Young journalists get insight of industry

Managing Director of Voxx Stephen Ryder and Roisin King with students Eleanor Lovelock, Ben Kirman, Nikkita Howell and Nicole Swaby and seated left Sam Ehret-pickett, Lauren Smith, James Rispin and Logan Brammar.  (Lin)
Managing Director of Voxx Stephen Ryder and Roisin King with students Eleanor Lovelock, Ben Kirman, Nikkita Howell and Nicole Swaby and seated left Sam Ehret-pickett, Lauren Smith, James Rispin and Logan Brammar. (Lin)

Budding journalists and media enthusiasts at Caistor Yarborough Academy got an insight into the industry when they were invited to take part in a workshop.

Managing director of Voxx, the popular volunteer magazine, and experienced journalist Stephen Ryder, visited the school along with creative and media apprentice Roisin King to work alongside and share skills with the students.

Using the most recent current affairs and news headlines as examples, the workshop covered areas such as writing for print, interview skills and digital media, as well as how young people can get involved in writing for the magazine.

“The day was very informative and interesting,” said year 11 student Eleanor Lovelock, who plans to become a journalist.

“I learned a lot about how the media uses certain techniques to be able to gain interest within news articles.”

Voxx Magazine is led entirely by volunteers and gives young people the opportunity to write, edit, design and photograph for the magazine, to develop a portfolio of work and gain hands-on experience before and after leaving school.

To find out more visit www.voxxonline.com