Hooha, I've made an IRC channel for the newspaper.
You will need mIRC to have acces to it, here you can download it.
If you want to get special rights on the channel, (only for staff) go to the basic page and typ the following lines:
/NickServ REGISTER The-Password-You-Want Your-Mail
After that, you will recieve a verify email with furthur instructions, to join the network go to File/Select Servers/Options default server is 6667.
After that typ in your main channel /join #fanewspaper.