Youngster enjoys his day with the Star

REPORTERS are getting younger at The Evening Star newsdesk it seems. Fresh-faced ten-year-old Liam Matthews joined the team of journalists on a day at the star yesterday to find out what's involved in getting the best Lively, Local and Loyal news to our readers.

REPORTERS are getting younger at The Evening Star newsdesk it seems.

Fresh-faced ten-year-old Liam Matthews joined the team of journalists on a day at the star yesterday to find out what's involved in getting the best Lively, Local and Loyal news to our readers.

Liam, a pupil at Shotley Primary School, was given the day as a hardened hack after generous gran

Anna Long bought the 'experience' at a charity auction.

He said: "It was really good fun but I am not sure I want to be a journalist. I played on the internet to begin with then I went to interview 64-year-old Theresa Cleary about her experiences as a child during the second world war in Ipswich."

After interviewing Miss Cleary, Liam was given a tour of the Star's building in Lower Brook Street.

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Liam, a keen car fan, said: "I was shown how the front cover of a newspaper was made. I went into the pressroom but there was a break down so I had to come back after lunch."

After a bite to eat in the staff canteen where the food was 'quite nice' the press room break down was fixed and Liam took a look at the newspaper printing process.

He said: "I went into the press room and it was massive. It took up about two whole floors and it was really noisy. I went back to the newsdesk after that to write."

Liam also fitted in a quick tour of the Star's newsdesk and the picture desk.

He said: "I saw how all the logos are made and my picture was taken. Sadly after seven hours I had to go home. I wish I could come back."

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