Students commended in media awards

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The team of young journalists behind The Alnwickist newspaper, published in the Gazette, have been highly commended in a national competition.

The Duchess’s Community High School group were in the final four for the best newspaper and final three for the best front cover in the Shine Media Awards.

Media teacher Lotty Thompson said: “The Alnwickist team has worked incredibly hard on producing a professional newspaper. It is something to be immensely proud of and I think the local community enjoy reading the news and features from the schools in our federation. The comments from the judges remarked upon how professional and vibrant our newspaper is, and we came incredibly close to winning! Hopefully, being involved in a school newspaper will encourage more young people to aspire to journalism, publishing and photography as career options.”

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