JOURNALISM students at the University of Limerick have launched the 2019 Limerick Voice website this afternoon.
The Limerick Voice is a newspaper and website produced by final year journalism students as well a group of masters students.
This year’s team has a record 50 contributors and is being headed by editor, Nicole Glennon and digital editor, Niamh Delmer.
Nicole Glennon has previously worked as the News Editor of UL’s student newspaper, An Focal, on the news desk in the Limerick Post and as a music writer for Irish music and culture magazine, The Thin Air. She’s passionate about social issues and mental health.
Nicole developed this year’s Limerick Voice mission statement as part of her pitch to be editor: Inform. Engage. Inspire.
Speaking about the mission statement, Nicole says, “with over 50 students this year, we’ll be hoping to inform, engage and inspire the people of Limerick with a thought-provoking, innovative and creative publication that shines a light on the people that matter”.
Niamh Delmer has experience working as a broadcast journalist at Galway Bay fm. She’s also written for UL’s campus newspaper, An Focal. Niamh is passionate about local news and covering the stories that local people care about.
Her vision for this year’s website is to provide an outstanding news service covering every corner of Limerick and to have something for everyone.
She says, “I want to reach out to all areas of Limerick and make sure everyone is heard.
“The unique selling point of this year’s website is our use of multi-media. Not only will there be plenty to read, we’ll also have exciting and informative videos as well as two podcasts every week.”
The Limerick Voice 2019 newspaper will be launched at the beginning of December.