is 15 years old this year. I’m on the programme since 2013 and we are still centred on our viewers. We visit a school or club every day and now we’re involving them more and more by asking them to make videos that we can show. We have introduced a Question of the Week, which gives them an opportunity to have their opinions aired. During the last general election we asked our viewers to video themselves putting questions to the leaders of the political parties. They asked questions about homelessness, the refugee situation, education and healthcare, which shows us that they are interested in the world around them. We put their questions to the party leaders and they answered them on tape. It was a great way for children to have their voices heard. We have been so lucky with the young journalists that have worked on news2day.
From day one, they are out reporting and presenting live on TV. This is training they would be hard pressed to find elsewhere. news2day is in the heart of the RTÉ newsroom and the team work beside their news colleagues in TV, radio and online, and it’s a wonderful springboard to careers in media.” Co-editor of news2day, Avril Hoare