4th November 1999

 

 BOOST FOR REPORTERS OF THE FUTURE

 

The popularity of media programmes at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside has led to a further investment in student facilities in the region of £300,000 so far this year.

 

More than 250 journalism students are currently enrolled at the Lincoln campus and a second newsroom with equipment worth £20,000 is being opened this week to accommodate their needs.

 

Money has also been invested in a multi-media laboratory, three more editing suites, cameras and other equipment.

 

The £11 million Learning Resource and Media Production Centre has fully-digital equipment which is among the best in the country and the students benefit from the use of a range of facilities, including two television studios.

 

“Journalism is a very popular subject and we have expanded to accommodate the students’ needs,” said media learning adviser Sharon Spencer.

 

The new equipment is comprised of PCs with the latest software and up-to-the-minute printing technology worth £5,000.

 

Students will be able to use the newsroom for their project work, which includes broadsheet design and tabloid and magazine production.

 

Ends

 

Sam Hendley

Press Officer

Marketing (Media Relations)

Tel: 01522 886042

Fax: 01522 882088

e-mail: shendley@lincoln.ac.uk