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Journalism students win acclaim with protest coverage
Published: 11th November 2010, 3:19pm

Students from the Lincoln School of Journalism have won praise for their coverage of yesterday’s demonstration against tuition fee rises in London.

Following rigorous health and safety training by their tutors, a number of students travelled down to the capital alongside protesters to report on developments throughout the day, broadcasting video footage through the LSJ website. Hundreds of people visited the site to watch.

BBC Lincolnshire presenter William Wright featured a long report from level two student Besma Ayari on his programme yesterday afternoon after the events at Millbank Tower turned ugly.

The coverage is the latest in a series of student-led developments within the LSJ, which include the launch of LSJ TV. The brainchild of journalism student and editor Darren Moss, LSJ TV broadcasts a bulletin on Wednesdays and Thursdays as part of the level 2 and level 3 news days.

Darren commented: "The success of yesterday was down to the entire LSJ News team. Deputy editor Besma Ayari was the reporter on the day, Samantha Berry collected footage for LSJ News from the march, and Oliver Gibbons and Josh Jackson worked tirelessly throughout the day to get footage onto the LSJ website."

BBC Look North used the LSJ footage on its Thursday night programme and the Lincolnshire Echo also posted it on its website.

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