Winning students from the young reporter scheme spent the day at Kingston University on Saturday May 31, producing The London Comet; a brand new newspaper designed by them to showcase their articles.


Just under 1,000 students from Greater London schools competed for this great opportunity to experience life as an undergraduate.  Working alongside third year journalist students from Kingston University, the thirteen lucky winners were all keen to have their story on the front page and voted enthusiastically for the top article to fill that spot.


Dan Townend, associate professor of journalism at Kingston University, said: "The young reporter scheme is a great idea to get potential journalists of the future interested in what is still a great profession, despite all the controversy of the last couple of years.  The standard of the winners was fantastic. There were hard-news stories, interesting comment pieces, detailed features and just some brilliant ideas. They should be proud of what they have achieved. There are some stars of the future among them and it is fantastic to be involved in the scheme."


By the end of the day, the students finished producing the newspaper, which will be printed and presented to the winners at the Award Ceremony in June.