TWO NEWSPAPERS produced entirely by University of Limerick journalism students have been hailed as “among the best ever produced” by students in the third level institution.
The students combined to set a record with the publication of two local newspapers on campus, billed as a first in the history of journalism at the university.
Second and fourth year BA in Journalism and New Media students produced the City Voice - the largest newspaper ever produced by UL undergraduate students, boasting 32 pages of news, opinion, features and sport.
Postgraduate students produced the Moyross Voice, the fourth edition of the on-campus newspaper dedicated to the Moyross community. Both newspapers were carried in the city edition of the Limerick Leader last weekend.
UL President Professor Don Barry hailed the publications as “a wonderful example of the impact UL students can make to the community”.
“The wide circulation of these publications to the people of the city of Limerick will not only help to highlight the important issues and stories raised, but will provide a platform for the quality and professionalism of the work of UL’s journalism students,” he added.
Tom Felle, Head of Journalism in UL, said both newspapers were “of an extremely high standard”.
Irish Times Assistant Editor Fintan O’Toole and Adjunct Professor of Journalism at UL, worked with students prior to publication.
The Moyross Voice is to be delivered free to every house in the community. Prof Barry thanked the Moyross residents for the help and support they gave in producing the newspaper, while he also thanked Limerick Regeneration for their support.
The paper includes a feature on a Moyross monk who shows local women how to make Christmas cakes, while in sport it chronicles the success of local soccer team Moyross United.
Local rugby star Conor Murray and tennis pro Conor Niland are among those interviewed in the City Voice paper, which is also available online.