Friday, 24 July 2009

Sub-Editor Positons Available! Writers Required!‏

The Gown is currently undergoing many exciting changes in preparation for a new academic year at Queen’s. We therefore require six students to take on Sub-Editor roles to help with developing and managing the publication.

The voluntary Sub-Editor positions available are:

- Arts and Entertainment Editor

- Features Editor

- Sport Editor

- Photography Editor

- Design Editor

- Web Editor

Also, as w
e intend to have an issue out for freshers' week, we need to know who's interested in writing articles.

At any level of involvement, The Gown is a great opportunity to gain some valuable experience in journalism, media and business.

If you would like to volunteer for a sub-editor position, or you wish to write for the next issue, email us at for more information.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Queen's Radio Hosts Media Workshop Weekend

Queen's Radio will be running 4 media workshops on Friday 17th and Saturday 18th July in the Student's Union at Queen's.

The weekend of workshops will aim to teach participants skills in radio programme production, broadcast journalism, and new media sources such as blogs and podcasts.

The workshops will take place in The Space, in the Student's Union. Lunches will be provided and it is free to take part.

Queen's Radio described the different workshops that will take place:

Build a Blog
"It's a bit like build a bear except one of Ireland's leading bloggers will hold a practical on how to blog - both the technical side and the content will be covered. Other social aspects like twitter and facebook will be discussed - how to use them to maximise your reader base."

Build a Pod
"Davy Simms, formerly of the BBC Radio Ulster will hold a practical on how to build and podcast. Everything from content to the technical aspects like recording it and getting it on to the itunes marketplace."

News Reading 101
"Kathy Clugston of BBC Radio Four will show students how to find 'the voice' presentation, mic technique etc... as well a bit about how NOT to write for radio, and why.... A leading journalist will also accompany Kathy to talk about writing news and the Do's and Don't's of journalism. "

The Best Show in The God-Damn World

"A leading Northern Irish radio producer will show students how to plan the ultimate show. Forward planning, choosing the right guests, getting the killer links, jingles and witty banter will all be included plus more."

Queen's Radio highlighted that "networking sessions" would be ongoing for the two day event, and that there would be "plenty of opportunites" to put questions to the invited media professionals.

"This is not to be missed for any up and coming media star!"

To book your place, email