Top industry awards recognise journalism students and training at NTU

Two recent graduates of Nottingham Trent University's Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism (CBJ) have received top industry awards for their work while studying, as two CBJ courses are also named as the best in the UK.

Two recent graduates of Nottingham Trent University's Centre for Broadcasting & Journalism (CBJ) have received top industry awards for their work while studying, as two CBJ courses are also named as the best in the UK.

Anna Farley, who graduated from BA Broadcast Journalism in July, scooped the Best TV News Feature in the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) Student Journalism Awards 2014.

Her winning feature, Under the Knife to Save a Life: The Donation Debate, featured some strong case studies that showed how desperately people need organ donations and what a difference it can make to their lives.

Anna, now freelancing at Signal 107 in Wolverhampton, said: "Winning the BJTC award for best 'TV News Feature' was a huge surprise and is a great personal achievement. At the awards I really enjoyed being surrounded by so many talented students and experts in the industry; and when they called my name I was so excited I could hardly walk to the stage.

"I'm grateful for all the guidance I received from my University lecturers and I feel privileged that I was able to share the stories of the participants in my documentary, it was an amazing experience and I can't thank them enough."

Tom Jenkin, a graduate of the Postgraduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism, has received the award for Top scoop/exclusive from the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), for his story about England cricketer Gary Ballance's behaviour at a Nottingham nightclub.

The story featured on student website The Tab, where Tom is news editor, and was picked up by several national newspapers the next day.

Tom said: "I was surprised to be nominated for the award so it was a shock to win it overall. It's great to be recognised for a story I put a lot of effort into."

The awards recognise and reward the best journalism students completing industry-accredited courses and continue a successful run for the CBJ, with students taking away top prizes at both awards last year.

For the second year running, Nottingham Trent University was also recognised as the UK's top performing journalism training centre with its BA in Print Journalism and MA / PGDip courses topping the tables for the highest percentage of students achieving the NCTJ gold standard.

Carole Fleming, director of the Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism, said: "It's wonderful that our students do so well in these awards. It's a real boost to the start of their careers in journalism and welcome confirmation of the quality of the courses we deliver at CBJ."

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Top industry awards recognise journalism students and training at NTU

Published on 28 November 2014
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