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Breakthrough: Behind the Scenes

In this podcast series, members of the Breakthrough Press team chat through different aspects of operating a newsroom this semester. From coming up with a concept for the publication to the editorial process to marketing the site via social media, this podcast is full of insights and tips that would be useful to any student journalist, at the University of Strathclyde and beyond. 

With thanks to our team members who helped to create this series, Katie Cutforth; Vincent Tan; Hafid Boutaleb; Derek Lewis; Alex Manley; Georgia Burns; Yasmin Donald; Stuart Patterson; and Eva Mackenzie.
Episode 1: “Creating Breakthrough Press”
In the first episode of this “behind the scenes” podcast series, Editor-in-chief Katie Cutforth and Deputy Editor Vincent Tan introduce themselves and what drew them to the MLitt in Digital Journalism. They recall setting up the cohort’s online publication, Breakthrough Press, discussing lessons learned throughout the process and sharing resources they found helpful along the way. Listen now to learn more about behind the scenes of running an online student news publication. 
Episode 2: “Editing Breakthrough Press”

 

In today’s episode, we hear from some of the Breakthrough Press editorial team: News Editor Alex Manley, Features Editor Hafid Boutaleb and Sub-editor Derek Lewis. The team chat through their roles within the publication and their different approaches to finding stories, a discussion that somehow leads them to debate which extinct species they would resurrect. Listen now to learn more about behind the scenes of running an online student news publication.
Episode 3: “Marketing Breakthrough Press”

In today’s episode, we hear from the social media and marketing team, Georgia Burns, Eva Mackenzie and Yasmin Donald. They share some of the strategies they used to promote Breakthrough Press online and using social media, reflecting on the challenges they faced and how they overcame them. They also reflect more widely on social media as a tool for promoting journalism and how they might use the skills gained through this project in their future careers.
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