Students help make the news at Cumnock Chronicle
Published 1 Jun 2011 09:30 0 Comments
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Talbot boss Tommy Sloan is interviewed by two University of the West of Scotland students
Multi-media journalists creating videos for the web
EXCITING things are happening at the Cumnock Chronicle over the next five weeks as journalism students have teamed up with the news team to produce video packages for the web.
The project kicked off with sports jourmalism students covering the Auchinleck Talbot pre-match training session last Thursday night before joining the team for the Junior Cup final against Musselburgh Athletic on Sunday... which the Bot won!
The University of the West of Scotland journalism and sports journalism students will be working alongside the Chronicle news team to produce web content which includes the Holy Fair in Mauchline, Catrine Music Festival as well as local school projects and news campaigns.
For the students it is a taste of the careers which lie ahead and for the newspaper it is the opportunity to explore the exciting world of multimedia journalism.
The scheme also hopes to get young people more engaged with their local newspaper and part of the project will include visits to secondary schools and discussions with pupils about what they would like to see on the Chronicle website.
Cumnock Chronicle editor, Douglas Skelton, said: "We are delighted to support this innovative approach to journalism training and I am personally looking forward to seeing the students' work up on the website."
Programme Leader for Sports Journalism at UWS, Elizabeth McLaughlin hopes creating more dynamic content for the website will get young people to read their local newspaper and visit the website more regularly.
This article appeared in Cumnock Chronicle 01 Jun 11