Exeter College media students set up pop-up news service at the Devon County Show
16th May 2016
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The team will film, photograph and write about what catches their eye at the county’s largest annual event. 

Richard Lappas, a lecturer on the journalism and practical media course, said: “This is an exciting project with huge potential.   As it is being organised and controlled by students past and present from the foundation degree course in news journalism at Exeter College, it is going to give a whole new perspective on such a well-respected and supported event.” 

Team member Darryl Stevens aged 23 from Exmouth: “The Devon County Show is an event I’ve attended numerous times in the past and loved every time I’ve visited. I’m Devon born and bred, so it’s great to see the backbone of the county assemble to show off what makes Devon the best. 

“So it was a no-brainer to get involved with what has now become All Points West, to collaborate with other new-generation media professionals to give our take on the ins and outs of the Show. We’re really looking forward to showing what we can do with a lens and a microphone, to get ourselves noticed and to make great quality content for show-goers to read, watch and listen to.”

 Robbie Jennings, aged 21, from Exeter is keen to put into practice what he has learnt at the College: “I hope to enhance my skills in news gathering, writing, web layout and interviewing, to produce fresh and quirky content which is both informative and entertaining for visitors.”

 Show Secretary Ollie Allen said she was looking forward to seeing how the team report the Show: “For just a few days every year there is a small town’s worth of people, businesses and services coming together at the showground. It will be fascinating to see what this young team make of it all.  They are our future customers, stewards, Committee members, we need to listen to them and their ideas.”

 She added: “And with hundreds of competitions, non-stop entertainment and lots of features, there should be no shortage of material!” 

They will publish their pick of stories online on the Show’s website under the title All Points West.


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