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City journalists nominated for Guardian Student Media Awards

Oliver Duggan, Giedre Steikunaite, Mashaal Mir and Nick Stylianou shortlisted for awards in recognition of their outstanding work.
by Ben Sawtell

Four City University London students, past and present, have been shortlisted in the prestigious Guardian Student Media Awards 2012, which were announced earlier this week.

Oliver Duggan, currently studying an MA in Newspaper Journalism, was nominated as Student columnist of the year; Giedre Steikunaite, a recent graduate of the BA in Journalism and Contemporary History, as student feature writer of the year; Mashaal Mir, who has just started the MA in Broadcast Journalism, as student feature writer of the year and Nick Stylianou, who graduated from the same course, was nominated as student broadcast journalist of the year.

The Guardian Student Media Awards have been celebrating young journalistic talent for over 30 years. They allow students to gain an insight into the working world of the media industry and their work is viewed and celebrated by the industry's top players. Past winners include Andrew Rawnsley, Rankin, Jonathan Freedland, Rachel Newsome and Emily Barr have gone on to great success within the industry.

Head of the Department of Journalism George Brock said: "I would like to congratulate our students on their nominations for these prestigious awards. Journalism is an extremely tough industry to break into; it takes, perseverance, luck and a thick skin but most of all it takes skill and knowledge and these awards recognise those qualities and showcase special talents that will be the media stars of the future."

View the Guardian Student Media Awards 2012 shortlist.

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