The Guardian today announced the shortlist for the Guardian Student Media Awards which features students who have produced ‘outstanding journalism’ during their time at university.
The categories for the awards include publication of the year, reporter of the year, writer of the year, photographer of the year, digital journalist of the year and broadcast journalist of the year.
A new category that has been included for digital journalist of the year.
Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger said:
‘The students entering this year’s Guardian Student Media Awards are facing one of the most challenging journalistic environments in the history of the awards so far. Seismic changes in technology are creating new ways of connecting and informing communities, which inspire and terrify in equal measure.
“The students that succeed will be those who understand the value of journalism and demonstrate the best of journalistic qualities: courage, campaigning, toughness, compassion, humour, irreverence; a serious engagement with serious things; a sense of fairness; an eye for injustice; a passion for explaining; knowing how to achieve impact, and of course a connection with readers.”
Past winners of the Guardian Student Media Awards have included high profile writers such as Andrew Rawnsley, Jonathan Freedland and Emily Barr.
The panel that selected the shortlist included amongst others: Alan Rusbridger; Jon Snow, presenter at Channel 4 News; Paul Kenyon, investigative journalist for Panorama and Krissi Murison, editor at NME.
The winners of the awards will be announced on Wednesday 24 November at an awards ceremony held in London.
Here is the full shortlist:
Publication of the Year
Student Direct: Mancunion – University of Manchester
The River – Kingston University
Cherwell – Oxford University
York Vision – University of York
www.thealligatoronline.com – Oxford University
Reporter of the Year
Camilla Turner – Cherwell, Oxford University
Tom Rowley – The Oxford Student, Oxford University
Daniel Goddard – York Vision, University of York
Girish Gupta – Student Direct: Mancunion, University of Manchester
Martin Rhys Williams – York Vision, University of York
Writer of the Year
Jim Norton – University of York
Oliver Moody – Oxford University
Daniel Barrow – University of Warwick
Vicky Lane – University of Portsmouth
James Harker – Manchester Metropolitan University
Photographer of the Year
Portia Webb – University of Brighton
Susan Swindells – Newcastle College
Charley Murrell – Newport University
Melanie Clark – University of Brighton
Veronica Sanchis – Swansea Metropolitan University
Digital Journalist of the Year (In association with NME.com)
Josh Halliday – University of Sunderland
Wil Benton – Kings College London
Sian Jones – Birmingham City University
Mimi Kempton-Stewart – Oxford University
Girish Gupta – University of Manchester
Broadcast Journalist of the Year
Rosanna Brough – Nottingham Trent University
Simon Conway – Nottingham Trent University
Rob Setchell – The University of Sheffield
Michael Williams – London College of Communications
Elizabeth Ridgeway – City University