Student scoops reporter of the year award

Journalism student Gary Mitchell has won a Leicester Mercury award
for offdiary reporting just weeks after getting a job at the paper.

was named district reporter of the year for Leicester De Montfort
University’s postgraduate journalism course, winning a £100 prize from
the city’s evening paper.

John Dilley, senior lecturer at the
university, said: “It was fantastic for Gary to get a job while still
on the course and it’s a testament to his commitment that he’s
combining newsroom work while studying for his exams.”

Rowen West-Henzell also received an award for the one to watch.

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