What is R3trospect?

R3trospect is a bi-monthly news magazine with a global focus. Run by students, written for all with an interest in current affairs.

We publish a selection of articles on our website on the third day of every other month (hence the 3 in R3trospect), drawing on the benefit of hindsight to review the biggest stories, ranging from European politics and American environmental issues to Asian technological innovations and Middle Eastern border skirmishes.

How did it begin?

Having little to do in the “lockdown summer” of 2020, three journalism students attending Cardiff University decided to channel their experience and ambition into a new project. We launched our new website in September 2020, coinciding with the return of students to university campuses, amassing over 700 views in our first week of going live.

Over twenty students have now produced content for R3trospect, including:

Informative news pieces concerned with current affairs from around the world;

Overnight live coverage of the 2020 U.S. presidential election;

Interviews and video reports for the 2021 Welsh Senedd elections;

Match reports and a podcast series for EURO 2020.

R3 continues to grow and morph and we look forward to being able to realise all of our ambitions as a team.

How can I get involved?