TALENTED media students have received prizes at Teesside University’s annual Journalism Awards.
The annual Journalist Awards event, which was hosted by Helen Dalby, Audience & Content Director, Reach North East & Yorkshire, took place at the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) as part of Teesside University’s Graduate Showcase.
Journalism students received awards based on exceptional work produced during the past academic year, with winners receiving a week’s work experience at the company which sponsors the individual award.
Winners were commended for the skills learnt on the BA (Hons) Journalism; BA(Hons) Sport Journalism and BA (Hons) Public Relations and Digital Communications degrees
Among the awards were Broadcast Journalist of the Year, Best Sport Feature Writer and Blogger of the Year.
A number of special academic awards were also given out, including the award for the best degree Final Projects.
Award’s host Helen was promoted to digital editor in 2012 and was closely involved in the award-winning digital newsroom transformation which was piloted in Newcastle and Teesside in 2014 before being rolled out nationally.
Helen was made editor of ChronicleLive in 2016, and in 2019 became Editor-in-chief for the region, overseeing the newsrooms in Newcastle and Middlesbrough. She’s currently Audience and Content Director for Reach in the North East, Yorkshire and Humber, as well as leading Reach’s partnerships with the BBC Local Democracy Reporting Scheme and with Meta and the NCTJ for our community reporters.
Paul Bailey, Course Leader for Journalism in the School of Arts and Creative Industries, said: “These awards recognise the hard work and excellent calibre of our current journalism students and the students were thrilled to be awarded their prizes by Helen.”
“I would like to thank all of the media organisations who generously contributed prizes to this celebration of our students’ achievements.”
Below is a list of the winners
Winner of Vlogger of the Year – sponsored by Teesside University Communications and Development
Winner of Content Producer of the Year – Sponsored by Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA)
Winner of Feature Writer of the Year – sponsored by The Northern Echo newspaper
Winner of Multimedia Journalist of the Year – sponsored by Teesside Live
Winner of Community Reporter of the Year, sponsored by The Hartlepool Mail newspaper
Winner of Audio Journalist of the Year, sponsored by Bauer Media
Winners of Video Journalist of the Year, sponsored by UK Local TV
Alfie Lambert and Holly Havelock
Winner of Digital Communications Student of Year, sponsored by Harvey and Hugo PR Agency
Winner of the Ali Brownlee Sports Coverage Award, sponsored by BBC Tees
Winner of Creative Communications Campaign, sponsored by Durham County Cricket Club
Winner of Public Relations Student of the Year, sponsored by DTW PR Agency
Winner of Broadcast Journalist of the Year, sponsored by ITV News
Winner of Portfolio of the Year, sponsored by Great North Air Ambulance Service
Winner of Sports Feature of the Year, sponsored by MFC Foundation
Winner of Best Newcomer, sponsored by Teesside University
Winners of Best Final Project, sponsored by Teesside University
Sarah Peacock and Martyna Dydyk