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City journalists triumph at the Guardian Student Media Awards

Current students and recent graduates were among the winners at the Guardian’s annual award ceremony which recognises the best student writers, designers, broadcasters, editors and photographers.
by Ben

nullAlisha Rouse, currently studying on City's Newspaper Journalism MA, was named 'Student Journalist of the Year' at the annual Guardian Student Media Awards, last night.

City University London was well represented in other categories too. Recent Television Journalism MA graduates Paul Traynor, Julia Chapman and Clare Downey, were jointly awarded the 'Student broadcast journalist of the year' award for their 30 minute documentary Psychosurgery: The Modern Lobotomy? Paul was also named runner-up in the 'Digital Journalist of the Year' category for his work on themediamind.co.uk.

Finally, the award for 'Student Website of the Year' went to studentjournals.co.uk, a group blog established in 2010 to provide a publishing outlet for student journalists. The site was co-founded by Siraj Datoo, who is also studying on City Newspaper Journalism MA.

For the last 34 years the Guardian Student Media Awards have sought out the best student writers, designers, broadcasters, editors and photographers. The focus of the awards is to discover and promote these talented individuals as well as reward and celebrate their excellent work.

Previous award winners include Andrew Rawnsley, Associate Editor, politics, The Observer; Mark Frith, former Editor, Heat Magazine; Rankin, Photographer; Jonathan Freedland; Rachel Newsome, Editor of Dazed and Confused and Emily Barr.

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