Re­porter Paula drops in for a ques­tions and an­swers ses­sion at New­court School

Bray People - - News -

THE ME­DIA as a whole is an in­dus­try that in­ter­ests many.

Over the past few weeks the Ap­plied Leav­ing Cer­tifi­cate Class at New­court School in Bray have been study­ing the pa­pers from the na­tional broad­sheets to the tabloids and of course the re­gional pa­pers in­clud­ing the Bray Peo­ple.

Since beginning their study the stu­dents had many burn­ing ques­tions that only a jour­nal­ist in the in­dus­try could an­swer for them.

Re­porter for the Bray Peo­ple Paula Burns vis­ited the school last Thurs­day morn­ing for an in­for­mal ques­tions and an­swers ses­sion.

The class of seven stu­dents warmly wel­comed Paula into their class­room and each waited in an­tic­i­pa­tion to ask the ques­tion they needed an­swered.

It was ob­vi­ous by the ques­tions asked that the stu­dents had put great time and ef­fort into their study and had read the Bray Peo­ple from cover to cover ev­ery week.

The pres­sure pot of the news­room was top of the list of ques­tions as most of the stu­dents pic­tured it to be a scene out of su­per­man with the ed­i­tor shout­ing ‘I need sto­ries!’ and the re­porters typ­ing away un­der the stress.

Of course Paula ex­plained that dead­line day does have its stresses but is also very ex­cit­ing and get­ting that exclusive news story is al­ways the main aim and a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment when at­tained.

In our celebrity driven world the stu­dents were dy­ing to know who in the celeb world Paula had met.

Their ap­petite for gos­sip was met when Paula very gladly told the group about her chance sight­ing of In­ter­na­tional su­per­model Erin O’Con­nor who was hav­ing lunch in one of Bray’s cof­fee shops and of the time when she ques­tioned Westlife about them tak­ing a break and whether or not they feared that Boy­zone may take their place.

Once all the ques­tions were asked and the stu­dents were fully sat­is­fied that they knew ev­ery­thing that they needed to know about jour­nal­ism, Paula was pre­sented with a tasty box of cho­co­lates for tak­ing time out from the of­fice.

‘It was great to see such en­thu­si­asm and in­ter­est from the stu­dents who ob­vi­ously had great in­ter­est in lo­cal news and the lo­cal pa­per,’ com­mented Paula af­ter her visit.

Bray Peo­ple re­porter Paula Burns with some me­dia stu­dents at New­court School.

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