Melanie Cionco

Nominee: 

Feature Writer of the Year Award

Steve Panter Multimedia Journalist of the Year Award

“I am honoured to be nominated for the Steve Panter Multimedia Journalist of the Year Award. Ten years ago and living in Argentina I would have never pictured myself being nominated for any English awards. For my work to be seen and praised by such an iconic journalist like Steve Panter is nothing but breath-taking. Multimedia Journalism has helped to develop my writing and editing skills and thanks to tutors in the University of Salford I am able to feel proud of my work, and be nominated for this award. Special thanks to the Salford Rangers for letting me tell their story and share their continuous efforts in our green spaces. 

I am also honoured to be nominated for the Feature Writer award. Out of all the types of journalism, featuring writing has a special place in my heart. Without the help of tutors from the university I wouldn't have known of how to create such creative and relevant news. I also want to thank long-time journalist Janet Reeder for looking at my piece and nominating it. All feature pieces must be appreciated as the art that they represent and the stories they tell. I wish the best of luck to other nominees.”