Students have been honoured by lecturers and media professionals at the 2015 Journalism awards.
Hosted at the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima), Journalism students were given awards based on exceptional work produced during this academic year.
There were a number of awards available that celebrated the skills learnt on the BA (Hons)Multimedia Journalism degree course, including News Reporter of the Year, Best Feature Writer and Blogger of the Year.
Prizes for the awards included a number of placements with the Evening Gazette, The Northern Echo and The Hartlepool Mail.
Other prizes included work experience at Sky Sports; The Sun’s Fabulous Magazine; The i; BBC Tees and the new TV station Made in Tyne and Wear.
Paul Bailey, Senior Lecturer in Journalism, at Teesside University’s School of Arts and Media said: “These awards recognise the hard work and excellent calibre of our current journalism students.
“I would like to thank all of the media organisations who generously contributed prizes to this celebration of our students’ achievements.”
A number of special academic awards were also given out, including the NCTJ Prize, for the student with the highest marks while training for the National Council of Journalism qualifications.
The prize was a week’s placement at the Mail on Sunday in London.
Here are the highlights of the evening.
For the full list of winners, see below:
NCTJ Prize, sponsored by NCTJ and the Daily Mail – Jamie Crow.
Blogger of the Year, sponsored by O Communications – Hannah Dodsworth
Content Producer of the Year, Sponsored by Tangerine PR – Courtney Blakey
Best Final Project, sponsored by Teesside University– The North Crowd (Matthew Brown; Leonie Garlick; Jamie Crow and Adam Burford)
Feature Writer, sponsored by The Northern Echo – Jack Crute
Multimedia Journalist of the Year, sponsored by Evening Gazette – Rachel Russell
Community Reporter of the Year, sponsored by Hartlepool Mail – Rebecca McPartland
Sports Reporter, sponsored by Sky Sports – Tom Robinson
Lifestyle Reporter, sponsored by Fabulous Magazine – Jemma Ferguson-Gale
Entertainment Reporter, sponsored by Narc Magazine – Matthew Brown
News Reporter of the Year, sponsored by The i newspaper – Leonie Garlick
Broadcast Journalist of the Year, sponsored by BBC Tees – Lucy Moody
Video Journalist of the Year, sponsored by Made in Tyne and Wear – Jamie Crow and Natalie Devonshire (tie)
Communications and PR Campaign of the Year, sponsored by Teesside University’s Department for External Relations – Beth Dean
Special Recognition Award, sponsored by mima – Jodie Lightfoot; Sophie Finnegan and Demi Cornforth.
Outstanding Contribution to Campus Life Award, sponsored by Teesside University – Matthew Jones; Nathan Lee; Rebecca Connolly; Hannah Dodsworth and Keri Guymer.
Award for passing 100wpm shorthand, sponsored by Teesside University – Matthew Brown; Nathan Lee; Jodie Lightfoot; Ryan Sullivan-Hunt; Sophie Finnegan and Rachel Dye.