Limerick Voice 2020 have marked the return of their news site with innovative launch video showcasing remote reporters at work
— Limerick Voice (@LimerickVoice) October 19, 2020
WATCH Limerick Voice 2020 launches its new online news platform
Journalism students at University of Limerick have relaunched the Limerick Voice website for the academic year.
Limerick Voice is a student-run digital news project managed by journalism students in the University of Limerick. Running since 2008, Limerick Voice has always aimed to tell stories from the heart of Limerick. The news site offers a fresh, youthful perspective on stories affecting the Limerick community, not just reporting the facts, but actively reflecting the interests of their readership in every article, podcast and video.
The Limerick Voice project has been an annual print publication at UL and won Newspaper of the Year 2018 and Best Layout and Design 2019 at the National Student Media Awards.
Normally, the Limerick Voice project has run for 10 weeks every year in tandem with the newspaper production module of the BA and MA classes. This year and for the first time it will run across the two semesters and will have more of a focus on online stories.
Traditionally the print version is published in the Limerick Leader newspaper in the first week of December, but this year will probably happen in Spring sometime. The Limerick Voice logo redesign illustrates how the reporters represent a new wave of news but remain dedicated to delivering high quality content. Also for the first time, the Limerick Voice has a marketing manager, Daimhlinn Darling, a UL journalism student.
Some of the highlights for 2020 include the following new series:
Digital Editor Mike Finnerty tells us, “We’re out to create a news website that’s the first port of call for the Limerick region. There’s always a million and one stories to
be told. The mission statement for Limerick Voice 2020 is “When Limerick speaks, we listen”, illustrating the connection Limerick Voice wants to create with its community. This is the first time the news project will run throughout the whole year, as opposed to the usual 10 weeks, yet despite the shift to a remote working model this year, Limerick Voice aims to keep audiences engaged with its most comprehensive content strategy to date. Limerick Voice 2020 is bringing the sights and sounds of Limerick to life through virtual storytelling, both visual and aural.”
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