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Journalism students’ unique chance to mark 40th year of Britain in Europe

Journalism students’ unique chance to mark 40th year of Britain in Europe



RELEASE DATE: 22 July 2013


[frame align=”right”] CIoJ logo [/frame]Journalism students are being offered a unique opportunity to showcase their work to mark the 40th anniversary of the UK joining the European Community.

The competition is being run by the Chartered Institute of Journalists (CIoJ) on behalf of the European Parliament. Students are invited to submit a short video (3-5 minutes) which captures any aspect where the UK’s membership of the European Union has impacted on the lives of British citizens.

These can range from those fighting for jobs or justice through to protecting the natural environment or creating sustainable living in contemporary Britain.

Dominic Cooper, General Secretary of the CIoJ, said: “We are hoping for a range of ideas which can stress the positive effects or challenge the EU’s role in UK affairs. The tone can range from hard-hitting to humour or satire, but each entry will be judged on originality.

“This is a great opportunity for students to demonstrate their journalistic skills to the industry and being a finalist will look great on their CV and do wonders for their prospects for future work.”

Entry is open to any university or college student on a journalism course.

The competition will be judged by a team of experienced journalists to select the best entry but all the short-listed entries will be available on the EU website.

The winners work will be showcased at Europe House in London to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the UK’s entry into the Union. The winner will get an all-expenses paid trip to visit the European Parliament in Brussels.



Notes for Editors:

Formed in 1884, the Chartered Institute of Journalists (CIoJ) is the world’s oldest established professional body for journalists, and a representative voice of media and communications professionals throughout the UK and the Commonwealth.

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CIoJ president Charlie Harris 07956 094640 / CIoJ general secretary Dominic Cooper 020 7252 1187


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