Nouse

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Nouse
Nouse front page, 22 January 2013.png
Typical Nouse front page
TypeThree publications per University of York term times
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)YUSU
Founder(s)Nigel Fountain
EditorJoseph Silke
Deputy editorChay Quinn
LanguageEnglish
HeadquartersEric Milner-White A Block, University of York
Websitenouse.co.uk

Nouse (/ˈnz/ NOOZ; Ancient Greek: nous, meaning intellect, or common sense; also the local River Ouse; also a potential pun on the words 'No Use')[1] is a student newspaper and website at the University of York. It is the oldest registered society of, and funded by, the University of York Students' Union.[2] Nouse was founded in 1964 by student Nigel Fountain,[3] some twenty years before its rival York Vision. The newspaper is printed three times in each of the Autumn and Spring terms, and twice in the Summer term, with frequent website updates in between print runs. As of November 2018, Nouse has printed 482 editions.

Unlike many other university newspapers, which have sabbatical editors, Nouse′s staff is made up entirely of current students.

It has changed dramatically in outlook and presentation over the years, being known at one point as the Nouse Co-operative or NouseCoop, and presenting itself as a samizdat publication throughout the 1980s[citation needed]. The last edition of the 2006–07 academic year was printed in full-size broadsheet format, but it is now printed in tabloid format. It nonetheless remains distinguished from its campus rival York Vision in layout and tone.

In the last few years Nouse has become the University's largest media society, picking up multiple nominations and wins in the National Student Journalism Awards and Guardian Student Media Awards.[4][5]

The Borthwick Institute for Archives at the University of York Library has an archive of Nouse editions that stretches back to the first edition, published on 23 November 1964.[6]

Content[edit]

The main paper contains sections on news, comment, politics, business, science, and sport.

The "Muse" culture section includes features, columns, arts, fashion, music, film and TV, gaming, travel, and food and drink pages.

The website holds an archive of the printed pieces from 2005, as well as publishing content such as breaking news, sports results, live coverage of campus events and other features not in the print edition.

Supplements[edit]

Through the year Nouse publishes various supplements:

  • Freshers' Supplement: A guide to the university for new students.
  • YUSU Elections Supplement: A guide to the candidates and background information for each year's student union elections (alternated with York Vision).
  • Roses Supplement: A guide to the annual sports tournament against Lancaster (alternated with York Vision).
  • London Fashion Week Supplement: A guide to the Autumn/Winter Collections at London Fashion Week (LFW). Nouse has been covering LFW since 2011, and in 2013 covered more than 40 shows with a team of ten writers and photographers.

Events[edit]

In 2012 the paper began Nouse Events, a new events series. Speakers included George Galloway[7] and Jeremy Paxman.[8] In 2013, this became the York Union,[9] which has attracted speakers including Baroness Scotland,[10] Jon Snow, Alastair Campbell, Peter Tatchell [11] and Mark Lawson. Current Editor Joseph Silke also concurrently holds the role of York Union President.

Awards[edit]

Nouse has had continued success in a number of awards, most notably in the Guardian Student Media Awards.

  • 2005 Winner – Best Student Newspaper, NUS/Mirror National Student Journalism Awards.
  • 2005 Shortlisted – Best Design, NUS/Mirror awards.[12]
  • 2005 Runner-up – Best Newspaper, Guardian Student Media Awards.
  • 2006 Shortlisted – Best Newspaper, Guardian Student Media Awards.
  • 2006 Shortlisted – Best Newspaper, National Student Journalism Awards.
  • 2006 Shortlisted – Best Publication Design, Guardian Student Media Awards.
  • 2006 Shortlisted – Best Features Writer (Toby Green), NUS Awards.[13]
  • 2007 Winner – Student Journalist of the Year (Heidi Blake), Guardian Student Media Awards.
  • 2007 Winner – Best Features Writer (Heidi Blake), Guardian Student Media Awards.
  • 2007 Winner – Best Diversity Writer (Heidi Blake), Guardian Student Media Awards.
  • 2007 Runner-up – Best Website, Guardian Student Media Awards.[14]
  • 2008 Runner-up – Best Newspaper, Guardian Student Media Awards.
  • 2008 Runner-up – Student Website of the Year, Guardian Student Media Awards.
  • 2008 Winner – Best Features Writer (Nicky Woolf), Guardian Student Media Awards.[15]
  • 2009 Winner – Best Student Media, NUS Awards.
  • 2009 Winner – Best Student Broadcaster (Anna Bucks), NUS Awards.
  • 2009 Shortlisted – Student Journalist of the Year (Henry James Foy), NUS Awards.[16]
  • 2009 Winner – Best Website, Guardian Student Media Awards.
  • 2009 Runner-up – Student Features Writer of the Year (Holly Thomas), Guardian Student Media Awards.[17]
  • 2009 Shortlisted – Best Diversity Writer (Liam O'Brien), Guardian Student Media Awards.
  • 2009 Shortlisted – Best Sports Journalist (John Halstead), Guardian Student Media Awards.
  • 2010 Shortlisted – Best Student Media, NUS Awards.[18]
  • 2011 Shortlisted – Best Student Media, NUS Awards.[19]
  • 2011 Shortlisted – Best Features Writer (Camilla Apcar), Guardian Student Media Awards.
  • 2011 Shortlisted – Best Critic (Tom Killingbeck), Guardian Student Media Awards.
  • 2011 Runner-up – Best Columnist (Charlotte-Hogarth Jones), Guardian Student Media Awards.
  • 2012 Runner-up – Best Digital Journalist (Jonathon Frost), Guardian Student Media Awards.
  • 2012 Runner-up – Student Publication of the Year, Guardian Student Media Awards.[20]
  • 2013 Shortlisted - Student Critic of the Year (Alfie Packham), Guardian Student Media Awards
  • 2013 Shortlisted - Student Columnist of the Year (Adam Seldon), Guardian Student Media Awards[21]
  • 2014 Runner-up - Student Publication of the Year, Guardian Student Media Awards
  • 2014 Runner-up - Student Critic of the Year (James Tyas), Guardian Student Media Awards
  • 2015 Shortlisted - Student Publication of the Year, Guardian Student Media Awards
  • 2015 Winner – Student Critic of the Year (Chris Owen), Guardian Student Media Awards
  • 2015 Runner-up - Student Critic of the Year (Alfie Packham), Guardian Student Media Awards
  • 2017 Runner-up - Best News Story (Finn Judge), SPA Awards[22]
  • 2018 Winner - Best Newspaper Design, SPA Awards
  • 2018 Shortlisted - Best Reporter (Oscar Bentley), SPA Awards
  • 2018 Shortlisted - Best Sports Coverage, SPA Awards

