Awards season for Cardiff's journalism alumni
Monday, January 24, 2011
- NCTJ recognises two Newspaper alumni for their exceptional performances in its National Certificate Examinations
- Newspaper alumnus and Jewish Chronicle reporter Jessica Elgot is awarded the Wyn Harness Prize for Young Journalists by The Independent
- PTC’s New Journalist of the Year Awards 2010 name Magazine alumnus Jennifer Richardson as 2010’s ‘new section of the year’ winner
Five Cardiff alumni have been recognised for their outstanding efforts in journalism.
The National Council for the Training of Journalists’ (NCTJ) has recognised two of the School’s Newspaper Journalism alumni for their exceptional performances in its National Certificate Examination (NCE), each winning £250 as a result.
Ruth Mansfield and Max Orbach won the Society of Editors’ award in the news interview section and the Ted Bottomley Award, sponsored by the Midland News Association, respectively.
Both earned the praise of examiners with Max’s submission providing “… a textbook example of how to tackle the newspaper practice exam...”. His comprehensive answer, citing relevant cases and law, saw him achieve one of the highest scores in recent years.
Wyn Harness Prize for Young Journalists
Newspaper alumnus and Jewish Chronicle reporter Jessica Elgot has been awarded the third Wyn Harness Prize for Young Journalists for an article on mental health issues in the strictly orthodox Jewish community.
The prize, which includes a cash bursary, is run by The Independent in memory of its former assistant editor Wyngate Harness, who died three years ago. Judges included Independent editor-in-chief Simon Kelner; journalist Sue Royal, who is Mr Harness's widow; and Helen Boaden, the director of BBC News. The article will be published in the Independent newspaper.
New Journalist of the Year Awards 2010
The Periodicals Training Council’s (PTC) New Journalist of the Year Awards 2010 provided a further boost with news that Magazine alumnus Jennifer Richardson had won the ‘new section of the year 2010’ award.
Jennifer, who writes for Chemist+Drugist, published by UBM Medica, was shortlisted against publications such as Runner’s World, Health Service Journal & Nursing Times and Shortlist.
The PTC’s judges also highly commended 2005 Magazine graduate Sara Oldham, currently working for Youth & Children's Magazines, published by BBC Worldwide, in the New Editor of the year 2010 category.