Nottingham news website launched by Notts TV students

A new website which features all the latest news, sport and weather for Nottinghamshire has been launched by Notts TV News after being created by student interns from Nottingham Trent University's Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism (CBJ).

A new website which features all the latest news, sport and weather for Nottinghamshire has been launched by Notts TV News after being created by student interns from Nottingham Trent University's Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism (CBJ).

The students will now work alongside journalists from the Notts TV newsroom to report on breaking news stories, while also covering the more unusual and interesting aspects of life in the city, from Nottingham Forest, to tram delays and what's on at the Royal Concert Hall.

The website also features a 'Notts Says' section to give the people of Nottinghamshire the chance to have their say on what's important to them.

Eighteen third year students, 12 on the BA (Hons) Broadcast Journalism course and six on the BA (Hons) Print Journalism course at the CBJ, where Notts TV News is based, are currently on placements attached to the Notts TV newsroom and website as part of a Journalism at Work module.

Working on a rota of five full-time days a fortnight, the students are fully integrated into the newsroom and work alongside the team of professional video journalists.

The chance to be involved with creating a website for Notts TV has been a challenging and valuable experience.

Dan Robbins, Notts TV student journalist

Student Dan Robbins said: "The chance to be involved with creating a website for Notts TV has been a challenging and valuable experience. Having an online news site for the TV station is important as a lot of news is now found through web searches. While it will be another important strand of the Notts TV brand, for future students the chance to get experience of writing for online will stand them in a good stead for when they are searching for jobs, with a number now specialising in online journalism."

Nottingham Trent University's Notts TV coordinator, Deborah Kelly, said: "This website gives us the latest news about Nottingham at our fingertips whenever and wherever we want it. It's your news produced by a new generation of journalists."

The six Print Journalism students working on the website have been collaborating with web designer Gavin Doult on the project since September 2014 and the graphics for the site were produced by two second year students from the University's School of Art & Design BA (Hons) Graphic Design course, Samuel Plane and Katerina Kerouli.

Their tutor, Rob Newton, Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design, said: "It was a great opportunity for our students to work on a live brief with Notts TV, enabling them put their design skills into practice and have their work realised on this new exciting website."

Keep up to date with what's happening in Nottingham by visiting the Notts TV News website

For more information on Journalism courses at NTU, visit the School of Arts and Humanities website

Nottingham news website launched by Notts TV students

Published on 9 February 2015
  • Category: Press; School of Art & Design; School of Arts and Humanities

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