The Jersey Evening Post has relaunched its 13-year-old Reality supplement for young people, which has already netted three recruits for the paper, writes Jean Morgan.
The 16-page, monthly colour supplement with an associated website, gives islanders in their teens and early 20s an opportunity to gather and write their own news, features, reviews and comment and to focus on the issues which concern them.
Now renamed Reality Reloaded, it has its own editor, student Emma Wakeling, whose team will work in the JEP’s newsroom and photographic department under the guidance of members of the main paper’s staff, including three – feature writer Louise Nibbs, news reporter Ben QuerÃ©e and deputy picture editor Matt Hotton – who are graduates of the old Reality project.
The supplement and its online version have been designed by JEP editorial artist Ben Le Feuvre, as part of a wider project overseen by senior journalist Anthony Lewis to strengthen the paper’s appeal to future readers and staff.
JEP editor Chris Bright said: “After 13 years, we felt the time had come to give Reality a new lease of life.”