Christmas comes early to CBJ – the sequel
A CBJ graduate has won a top industry award for her work – at the same time as two of our courses were named the best in the UK.
Anna Farley, who graduated from BA Broadcast Journalism in July, scooped the Best TV News Feature in the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) Student Journalism Awards 2014.
Her winning feature, Under the Knife to Save a Life: The Donation Debate, featured some strong case studies that showed how desperately people need organ donations and what a difference it can make to their lives.
Anna, now freelancing at Signal 107 in Wolverhampton, said: “Winning the BJTC award was a huge surprise and is a great personal achievement. At the awards I really enjoyed being surrounded by so many talented students and experts in the industry; and when they called my name I was so excited I could hardly walk to the stage. I’m grateful for all the guidance I received from my lecturers and I feel privileged that I was able to share the stories of the participants in my documentary, it was an amazing experience and I can’t thank them enough.”
Meanwhile, Nottingham Trent University was also recognised as the UK’s top performing journalism training centre for the second year running with its BA in Print Journalism and MA/PGDip courses topping the tables for the highest percentage of students achieving the NCTJ gold standard.
CBJ director Carole Fleming said: “It’s wonderful that our students do so well in these awards. It’s a real boost to the start of their careers in journalism and welcome confirmation of the quality of the courses we deliver.”