Your chance to join newshounds
COULD you handle the cut and thrust of the newsroom? Could you get the shot that no other photographer gets? Today The Evening Star is offering one lucky Ipswich and Suffolk Press Ball guest the chance to try their hand at working in one of the country's liveliest newsrooms.
COULD you handle the cut and thrust of the newsroom?
Could you get the shot that no other photographer gets?
Today The Evening Star is offering one lucky Ipswich and Suffolk Press Ball guest the chance to try their hand at working in one of the country's liveliest newsrooms.
Whether as a photographer or a reporter, we are able to offer an exciting day shadowing our award-winning hacks as well as our talented snappers as an auction prize at this year's Press Ball.
A never-to-be-forgotten experience you will get a behind the scenes look at how journalists really work, how photographers create those stunning images as well as getting an insider's view on the stories that make that day's paper.
Evening Star news editor Jessica Gallagher said: “We are delighted to welcome the lucky winner to the newsroom. “Journalism is a lively and exciting trade and there is never a dull moment here at the Star.
- 1 Hank's Deli closes its doors but remembers food bank
- 2 Jailed in Suffolk: The criminals put behind bars this week
- 3 Appeal to find 33-year-old missing man
- 4 Plasterer who stalked ex-girlfriend is handed restraining order
- 5 Five-bedroom home with 'beautiful countryside views' on market for £800K
- 6 Drug addict stole £7,000 from safe at auction house
- 7 Nursing class looking to reunite after four decades
- 8 Matchday Live: Chaplin wins it as Town claim three points
- 9 Teenager 'kicked and punched' by man during Ipswich assault
- 10 School's 'greatest ever sporting achievement' could take them to Wembley
“We will be asking our reporter for the day to write stories, interview contacts and take part in the news conferences that take place throughout the day.”
Star picture editor Andy Abbott said: “A day behind the lens is an experience you will never forget. Every day is different and you never know what can happen.
“For the amateur photographer, shadowing our experienced team is a great chance to pick up tips and learn more about how we work.”
A dazzling night held at the Hotel Elizabeth, Copdock, on June 22, the Press Ball attracts the cream of Suffolk society. Music, find dining and dancing don't detract from the serious side of the evening to raise money for Disability Care Enterprise (DCE) - a Suffolk-based charity which provides specialised equipment for disabled people.
Carolyne Morey, DCE project director, said: “The Press Ball is the biggest fundraising event for DCE of the year.
“I'd like to say a big thank you to all at The Evening Star for their time and support with this excellent auction prize.”
Ipswich firm Call Connection has generously agreed to sponsor the glittering event.
Graeme Kalbraier, managing director of Call Connection, said: “This is a fabulous auction prize and I'd like to pass on my thanks to all the team at The Evening Star and all who have supported the Press Ball with auction prizes.”
And as preparations get under way for this year's Ice Ball theme the 2007 event is expected to be the biggest and best yet. Organisers have secured the services of heart-throb pop star Tony Hadley in a massive coup for what has become the highlight of the county's social calendar.
The Press Ball catering statistics include 900 baby carrots, 1,650 potatoes, and 100 bottles of champagne to be served by 50 restaurant and bar staff.
Total so far-£257,000