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New student newspaper attracts hundreds of applicants

A new online student newspaper for London has received more than 400 applications from aspiring journalists.

The Angle News, which describes itself as ‘the next big thing in journalism’ is launching in September and is currently on the look-out for contributors and editors.

The online news site will aim to provide quality news through original investigations and start debates about ‘things that matter to London students’.

It needs editors, regular culture reviewers, columnists, photographers, filmmakers, and people to join their marketing and web teams.

Its website reads: “We are looking for writers who are passionate, engaging and, most importantly, have a sense of fun to fill the time of procrastinating students across the city with commentary on nightlife, student politics, hangover cures, creative microwave dinners, sporting events, one night stands, chicken shops, gigs & concerts and maybe the occasional attempt at a serious news piece.

“We are not just looking for journalists—if you love marketing or making big things happen, we want to hear from you.”

The site has been inundated with applications, and people have already been taken on  including a writer from publication Student Finance.

The site has used Twitter, Facebook and has handed out flyers at universities to advertise for potential contributors.

The statement on the site adds: “We intend to raise the bar for student journalism in the capital.”