Today Student Journalism Awards
The Today Student Journalism Awards have been announced, at an awards ceremony in the BBC’s Radio Theatre.
The winner of the Today Programme Student Journalist of the Year - as shortlisted by Today Editor Sarah Sands, Kamal Ahmed Editorial Director BBC; Katie Lloyd Development Director BBC and Daniell Morrisey Head of Talent BBC:
HAMZAH ABBAS, the University of York
As part of the award, Hamzah will be offered a position on the BBC News Journalism Trainee Scheme as the Today Programme News Trainee, a role that will involve placements on the Today Programme and at various departments within BBC News.
SARAH SANDS, editor of The Today Programme and chair of the judges “Hamzah shows a remarkable understanding of and commitment to the power of the news story. He wants to expose wrongs and change things for the better and crucially knows how to do it through journalism”
The full list of winners is as follows:
STUDENT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR 2019, selected by Sarah Sands, editor of the Today programme; Kamal Ahmed Editorial Director BBC; Katie Lloyd Development Director BBC and Daniell Morrisey Head of Talent BBC
WINNER: Hamzah Abbas: University of York
RUNNER UP: Ellie Kemp: University of Salford
• Amber Sunner: University of Kent
• Georgina Arkley: Leeds Trinity University
• Joseph Cook: University of Cambridge
STUDENT BROADCASTER OF THE YEAR 2019, selected by Mishal Husain Today Presenter and Matthew Parris Author and Columnist
WINNER: Georgia Stewardson, City of London University
RUNNER UP: George Haigh: University of Salford
COMMENDED: Petrana Zermanova: Middlesex University
STUDENT CRITIC OF THE YEAR 2019, selected by : Martha Kearney Today Presenter, Andrew O’Hagan Author and Sathnam Sanghera Journalist and Author
WINNER: John Maier: London School of Economics
RUNNER UP: Nicholas Harris: University of Cambridge
COMMENDED: Gabriela Frost: University of Cambridge
STUDENT PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR 2019, selected by Justin Webb Today Presenter and Janice Turner columnist, interviewer and feature writer for The Times.
WINNER: The Boar: University of Warwick, Isabelle Atkins, Katie Tarrant, Megan Benham and Gurpreet Dhaliwal
RUNNER UP: Concrete, UEA: University of East Anglia: Sophie Bunce, Matt Nixon, Shannon McDonagh and Chris Matthews
COMMENDED: InQuire Media, University of Kent, George Knight, Bill Bowkett, Caitlin Casey and Ellie Fielding
STUDENT VISUAL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR 2019, selected by Matthew Price Chief correspondent for the Today programme, and the host of Beyond Today, Rankin British portrait and fashion photographer, and Alice–Azania Jarvis Deputy Editor of Times 2 at The Times.
WINNER: Ollie Cameron, Kingston School of Art
RUNNER UP: Leia Morrison, University of West England
COMMENDED: Nathan Addai, University of Derby
STUDENT PROGRAMME OF THE YEAR 2019 selected by Nick Robinson Today Presenter and Afua Hirsch Author and Broadcaster
WINNER: “A week in Concrete” University of East Anglia: Editor: Sophie Bunce, Matt Nixon, Shannon McDonagh and Chris Matthews
RUNNER UP: “City News” City of London University: Editor: Alix Hatterson, Joshua Zitzer, Sam Mason and Naiomi Adedokun
COMMENDED: “The Pulse“ University of Nottingham: Editor: Hermonie Hern, Jeremey Dunn, Rebecca Hyde and Abigail Chitty