Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Cardiff Broadcast graduate and BBC Sport presenter Jason Mohammad has become an Honorary Fellow of Cardiff University.
As one of BBC Sport’s main presenters, Jason was recognised for his distinction in the field of Sports Journalism.
Jason picked up his award in-between returning from the Football World Cup in Brazil, and co-hosting the BBC’s coverage of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Speaking after the ceremony, Jason explained how the Broadcast Journalism Diploma gave him the crucial skills needed for the journalism industry, which included developing a broadcasting voice, writing for television and radio and also the discipline needed to hit bulletin deadlines. He also highlighted how the course's realistic production training was essential preparation for the rigours of the newsroom.
Jason’s return to the University was warmly welcomed by Cardiff Broadcast Lecturer Tony O'Shaughnessy, who said “Jason is a hugely talented broadcaster, comfortable in news and sport - on radio or TV.
"We worked together when he first graduated from JOMEC and it was obvious he was going to do well. Now it's great to see him as a massive inspiration for the new generation of journalists who are coming to study here."
Architect Keith Griffiths, SAGE co-founder Sara Miller McCune, economist Danny Blanchflower and music manager Tony Woodcock were also amongst those to be awarded Honorary Fellowships this year.