KMTV and the Centre for Journalism
A unique student opportunity
The Centre for Journalism is the only UK university journalism course with its own professional television news station on the same campus. KMTV broadcasts news and sport throughout the county on Freeview channel 7 and Virgin Media Chanel 159 and is licensed by OFCOM, Britain’s national broadcast regulator.
The KMTV newsroom and its live transmission studios and production gallery are based in the Centre for Journalism.
So as a student of journalism at Kent, you have a unique opportunity to learn broadcast journalism by working alongside professional television journalists, making TV news to professional standards.
Postgraduate and undergraduate students from our professionally-accredited degrees also get the chance to do paid internships within the KMTV newsroom, working as members of the team producing news reports and coverage of Kent sports, politics business and culture.
The best gain extensive experience as broadcast journalists before they graduate. Every week, some of our students experience the unique thrill of seeing their work broadcast to KMTV’s audience.
And the results are excellent: among the full-time journalists at KMTV are many Centre for Journalism graduates each of whom secured their job as soon as they graduated. Many of their predecessors now work at the BBC, Sky News, ITN and ITV Regional News. KMTV is a first step on the ladder to a great career in television and video news.
The station also helps to explain why Kent’s Centre for Journalism is consistently ranked best for employability in journalism in national league tables including the Times Good University Guide 2017 and the Complete University Guide 2018. KMTV helps the Centre for Journalism produce graduates who are ready to work as journalists by ensuring they learn the professional discipline and expertise they need while they are students. If you want to be a great broadcaster, the University of Kent’s Centre for Journalism is the place to study.