
  36. 36. ‘Brighton Guru’ for international community reviews website, Qype (www.qype.co.uk) – paid work, at last!</li></li></ul><li>Opportunities in Brighton<br /><ul><li>The Argus
  37. 37. Journalism.co.uk
  38. 38. Latest 7
  39. 39. XYZ
  40. 40. 3SIXTY and One80news
  41. 41. Source
  42. 42. Eco-storm (Video journalism)
  43. 43. Juice 107.2 FM (radio)
  44. 44. Radio Reverb (community radio)
  45. 45. Many more...</li></li></ul><li>Digital Media in Brighton<br /><ul><li>Huge and rapidly growing sector in Sussex
  46. 46. Over 600 digital media companies in and around Brighton
  47. 47. Wired Sussex (www.wiredsussex.com) advertised over 500 vacancies last year
  48. 48. Games studios and games development
  49. 49. Web companies in need of copywriters
  50. 50. TV Producers (Ricochet, who produce ‘Supernanny’ are based in Brighton)
  51. 51. Brighton is leading location for the development of 3DTV
  52. 52. Share of E-learning market down here is equal to London – very similar skills to journalism
  53. 53. Very strong freelance community (Write Club, Brighton Farm)</li></li></ul><li>Some useful jobs websites…<br /><ul><li>Hold the Front Page - www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk
  54. 54. Journalism.co.uk - www.journalism.co.uk
  55. 55. The Press Gazette - www.pressgazette.co.uk
  56. 56. Journalisted – www.journalisted.com
  57. 57. Wired Sussex – www.wiredsussex.com</li>

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