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City College journalism students have the ‘Latest Word’

Students on City College Brighton and Hove’s NCTJ multimedia one year and fast track courses have had a four page supplement ‘Latest Word’ published in popular Brighton publication Latest 7. The weekly magazine is read by over 100,000 people every week and is available at over 1,000 outlets across the South. The project involved the students getting hands-on experience of writing all the copy for the supplement as well as working alongside staff in the Latest 7 production and advertising departments. Student Richard Jansen says: 

“Journalism’s such a competitive industry to get into these days that getting hands-on experience is incredibly valuable and seeing the project come together from our initial ideas to the finished supplement was very satisfying.”  

Latest 7’s Production Director Fiona McTernan adds: 

“It was nice for us to work through the process with them from start to finish to give them a flavour of what it was like working on a real magazine. I think they’ve done a really good job and when they look back there will be a lot they can learn from it and to me that’s what made this much a worthwhile project.” 

For City College media enquiries, please call Brian Bell, Marketing Communications Officer, on 01273 667788 Ext. 488 or email bb1@ccb.ac.uk website www.ccb.ac.uk  

About City College Brighton and Hove: Situated in the heart of Brighton, City College Brighton and Hove has become an international centre of vocational excellence. Every year, 2,000 full-time, 7,000 part time, almost 400 Higher Education and 400 14-16 year old students as well as many international and European students choose City College as their place of further and higher education training. In addition, the College provides training to over 2,000 businesses via its ‘City Business Skills’ department which focuses on employer training needs. Offering over 700 courses from basic level right through to business and postgraduate training, City College is working with its partners to develop the workforce of the future.

 

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