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NTU Journalism students get involved in #AskNottsLive

NTU's Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism join forces with the Nottingham Post and the Association for Journalism Education, to launch a new people-powered news project.

Katie Green and Jack O'Connor who will be taking part in the project
Katie Green, 20, and Jack O'Connor, two of the students who will work on the #AskNottsLive project. Image courtesy of Nottingham Post

Journalism students from Nottingham Trent University's Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism are getting involved in the #AskNottsLive project.

In a new partnership with the Nottingham Post and the Association for Journalism Education, NTU students will be reporting on stories in the innovative  people-powered news project.

The #AskNottsLive project will be asking the people of Nottinghamshire to contact  them with the issues they want the team to investigate. From questions about their local street, to the running of the county, through crime, sport, travel, environment and celebrity, people's ideas will shape the project's journalism.

Four journalism students will work as part of the news team guided by NTU senior lecturer in journalism Jonny Greatrex. The students are Katie Green and Jack O'Connor from the BA (Hons) Journalism course, and Isaac Seelochan and Ellie Danemann from the MA  News Journalism degree.

Jonny said:

We are really excited to be working on this project with NottsLive.  The students have a fantastic opportunity to work with professional journalists to hone their skills while finding out what the readers really want to know about. It will be fascinating to see where people’s ideas lead us.

Want to get involved?

Pitch you story idea to #AskNottsLive online.

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  • Notes for editors

    About Nottingham Trent University

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) was named University of the Year 2019 in the Guardian University Awards. The award was based on performance and improvement in the Guardian University Guide, retention of students from low-participation areas and attainment of BME students.

    NTU was also the Times Higher Education University of the Year 2017, and The Times and Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2018. These awards recognise NTU for its high levels of student satisfaction, its quality of teaching, its engagement with employers, and its overall student experience.

    The university has been rated Gold in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest ranking available.

    It is one of the largest UK universities. With nearly 32,000 students and more than 4,000 staff located across four campuses, the University contributes £900m to the UK economy every year. With an international student population of more than 3,000 from around 100 countries, the University prides itself on its global outlook.

    The university is passionate about creating opportunities and its extensive outreach programme is designed to enable NTU to be a vehicle for social mobility. NTU is among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds and was awarded University of the Year in the UK Social Mobility Awards 2019.

    A total of 82% of its graduates go on to graduate entry employment or graduate entry education or training within six months of leaving. Student satisfaction is high: NTU achieved an 87% satisfaction score in the 2020 National Student Survey, above the sector average of 83%.

Published on 5 January 2021
  • Subject area: Media, journalism and communication
  • Category: School of Arts and Humanities