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Multiple nominations for students and alumni in Wales Media Awards

19 March 2018

Wales Media Awards 2018
Two current students and seven alumni from Cardiff University lead the nominations shortlist.

Undergraduate students and alumni from Cardiff University's School of Journalism, Media and Culture and School of Welsh have been shortlisted for the Journalists’ Charity Wales Media Awards 2018.

Gair Rhydd Editor Liam Ketcher (BA Welsh) and Elen Davies (BA Welsh and Journalism) are two of only three nominees in the running for the Student Journalist of the Year Award.

Both students, who studied Welsh language journalism modules, were nominated for the quality of their ‘Llais y Maes’ news reports at last year’s National Eisteddfod.

Alumni from the Schol of Journalism, Media and Culture are well-represented amongst the shortlisted categories with seven recent graduates.

Katie Sands (Media Wales) leads the shortlist with five nominations. Katie is joined by fellow alumnus Will Hayward (Wales Online) in the 'On-line News Reporter' and 'Digital Journalist' categories and Ruth Mosalski (Media Wales) in the 'Feature Writer' category.

MA Broadcast Journalism graduates Thomas Brown-Lowe and Rob Osborne join Katie in the 'Young Journalist of the Year' and 'Story of the Year' categories.

Gemma Parry (South Wales Evening Post) is nominated for 'Print News Journalist' and Caleb Spencer (Cambrian News) 'Specialist Journalist'.

Director of the Centre for Journalism, Professor Richard Sambrook, said, "These awards celebrate high quality journalism in Wales and it is pleasing to see so many of our former students represented.

"All our shortlisted graduates trained on our industry accredited Broadcast and News Journalism courses. The ability of these courses to prepare students to work at the highest level from day one is suitably reflected in these nominations."

"I'd like to congratulate them all and wish them well on the night."

The awards will be presented at a prestigious black-tie Ceremony hosted by broadcaster Huw Edwards at the Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff on 23 March 2018.

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