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Competition held to showcase young Black writers


CJET teamed up with the multi award-winning Guardian newspaper to launch a Young Black Minority Ethnic Columnist of the Year competition in April 2014. It was open to people aged 18-24. No previous journalistic experience or qualification was needed. “We decided to help CJET do this to support the long-overdue campaign to get more Black people into the […]

After Leveson, is Citizen Journalism the answer?

Dean: Karin Askham, who will welcome people attending the conference

Lots of journalists and politicians have had their say about the bad state of the British tabloid press after the phone hacking scandal that closed down the News of the World, the country’s biggest selling newspaper. But, until a conference held on Saturday, June 8, nobody had given the very public the government’s Leveson Inquiry into […]

Media and the Riots conference and report


After the headline-grabbing  civil disturbances that took place in cities across England in August 2011, CJET partnered with The-Latest.Com to hold a groundbreaking Media and the Riots conference in November. Young people from areas affected by the summer riots were invited to join news experts at the one-day event in the hope of learning lessons about the nature […]

Street Photographer of the Year competition and exhibition

Photo by: Sarah Sperber

CJET successfully ran its inaugural Street Photographer of the Year competition in 2011. This exciting event won backing from Time Out magazine, Olympus, who donated the camcorder top prize and Guardian News & Media.  Judges were award-winning photographer Eamonn McCabe, former Picture Editor of The Guardian, renowned publisher Dr Margaret Busby, a CJET trustee, Allyce Hibbert, […]

Journalism for All courses


A Journalism for All summer school, funded by the local authority Southwark Council and a grant from The Big Lottery – Awards for All scheme, was piloted by CJET in south London. Southwark, the borough in which the course was held, is an area with high proportions of people with either no or very low skills. […]