Monday, 17 September 2012

Talking to The Tab

A BOLD new student newspaper venture has been launched by enterprising young journalist Jack Rivlin.

The Tab, an on-line Cambridge University newspaper, has been rolled out to University College London and the universities at Durham, Exeter and East Anglia.

Jack co-founded the on-line publication in 2009 and after gaining funding, left his job as night news reporter at the London Evening Standard to head the business.

I was extremely impressed with the quality of The Tab when I first read it earlier this year and under Jack’s stewardship, it has a great future. The ambition is to launch in all universities, recruiting undergraduates as volunteer staff.

At London’s City University last week, 60 new student recruits turned up to hear a talk by the Sunday Times night editor Maurice Chittenden, former Tab editor and Standard writer Joshi Herrmann and myself.

Click onto the link to hear us wittering on.

Maurice kicks off, I start at 28 mins 45 secs and Joshi at 46 mins 28 secs.

Neville Thurlbeck is the founder of TalentGB, an on-line directory of showreels of artistes of every genre 

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