13th September 2000

 

IT’S A REPORTER’S LIFE FOR LINCOLN STUDENTS

 

Two county teenagers got their foot in the door at the city’s daily newspaper after competing to become the new Lincolnshire Echo scholars at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

Anna Temple and Mark Whiley will be full-time students on the three-year BA (Hons) Journalism degree programme but one day a week they will work alongside the Echo’s regular reporters.

 

Anna is a well known face at the Echo as she worked full-time for them for six months before applying for the scholarship.

 

“I went there for a week’s work experience earlier in the year and really enjoyed it,” said Anna (19), who’s just moved onto Portland Street. “I know a lot about the day-to-day running of the paper but it will be good to learn some of the theory behind it all.”

 

The scheme was first launched last September and three Hull Daily Mail scholars are now entering their second year at the Lincoln campus.

 

Former Boston College student Mark Whiley, from Skegness, was also chosen for the scheme after completing a week’s trial at the Echo in April.

 

“I would like to get into sports reporting eventually,” said Mark (18), who’s moving into halls of residence this weekend. “I will be able to get hands-on experience as well as a degree which is a great combination.”

 

Mark studied BTEC Media at Boston College, where he learned about print editing and interviewing techniques which he hopes will stand him in good stead at the Echo.

 

“The campus looks like a great place to study because everything’s so new, and the accommodation looks fantastic,” he added.

 

 

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Press Officer Sam Hendley. Tel: 01522 886042