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JOMEC graduates win RTS Young Journalist Award for second successive year

Friday, February 21, 2014


Cardiff Graduate Peter Smith holding the RTS Young Journalist Award Credit: Richard Kendal

The Royal Television Society’s Young Talent of the Year award has been won for the second successive year by a former Cardiff Broadcast Journalism student.

This year’s winner was STV News journalist Peter Smith, who accepted his award at a distinguished ceremony in London’s Park Lane Hilton. The event was co-hosted by BBC’s Sian Williams and the School’s Centre for Journalism Director, Professor Richard Sambook, who tweeted:

“Many congratulations to former @cardiffjomec grad @PeterAdamSmith for winning the RTS Young Talent award tonight!”

Gordon Macmillan, Head of News at STV, said of Peter’s award: “This is a fantastic achievement for Peter and great recognition for the work he does within the STV news team.

“Peter has a proven track record of delivering quality journalism for STV News and our popular current affairs programme, Scotland Tonight, and he will be a valuable part of this team as all eyes are on Scotland in 2014."

The award’s panel highlighted an interview with the former chief executive of the troubled Rangers Football Club which defined Peter’s entry. They said “The winner's dogged refusal to be deflected or deterred marked him out as the winner of this year's Young Talent Award.”

Peter had been nominated alongside the BBC's Catrin Nye and Tom Rayner, the Middle East news editor at Sky News.

The Young Talent Award winner in 2013 was Channel 4 News’ Ciaran Jenkins (@C4Ciaran), who is also a graduate of the Broadcast Course at Cardiff.

Related Links

List of Royal Television Society's award winners

Peter Smith's Twitter Account - @PeterAdamSmith

2013's Young Talent Award winner Ciara Jenkins - @C4Ciaran

See Also

Peter Smith's extendedinterview with the former chief executive of the Rangers Football Club