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).
We are delighted to offer to industry professionals three MA Publishing modules, each of which can be taken as a standalone 12-week course from anywhere in the world. Study with us for continued professional development, or as a stepping-stone to the complete Master’s programme.
Modules Running: 24 January to 26 April 2021
• Sales and Marketing for Publishing
• International Management of Publishing and Rights
• Data-Driven Marketing and Publishing (this will be repeated over the summer semester 3 May - 1 August 2021)
We are delighted to announce that OICP's journalism programmes have been accredited by the NCTJ. This accreditation applies to the MA Journalism and the journalism pathway on the BA Media, Journalism and Publishing. The award of accreditation recognizes quality training in journalism skills ready for a successful career in the industry.
This month sees publication of two new books, by Sarah Franklin and Craig Taylor.
Sarah Franklin returns with How to Belong, a compelling tale of lost connection and finding a home, perfect for fans of Tessa Hadley and Maggie O'Farrell.
Sarah grew up in rural Gloucestershire and has lived in Austria, Germany, the USA and Ireland. She lectures in publishing at OICP and has written for the Guardian, Irish Times, Psychologies magazine and The Pool.
A unique dystopia, a remarkable psychological fantasy, an absurdist satire, Craig Taylor's City Of O is republished for the first time since 2005 in a totally new edition. Craig has been nominated for the British Science Fiction book of the year, edits fiction for a well-known publisher and is a lecturer at OICP. He is the author of the cult Kev King novels - described as ‘brilliant’ by the Sun and ‘horribly entertaining’ by the Mirror - which have been optioned for TV.
MA Journalism student Rachel Hains has published an article in the Oxford Mail about parking at the John Radcliffe Hospital. She reveals that staff at the hospital are having to pay daily fines due to a backlog in applications for permits being processed. The article was published in the paper on Thursday 22 October 2020.
Media Journalism and Publishing student Rosie (aka Roisin) Clear has been selected to take part in the Rickshaw Challenge for BBC's Children in Need to raise money for charity.
The challenge which is now in its 10th year, takes place at Goodwood in West Sussex from Friday 6 November. The team will cover a variety of terrains to reach their target each day, in time for a live broadcast on The One Show each night at 7.00pm.
We are sad to record the death of Kelvin Smith, a much loved and respected colleague in the Oxford International Centre for Publishing.
His friend Adrian Bullock writes of Kelvin:
Kelvin Smith, one-time lecturer, died unexpectedly on 15 October 2020, bringing to an end a friendship which he and I had maintained long after he had retired and gone to live in Suffolk with his wife Julie.
Angus Phillips, Director of the International Centre for Publishing, was a speaker at a webinar on 12 October 2020 organized by Polimedia (State Polytechnic of Creative Media) in Jakarta, Indonesia. Over 250 people attended the webinar and the other speakers were Dr Purnomo Ananto, Director of Polimedia; Rosidayati Rozalina, President of the Indonesian Publishers Association (IKAPI); and Zalzulifa, Head of the Assessment Centre at Polimedia.
Angus Phillips, the Director of OICP, was interviewed on BBC World News on Thursday 1 October. The presenter Karin Gianonne @KarinBBC asked him questions about Super Thursday, when hundreds of new trade hardbacks were published in the UK
Samantha Harman joins the Oxford International Centre for Publishing in November 2020 as Senior Lecturer in Journalism.
Samantha is an award-winning editor of newspapers, magazines and websites. Samantha worked her way from trainee to editor within six years of being in the industry. She was the first female editor of the Bucks Free Press in its 160-year history - a title named Newspaper of the Year under her editorship - and to date, is the youngest ever editor of the Oxford Mail and Oxford Times. Her specialism in the newsroom has been digital transformation. She continues to edit Oxfordshire Living magazine and is a contributor to its sister titles and other national publications. Samantha has tutored several trainee journalists through the NQJ senior exams and is passionate about diversity in the media. She has also spearheaded a campaign around the safety of journalists and continues her research in this area at Oxford Brookes, collaborating with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.