OICP’s Senior Lecturer Alexandra Shakespeare has today announced her role as a trustee of the new PressPad Charitable Foundation.
The Foundation exists to improve socio-economic diversity within the media by lowering the financial barrier for young people who want to become journalists.
Among its first donors are the Duke and Duchess of Sussex via their Archewell Foundation.
The shortlists have been announced for @publicitycircle awards and in the category of Best Children’s and YA Celebrity Campaign, two @PubOxford alumni appear: Kirsten Cozens @KirstenBryony from Walker Books and Elaine Egan @ElaineEgan_ from Hachette Ireland, for their campaigns for My First Cook Book by David Atherton and Break the Mould by Sinead Burke.
Kirsten won a PPC award in 2019 and was shortlisted for a 2020 London Book Fair Trailblazer Award. Elaine also won a PPC award for her campaign on Lucy Vine's debut novel, Hot Mess.
Thinking about a career in journalism? There are certain things - like a good knowledge of media law and ethics, multimedia skills and social media - you'll need. Here's everything you'll learn on the NCTJ-accredited MA Journalism at Oxford Brookes....
Samantha Harman @PubOxford @Samantha_editor shares some tips on getting a job in journalism at Generation Tribe. She writes about how you get work experience, how you get bylines and grow your profile, what qualifications you need and how to cope with the stress. You can read the full article here
Samantha Harman has edited titles including the Oxford Mail and Bucks Free Press and leads the NCTJ-accredited MA Journalism here at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing.
A career in journalism is incredibly rewarding. You’re at the forefront of breaking news; starting each day with no idea what will happen or who’ll you’ll be speaking to.
Sound exciting? Here are some top tips for getting a career in journalism.
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Samantha Harman of OICP @Samantha_editor was quoted alongside fellow journalists Alan Rusbridger and Geordie Greig in InPublishing’s selection of the Media Quotes of the Year.
Writing about the online abuse of journalists, she said: ‘We’ve seen a toxic rhetoric emerge over the last couple of years that all journalists are “scum” and that it’s acceptable to hide behind the internet to say whatever you want to them. It reached a boiling point this year during coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement, with reporters having to deal with abhorrent, disgusting and racist comments on stories.’
Dr Caroline Davis from OICP has published a new book with Cambridge University Press in their Elements series: African Literature and the CIA.
During the period of decolonization in Africa, the CIA subsidized a number of African authors, editors and publishers as part of its anti-communist covert propaganda strategy. Her new book unravels the hidden networks and associations underpinning African literary publishing in the 1960s; it investigates the success of the CIA in disrupting and infiltrating African literary magazines and publishing firms, and determines the extent to which new circuits of cultural and literary power emerged. Based on new archival evidence relating to the Transcription Centre, The Classic and The New African, it includes case studies of Wole Soyinka, Nat Nakasa and Bessie Head, which assess how their literary careers were influenced by these transnational literary institutions, and their response to these interventions.
Richard Lennon, Publishing Director of Penguin Random House Audio @PRHAudio, is in conversation with Angus Phillips. Richard talks about trends in the UK audio market, some recent bestsellers, and the kind of projects that work well as audiobooks.
Other recent episodes cover children’s publishing, publishing in India, the motivations of book buyers, and magazine journalism.
You can find the podcast here
Douglas Stuart, author of Shuggie Bain which recently won the Booker Prize, featured in an Zoom event on Thursday 17 December 2020. He appeared in conversation with Sarah Franklin from OICP, author of the recently published How to Belong. This virtual event was part of a series organized by Blackwell’s.
A FUND which helps people from diverse backgrounds get into journalism is taking applications.
The Journalism Diversity Fund (JDF) awards bursaries to people from diverse backgrounds who need help funding their NCTJ journalism training.
Bursaries are awarded four times per year and can help cover the costs of NCTJ course fees and/or living expenses.
The fund is aimed at aspiring journalists without the financial means to attend an NCTJ-accredited course who can show they can bring diversity to a newsroom.
The fund is for people from a different background to the majority of people who occupy newsrooms (white middle class).