1st March 1999





Budding journalist Sarah Whittington is one of five students who have been chosen to produce a regular supplement for a local daily newspaper.


Sarah, a first year Journalism student at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, will join the editorial team of XS when it is relaunched by the Lincolnshire Echo newpsaper.


This is a great opportunity to get a good start in journalism, said Sarah, who lives on Mona Road, West Bridgford, when shes not at university in Lincoln. Im looking forward to working on XS and helping to make it a great student read.


Mike Gubbins, assistant editor of the Lincolnshire Echo, was delighted to have put the student editorial team in place. The students at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside will be involved in every aspect of the production of XS magazine, he said.


It is a great credit to the university that its Journalism students can be used for the production of genuine community newspapers. We hope the relationship between the Lincolnshire Echo and the Journalism course will strengthen and grow as the years go by so that the majority of students have real newspaper and new media experience to add to their excellent academic training.


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A photograph of Sarah at work at the Lincolnshire Echo can be made available on request. To request a photograph, or to arrange an interview with Sarah, please contact:


Jez Ashberry

Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk