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School of Arts and Media

Journalism Awards 2018

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Welcome to the sixth University of Salford Journalism Awards – our annual celebration of the achievements of our fabulous students.

We are leaders in journalism education and believe this year’s event will be the biggest and best of its kind in the country.

Our 180 students and industry VIPs will be wined and dined at the National Football Museum in Manchester’s iconic Urbis building.

And we will be celebrating excellence across all areas – web, print, TV and radio.

Our industry judges this year include leaders and alumni from the BBC, ITV and Sky as well as national, regional and local newspapers.

We look forward to seeing all our student entries - and the big night on Thursday May 24!

Paul Broster, Director of Journalism, Politics and Contemporary History


Criteria 

The deadline for submissions is Friday 27 April at 4pm. Below you will find the criteria for each of the 12 awards.

Submit your entry

Award                                                                                                                         Criteria                                                                                                                        
Gary Neville Sports Journalist of the Year This must be a piece of sports journalism that impresses the judge. It can be across any of these platforms - television, radio, print or online. It can be published or unpublished.       
Steve Panter News Journalist of the Year This is the award for the best news story in print or online. It needs to be a well-written original news article that impresses the judge. It can be published or unpublished.       
Feature Writer of the Year This can include any subject local interest, human interest, politics, celebrity, music etc. It needs to be a well-written original feature that impresses the judge. It can be published or unpublished.       
Photojournalist of the Year This must be a piece of photojournalism. This can be a specific photo or include a portfolio of photos.       
Magazine Journalist of the Year This is an award for the student who can demonstrate editing, writing and layout skills in a coherent, well-written and striking publication using InDesign.       
Online Journalist of the Year This must be an example of multi-media journalism, utilising multimedia, story-telling apps and social media skills to create a story that could only be published online and makes use of the platform's unique opportunities.       
Radio Journalist of the Year This must be a piece of radio journalism. It can be an example that has been broadcast or not been broadcast.       
Television Journalist of the Year This must be a piece of television journalism. It can be published or unpublished.       
Best 1st Year This student has performed outstandingly during their 1st year on the course. Engaging fully with journalism, developing new skills and contributing full effort throughout the year. Along with any one piece of journalism produced during the year, please submit max 100 words explaining why you are the ‘best’ 1st year student.       
Best 2nd Year This student has performed outstandingly during their 1st and 2nd years on the course. Engaging fully with journalism, developing new skills and contributing full effort throughout the year.  Along with any one piece of journalism produced during the year, please submit max 100 words explaining why you are the ‘best’ 2nd year student.       
Best 3rd Year This student has performed outstandingly during their 1st, 2nd and 3rd years on the course. Engaging fully with journalism, developing new skills and contributing full effort throughout the year.  Along with any one piece of journalism produced during the year, please submit max 100 words explaining why you are the ‘best’ 3rd year student.       
Best Postgraduate This student has performed outstandingly during their post-graduate year on the course. Engaging fully with journalism, developing new skills and contributing full effort throughout the year. Along with any one piece of journalism produced during the year, please submit max 100 words explaining why you are the ‘best’ post-graduate year student.


Judges

We are delighted to welcome the following industry experts to present our Journalism Awards.

David Lloyd

David Lloyd

David has worked widely as a magazine editor for the Guardian and Trinity Mirror. He has also edited Bitten magazine, SevenStreets.com (a Liverpool-based opinion and urban life magazine), and It's Liverpool, the city's official tourism magazine.


Awo Tarabi

Awo Tarabi

Awo Tarabi is a journalist at ITV News Central. Prior to joining ITV News, Awo was teaching at Coventry University. She has a BA in English from Coventry University and an MA in Linguistics from the University of Birmingham. She has also written for Huffington Post and is an alumni of the International  Visitors  Leadership  Programme  and  Uprising.


Steve Panter

Steve Panter

Steve worked at the MEN for 25 years as an award winning crime reporter and then news editor before moving into lecturing in 2003. He was elected to the regional newspapers’ "Top 40 Hall of Fame" in 2006. During the course of his career, he received 12 journalism awards and is a published  author.  He  was  a  board  director at the National Council for Training of Journalists (NCTJ) until 2015.


Tiffany Sweeney

Tiffany Sweeney

Tiffany is a London-based reporter for BBC World TV covering global affairs. After studying Broadcast Journalism at the University of Salford she started her career as a freelance journalist working for BBC North West and Radio Manchester. She then began working for BBC Breakfast TV and BBC Radio 5  live.  Whilst  at the BBC she reported exclusively in Guyana the country with the highest suicide rate for women in the world for the flagship BBC News at Six & Ten.


Asama Day

Asama Day

Aasma Day is an experienced journalist at the Lancashire Post in Preston and is Investigative Reporter and Lifestyle Editor. She also leads the group-wide Johnston Press Investigations Unit which carries out hard-hitting investigations and series which are used at multiple Johnston Press papers across  the  country  including in the national title the i.


John Snowdon

John Snowdon

John started his photojournalism career at the Staffordshire Newsletter, where he obtained his NCTJ qualification. This was followed the Wolverhampton Express and Star. After two years he moved onto to become Chief Photographer at NewsTeam International agency in Birmingham. Lured by the sun, in  2000  John  moved to Spain, where he also covered assignments in Portugal, Morocco and Barbados.


Richard Frediani

Richard Frediani

Richard is Programme Editor for ITN.


Paul Broster

Paul Broster

Paul Broster is Director of Journalism, Politics and Contemporary History at the University of Salford’s MediaCityUK campus.  He started his career at the Knutsford Guardian newspaper in Cheshire in 1994 and later worked at the Bolton Evening News, Manchester Evening News and Daily Express  in  London.


Paul joined the university in January 2009 and now leads a team of 30 academics who run 19 programmes spanning journalism, politics, military history, international relations, terrorism and security studies, for 700 students.  


His research is focused on how newspaper organisations can survive and thrive in the digital age.


Helen Pidd

Helen is North of England editor of the Guardian, based in Manchester.