Establish was created by second-year journalism students over the course of eight weeks
By Magdalena Tanneberger
Packing out over 100 pages of articles, from news to features and portraying the varied work of journalism students from around the globe, Establish magazine was published by second-year University of Limerick journalism students in recent weeks.
Showing off skilled writing in current affairs, technology, fashion, entertainment, health and travel, the team have now been nominated for a coveted National Student Media Award.
Establish boasts 40 articles written by both student journalists and international students at UL – with half of the team of twenty-two coming from nations including Hungary, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, China, Germany, and the US.
With just eight weeks to work on this project, students pitched ideas, researched their topics, and conducted interviews under tight deadlines. Students were also responsible for designing the print layout of their piece.
UL lecturer and project co-ordinator Aoife Sheehan guided the work in process. She said of the students’ success: “Producing a magazine is a considerable undertaking, however, the second-year journalism students more than rose to the challenge. Each page reflects their passion and hard work. Throughout this project, I have enjoyed watching their growth, teamwork, and development.
“Great credit is due to module layout coordinator Paula Dias Garcia, Anna Powell as student editor and Audrey Goessling as student layout and design lead. The class will undoubtedly benefit from this experience in their future studies.”
Establish has earned the student newsroom a nomination for Magazine of the Year at this year’s National Student Media (SMEDIA) Awards in Dublin later this month.
Editor Anna Powell said of the project, “The articles in our magazine are the culmination of our writers’ passionate work. Each of our contributors has taken the time to create thought-provoking and informative pieces. My thanks go to all the writers who produced such evocative and memorable work.
“On behalf of the entire class, I would like to thank our lecturers Aoife Sheehan and Paula Dias for introducing us into the world of magazine production and for helping us achieve our first publication.”
Read Establish here.