TWO students from the University of Brighton in Hastings are currently undertaking paid internships at local newspapers, the Bexhill Observer and the Eastbourne Herald.
The 2nd year students, Lauren Troup and Jordan Hogan, both studying Broadcast Media BA(Hons) will be working with the newspapers to help create video content for online readers and add to skills they have already acquired on the course.
Lauren, who has been an intern at the Observer since June 2013, has already interviewed local councillors, dignitaries and covered local events.
She said: “My job involves filming and editing videos for the paper’s website to try and increase readership figures. Working as part of a close-knit editorial team is fantastic because I learn exactly what the reporters and editor require of me. What I love most about working for a local paper is the diversity of work. No one week is ever the same as another. Colleagues, councillors, residents, artists or actors - I’ve met some fantastic people and am hugely grateful for the opportunities I have been given.” Lauren also recently won a Hastings Youth Award for her work within the community.