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National newspaper editor to meet university journalism students

Award-winning editor and journalist Simon Kelner is to share his wealth of experience with print journalism degree students as a new visiting fellow at the University of Gloucestershire.
The editor-in-chief of The Independent and Independent on Sunday newspapers, and former sports editor of the Observer, will be providing students with a unique perspective into the working world of modern journalism. He started out as a trainee at the Neath Guardian in 1979.

Newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror has bought web design company Rippleffect Studio Limited. Liverpool-based Rippleffect operates sport, leisure and retail websites in the UK.
Clients include Everton, Sunderland and Fulham football clubs and Littlewoods and Mercedes-Benz. Rippleffect is expected to generate around £3m revenue in its first year of ownership.

Archant’s employee share plan saw more than 1,600 employees – 82 per cent of those eligible – participate in 2007, with 66 per cent choosing to invest their own money to acquire partnership shares.

The Eastern Daily Press in Norwich has set up an online forum to help smokers quit.
The Archant title has joined forces with the NHS Stop Smoking service to create Norfolk’s Big Quit. The interactive forum offers smokers advice and support as well as tips on how to quit.

The Sports Journalists’ Association raised more than £4,000 for The Journalists’ Charity at its annual awards ceremony.
Part of the money came via a raffle where prizes included tickets to see boxer Amir Khan and the Guinness Premiership rugby final at Twickenham.

The Kentish Times will soon be helping students get a taste of the newsroom. The weekly title has teamed up with the University of Kent’s journalism department to offer students work experience placements.