MEDIA: New student site hires editor fresh from university

Student24-7.com has launched as a hip internet destination targeting the UK’s 3.5 million students. It lists Jim Kerr of rock band Simple Minds and Jim McAvoy, former chief executive of Crystal Palace FC, among its backers.

Student24-7.com has launched as a hip internet destination

targeting the UK’s 3.5 million students. It lists Jim Kerr of rock band

Simple Minds and Jim McAvoy, former chief executive of Crystal Palace

FC, among its backers.



Jo Foley, former managing editor of The Mirror and editor of the

Observer magazine, is acting as editor-in-chief for the site in a

consultant capacity.



Roy Delaney has been recruited fresh from college to edit the site. Sian

Thomas, former co-founder of the Daisy and Tom chain of shops, is chief

executive, with Sara Pearson, managing director of SPA Way, a

non-executive director.



The web site will include an on-line magazine, 24-7, which will offer

features, interviews and competitions.



’The editorial team has a close relationship with Student Unions and

student radio and newspapers,’ said Pearson, adding that the site would

actively welcome approaches from PR companies trying to reach the

student population.



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