Journalism students from Bournemouth University have been shortlisted for a number of industry awards for the third consecutive year.
Three BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism students have been shortlisted in the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Excellence Awards.
The awards recognise and reward the best journalism students and trainees, with the winners announced at an awards ceremony on 28 November.
A record-breaking 395 entries were received across 15 categories.
BU’s Dan Davis has been shortlisted for the student award in sports journalism. Meg Winton has been nominated for multimedia story and campaign of the year and overall category of Best Student Project. Alice Knight was nominated for her final year project Tracks to Recovery.
NCTJ Board Director and Industry Advisor for Bournemouth University Toby Granville said: “It is great to see so many students from Bournemouth University being shortlisted for these prestigious awards. The calibre of work is once again outstanding and I look forward to seeing how these graduates progress.”
In last year’s NCTJ awards Dan Sampson won best overall multimedia story for his documentary on football's hidden addiction.
BU was the first institution in the UK to have its journalism courses accredited by the three main industry bodies: the NCTJ, the BJTC, and the Publishers Association (PA).
As part of their degree, all undergraduate Multimedia Journalism students have the opportunity to sit NCTJ qualifications to achieve the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism, a widely recognised professional qualification.
The BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism students and projects shortlisted for the NCTJ Awards for Excellence 2019 are:
Sports Journalism - Dan Davis
Multimedia story/campaign – Meg Winton
Overall best student project – Alice Knight