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In September 2023 Margaret Busby was awarded an honorary degree by Oxford Brookes University. A much respected cultural figure internationally, she is a pioneer in the world of book publishing. Born in Ghana, she graduated from Bedford College, London University, before becoming Britain’s then youngest and first black woman publisher when she co-founded Allison & Busby in the late 1960s. She published many notable authors including Rosa Guy, C. L. R. James, Michael Moorcock and Jill Murphy.
A long-time campaigner for diversity in publishing, Margaret is the current president of English Pen and an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Her honours include the Royal Society of Literature’s Benson Medal, the Royal African Society’s inaugural Africa Writes Lifetime Achievement Award, and the London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award. She has been awarded the CBE for services to publishing.
The publication of the 2024 Guardian University Guide reveals the high standing of the programmes from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing. Oxford Brookes is ranked at number one out of 42 universities in the league table for Journalism.
This is exciting opportunity to come and work at the Oxford International Centre for Publishing, delivering courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels to a highly international class of students. Ranked second in the 2023 Guardian league table for Journalism, and NCTJ-accredited, the Centre has an excellent reputation. We are looking for a full-time lecturer in journalism to co-ordinate the team delivering our Master’s in Journalism, as well as a part-time journalism lecturer. These posts would suit academics working in the field of journalism or a professional who would like to move into teaching and research.
Or go to www.brookes.ac.uk/working-for-brookes/job-vacancies and search 'journalism'.
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The International Student Scholarship scheme is available for September 2023 entry to our postgraduate programmes.
All International applicants for Publishing or Journalism programmes who have been made an offer and pay their deposit by the 15 April 2023, will be eligible to receive the £2,000 scholarship. There is no limit to the number of awards that can be made.
You can read more about this on the webpage here
Students from OICP, both undergraduate and postgraduate, visited Google HQ in London on Friday 4 November 2022. The visit was hosted by the Head of UK Publishers for Google, David McMurtrie, who is also on our Journalism Advisory Board. From OICP Alexandra Shakespeare and Sarah Franklin led the field trip.
Programmes from the Oxford International Centre for Publishing score consistently high in the national league tables. In the 2023 Guardian University Guide we are ranked second in the table for Journalism. This follows a ranking of first in the 2020 Guide in the category Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations.
On Wednesday 6 July the NCTJ held a reception at the Houses of Parliament to mark 70 years since its foundation. The Oxford International Centre for Publishing is one of its accredited centres for the teaching of journalism. Established in 1951 to run the newspaper industry’s trainee programme, the NCTJ now serves all media, providing a world-class education and training system that equips journalists with the cutting-edge skills and knowledge needed in the fast-changing multimedia industry.
Tue 1 March 2022 at 1.00 pm
An annual event for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, Working in Publishing offers an afternoon of advice and networking with media professionals, including alumni from our extensive network throughout the industry. In 2022 the Oxford International Centre for Publishing is expanding the event to include not only over 50 representatives from across a range of publishing sectors, but also professionals from the worlds of media and journalism. They will participate in online sessions throughout the afternoon, giving students the opportunity to ask questions and gain insight to kickstart their careers.
This year's keynote is Jamie Hodder-Williams, former CEO of Hodder & Stoughton. Previous speakers include Hilary Murray Hill, David Shelley, Joanna Prior, Mark Allin, and Jamie Byng. Examples of the companies in attendance are Penguin Random House, Pearson, Faber & Faber, OUP, Elsevier, Felicity Bryan, Thames and Hudson, Usborne, Bloomsbury, Telegraph Media Group, Financial Times, DC Thomson, Gleam Futures, M&C Saatchi, and The Bookseller.
During the first week of their internships at News UK this month, BA Media, Journalism and Publishing students Laura Cutting, Lloyd Canfield and Thomas Godfrey published their first bylined articles in The Sun, the biggest news brand in the UK.
Working on the TV desk under the charge of TV Editor Andy Halls, Laura reveals exclusively in her piece that the BBC bosses overpaid staff by £350,000, the equivalent of 2,200 licence fee payments (pictured). She said: 'Being published in The Sun is very exciting, especially as it was my first day.'
Over on the news desk, working with Executive News Editor Ben O’Driscoll, Thomas was tasked to report on the recent demands made to Netflix to ban a Jimmy Carr show that includes a holocaust joke (pictured). He said: 'It was great to be working on an important news story like this - it was such an incredible experience and one I’ll carry through my career.'
Meanwhile, interning on the sports desk, Lloyd has four pieces scheduled for publication, providing a big boost to his NCTJ portfolio. Check out his report on the top six goals of Argentinian football icon Lionel Messi. 'It was the best day of working life so far', said Lloyd. 'I am so grateful for this opportunity.'
'A byline on your first day is pretty spectacular', commented Mark Hudson, Head of Early Talent at News UK. 'Thank you for sending us such talented students. It’s great to see them grab an opportunity like this with both hands.'
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