Notable contributors[edit]

Former University of York Chancellor, and Director of the FA, Greg Dyke wrote a column for the paper in the early 1970s, 'Gryke'.

The late Labour MP Tony Banks and the author Anthony Horowitz also wrote for the paper early in its history.[23]

Mail on Sunday columnist Peter Hitchens wrote a comment piece in October 2012.[24]

Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Why is Nouse so called?". Retrieved 25 May 2009.
  2. ^ "Society Media". YUSU. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Nicky Woolf Goes Way Back". Nouse. 31 May 2007. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  4. ^ "On course to win". The Guardian. London. 29 September 2008. Retrieved 25 May 2009.
  5. ^ Kiss, Jemima (22 November 2007). "York scoops seven student media awards". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 25 May 2009.
  6. ^ University of York Library Catalogue Archived 24 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine. (search for "Nouse" to see the archive listings)
  7. ^ "An evening with George Galloway MP". University of York. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  8. ^ "In conversation with Jeremy Paxman". University of York. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  9. ^ Hughes, Laura (4 October 2013). "Students create York Union". Nouse. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  10. ^ Wainwright, Charlotte (27 March 2014). "Q&A with Baroness Scotland QC". Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  11. ^ Bean, Dan (18 June 2014). "Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell visits University of York". The Press. Newsquest. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  12. ^ "Student media success". Nouse. 30 November 2005. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  13. ^ "The Guardian Student Media Awards 2006". The Guardian. London. 9 October 2006. Retrieved 20 May 2010.
  14. ^ "Student Media Awards winners". The Guardian. London. 22 November 2007. Retrieved 20 May 2010.
  15. ^ "Guardian Student Media Awards 2008". The Guardian. London. 26 November 2008. Retrieved 20 May 2010.
  16. ^ "NUS awards". NUS. Retrieved 13 June 2009.
  17. ^ "Guardian Student Media Awards, 2009: Winners". The Guardian. London. 26 November 2009. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  18. ^ "NUS Awards finalists announced". NUS. 2010. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  19. ^ "NUS Awards finalists announced". NUS. 2011. Retrieved 7 June 2011.
  20. ^ "Student Media awards 2012 winners". The Guardian. London. 7 November 2012.
  21. ^ "Student Media Awards 2013: shortlist". The Guardian.
  22. ^ SPA (6 May 2017). "Highly Commended in the Best News Story Award at #SPANC17 goes to @finnjjudge from @yorknouse at @UniOfYork". @SPAJournalism. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
  23. ^ "In retrospect…". Nouse. 15 October 2008. Retrieved 25 May 2009.
  24. ^ Peter Hitchens, "I have nothing but bad advice for the young", Nouse, 9 October 2012.
  25. ^ Nigel Fountain profile, The Guardian.
  26. ^ Underground: The London Alternative Press, 1966–74, Good Reads.
  27. ^ "Graduate Expectations part 1: 1963 and 2013", Grapevine Online, 15 July 2013.
  28. ^ Dominic Ponsford, "Financial Mail editor Lisa Buckingham and features editor Sian James among high-profile MoS departures", Press Gazette, 27 March 2013.
  29. ^ "What jobs do York graduates do? – Elisa Bray, Music Editor at The Independent" Archived 4 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine., University of York.
  30. ^ Jamie Merrill biography, The Independent.
  31. ^ Holly Williams biography, The Independent
  32. ^ "Press Awards". Magstar Ltd. Retrieved 17 September 2013.
  33. ^ Henry Foy biography, Financial Times.

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