Oliver and Tania toast awards success
CBJ students were among the winners at the inaugural Midlands Media Students Awards.
Tania Brown took first prize in the Food and Drink category for her report looking at the rise of veganism and vegan restaurants in Nottingham.
Oliver Loe won the top award in the Sport category for his report on footgolf, a combination of football and golf that is becoming popular in Nottingham. One of the highlights was a memorable hole in one for Oliver.
Fellow student Louis Antonio received a special prize for a best picture caption tweet in a competition open to all students attending the ceremony.
Two other CBJ students, Georgianna Scurfield and Elana Campbell, were also nominated for awards for their packages on a rare bird at Nottingham’s Wollaton Hall and Charlie Hebdo respectively.
The winning students are in their final year of an innovative course linked to Notts TV, which is based at CBJ. As part of their course they work as interns producing news material and working on live news programmes broadcast on the local station every weekday evening.
Notts TV coordinator Deborah Kelly said: “This was a great result for CBJ. This is the first year that students have been working with Notts TV as part of their third year. It’s particularly pleasing that they won the awards for work produced in a real newsroom environment where they are working under pressure to tight deadlines.”
The Midlands Media Student Awards were organised by the Birmingham Press Club. Established in 1865, it’s the oldest press club in the world with more than 350 members, including journalists from newspapers, magazines, television, radio and online.
The student awards were launched to recognise the talent of the next generation of journalists. They attracted more than 110 entries from media students throughout the East and West Midlands and the judging panel was led by Sky News managing editor Peter Lowe.
The winning students were awarded internships with media companies based in the Midlands.