Nottingham Trent University students scoop top media awards

Students from Nottingham Trent University's Centre for Broadcasting & Journalism (CBJ) have taken major prizes at the inaugural Midlands Media Students Awards (MMSA).

Students from Nottingham Trent University's Centre for Broadcasting & Journalism (CBJ) have taken major prizes at the inaugural Midlands Media Students Awards (MMSA).

Tania Brown took first prize in the Food and Drink category for her report looking at the rise of veganism and vegan restaurants in Nottingham. While keen sportsman, Oliver Loe, won the top award in the Sport category for his report on footgolf, a combination of football and golf that is becoming popular in Nottingham. One of the highlights was a memorable hole in one for Oliver.

Fellow student Louis Antonio received a special prize for a best picture caption tweet in a competition open to all students attending the ceremony.

Two other students from the CBJ, Georgianna Scurfield and Elana Campbell, were also nominated for awards for their packages on a rare bird at Nottingham's Wollaton Hall and Charlie Hebdo respectively. Leanne Westbury from the University's School of Art & Design also received nominations for three pieces of work, including one about artist Ai Wei Wei.

The winning CBJ students are in their final year of an innovative course linked to Notts TV News, which is based at the CBJ. As part of their course, they work as interns producing news material and working on live news programmes broadcast on the local station every weekday evening.

Deborah Kelly, Notts TV coordinator at Nottingham Trent University, said: "This was a great result for CBJ. This is the first year that students from Nottingham Trent University have been working with Notts TV as part of their third year course. It's particularly pleasing that they won the awards for work produced in a real newsroom environment where they are working under pressure to tight deadlines."

The Midlands Media Student Awards were organised by the Birmingham Press Club. Established in 1865, it's the oldest press club in the world with more than 350 members, including journalists from newspapers, magazines, television, radio and online.

The student awards were launched to recognise the talent of the next generation of journalists. They attracted more than 110 entries from media students throughout the East and West Midlands and the judging panel was led by Sky News Managing Editor Peter Lowe.

The winning students were awarded internships with media companies based in the Midlands.

Nottingham Trent University students scoop top media awards

Published on 20 April 2015
  • Category: Press office; School of Art & Design; School of Arts and Humanities

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