Trinity News is Ireland’s oldest student newspaper. Since 1953, we have brought student-led independent news and analysis from Trinity College Dublin to campus corridors and student residences. We now reach online readers from across the world as a digital-first student newsroom. We recently were named Student Newspaper of the Year 2015 at the National Student Media Awards. We were also awarded Website of the Year, Web Design of the Year, Print Layout and Design of the Year.
Trinity News covers issues that matter to young people and sets out to hold power to account. We train aspiring student journalists through our School of Journalism events, support one another, and encourage a culture of continuous development among our writers, editors, photographers, and illustrators.
A common misconception is that all we do is write. While writing is still at the heart of what we do, maintaining regular online coverage and producing a 24-page broadsheet newspaper with a 28-page supplement requires the help of a diverse group of collaborators. Our photography department works in the field and in the office. Our crack team of copy- and sub-editors can spot a grocer’s apostrophe at twenty paces and speak exclusively in puns. Our business managers could convince you to advertise your house party in tn2. Our designers’ exam scripts have a four-column grid. Our artists can make a selfie look like Monet. Our online squad saw the sneezing panda video before you did.
Trinity News exists independently of the Central Societies Committee (CSC), as well as of the Student’s Union (SU), the Graduate Student’s Union (GSU), and the Central Athletic Committee (CAC). This means that we are free to report truthfully and without bias on these organisations, each of which play an important role in your life as a student.
Trinity News is produced using up-to-date, industry-standard hardware and software. Our office is equipped with Macs running the latest versions of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Staff writers, editors, illustrators, and photographers are all free to use our computers, phones, and cameras for Trinity News business.
Our senior editorial staff has already been appointed, but there are still positions available on staff; we are always looking out for more writers, designers, photographers, and web ninjas. Get in touch with Editor Matthew Mulligan (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’re interested or pop into our office on the second floor of House 6 during the year.