NUFC fanzine highlights great work by young people on racism
“Here at The Mag we were proud to take up the challenge and it was a privilege to see the high standard of work by all of the budding journalists."
The Mag - Independent NUFC fanzine
Newcastle United FC fanzine ‘The Mag’ has teamed up with Show Racism the Red Card to publicise the work of young people who took part in a special journalism challenge.
Attendees at a recent full-day educational event at St James’ Park, the home of Newcastle United, were invited to be journalists for the day.
Throughout educational workshops about racism, a tour of the stadium, film screening and Question and Answer session with NUFC players Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Massaido Hadara, the young people from Kells Lane School, Gateshead took notes and on return to school completed articles about their experience.
Not only is The Mag hosting four of the pieces on their website, they also judged the entries with ex-NUFC player and SRtRC patron John Anderson.
The Mag said: “Here at The Mag we were proud to take up the challenge and it was a privilege to see the high standard of work by all of the budding journalists.
“We were fortunate to have ex-NUFC defender and now radio pundit, John Anderson, to help with the judging.
John also does valuable work for Show Racism The Red Card but found it a tricky challenge to pick a winner from the entries, in fact there was such a high standard overall, it was really difficult just narrowing it down to four finalists!
Jointly, we eventually narrowed it down to four finalists and we will be featuring all of them here on the website before announcing the winner on Saturday, both on the site and in the new issue of the magazine which will also carry the winning entry.”
The winner will receive a prize donated by Newcastle United FC.
Show Racism the Red Card would like to thank NUFC, The Mag and the young people from Kells Lane Primary for their brilliant support.