I just wrote that to attract attention, I don't know what it actually means.
I was recently passed down the ashes of what was formerly known as 'The Medwire', the independent student magazine for the Medway campus, and wasn't entirely sure what to do.
I know there are some second years interested in relaunching and rebranding as a news website (perhaps with a online video component too?), as this is cheaper and more manageable (no stressful monthly deadlines), and I spoke to the first years this morning.
Most universities have student newspapers or news websites, and, while Kent has InQuire, this is based in Canterbury and is run by Kent Union. If people are keen to relaunch The Medwire, then it could be a fantastic opportunity to collect portfolio stories and prepare you for third year news days.
A third year last year tried to relaunch The Medwire as a news website called UniON Kent (which sounds a bit too similar to Kent Union), however it soon faded into the abyss.
So... Third time's a charm?
A Facebook group already exists for students who want to be involved, and it looks positive, so if you are interested in doing some gritty, on-the-ground Medway reporting (or doing other things such as lifestyle, entertainment, or opinion pieces), then feel free to drop me a Facebook message or an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or just follow the disembodied sounds of a Celine Dion song and eventually you'll find me.
If this takes off, then fabulous. I will be able to pass it down to the first and second years (as well as MAs if any are interested), because third year responsibilities keep me busy. However, on the other hand, if there is little interest, then we can turn up 'My Way' by Frank Sinatra and hold a dignified burial for The Medwire.