On the button

First Year HND journalism students have launched a college-wide online newspaper reporting national and local news, features, showbiz and sport.  

Their website,'On the Button', was launched last week and will cover live events across Scotland.

The innovative news project will be updated weekly on ‘live news days’ allowing the students to learn how to write to deadline and cover breaking stories as they unfold.

The ambitious year group will also work on investigative features, cover sports events and write regular opinion columns.They also plan to upload video footage and are providing their own photographs for their stories.

Online and picture editor Jon Brady, who designed the website, said: "On The Button gives us a brilliant opportunity to take the lessons we have learned on the course and apply them in a real-world newsroom scenario".

“It's a chance to start building on our portfolio - and the chance to do some real, honest journalism. From making phone calls to get the facts through to filing to our own team of editors, it's the next best thing to being in a real newsroom, and it may as well be because we're treating it as such."


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