18th April 2001

 

JOURNALISM STUDENTS AHEAD OF THE GAME

 

Journalism students at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside will be a step ahead of their rivals when they graduate next year.

 

That’s because ULH is to become the first university in the UK - and possibly the first in Europe - to equip its newsrooms with the Tera GoodNews 3 page layout software which is now used by many provincial newspapers.

 

“We’re re-organising the Journalism degree and teaching Tera GoodNews 3 alongside Quark XPress so that students will have thorough knowledge of the two main page layout packages when they graduate,” explained Journalism lecturer Richard Gibson.

 

“We’re also planning to introduce units in newspaper design and digital photography to make the degree even more pertinent to the industry.”

 

The first students enrolled on the new Journalism degree at ULH in 1998 and will graduate this summer at Lincoln Cathedral.

 

To cater for expanding numbers on this popular course the university plans to provide a fourth newsroom next year where students can hone their practical news gathering and presentation skills.

 

Journalism students at ULH follow a range of taught units including law for journalists, print sub-editing and design, radio and TV news production and online journalism.

 

The university runs a scholarship scheme in partnership with the Hull Daily Mail, the Lincolnshire Echo and the Scunthorpe Evening Telegraph. The successful scholars study Journalism at ULH and receive regular work experience and mentoring on their local newspaper as well as a guaranteed job at the end of their course.

 

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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