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City journalism students shortlisted for three BJTC awards

Entries in Best Newsday, Best TV Documentary and Best TV Feature selected ahead of prestigious November ceremony

by Chris Lines (Senior Communications Officer)

Students from City, University of London’s Department of Journalism have been shortlisted for three Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) 2019 awards.

A BJTC panel of industry experts have judged record numbers of items from podcasts, radio, TV, social, online writing and mobile, with students from the Department shortlisted in the following categories: Best TV Documentary, Best TV Feature, Best Newsday.

Best TV Documentary

Made by MA Broadcast Journalism students Jannine Battis and Yasmin Mannan, the documentary is titled ‘More to Life: When Young Brits Choose Africa’ and looks at why considerable numbers of British millennials are starting a new life in Africa.

Best TV Feature

This short documentary feature, by BA Broadcast Journalism students Georgina Turner and Laura Hendry, hones in on the statistic that 27,000 people are detained by the Home Office every year, profiling two individuals with pending immigration cases whose lives are currently on hold.

Best Newsday

This City News broadcast from 21st February 2019, produced by MA Broadcast Journalism students, contains news reports on topics ranging from acid attacks to the BRIT Awards.

Sally Webb, Director of Broadcasting at City and head of the MA Broadcast Journalism and MA Television Journalism courses, said:

“We are extraordinarily proud of all of the students shortlisted for the BJTC awards. It is testament to their hard work and dedication.”

The awards will be held on 12th November 2019 at Sky Cinema at Sky HQ in Isleworth, hosted by news presenter Gillian Joseph.

About BJTC

The BJTC works in partnership with all the main employers in the UK broadcast industry: BBC, ITV, ITN, Associated Press, Sky News, Channel 4 News, National Union of Journalists and Thomson Reuters.

Its primary responsibility is to accredit UK journalism courses within higher education. Its Council members are all experienced employers and trainers who participate in forum meetings to discuss the development of training programmes, to improve the skills and knowledge across the broadcast journalism industry.

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