Making a mark in the field of journalism
25 May 2018
Elen Davies, a final year BA Welsh and Journalism student, won the Ed Townsend Student Journalist of the Year Award at the 2018 Wales Media Awards.
The Wales Media Awards recognise journalistic success in a number of different categories including television, newspaper and magazine reporters while the Ed Townsend Award, sponsored by the National Union of Journalists (NUJ), is given to a student journalist. It is given in memory of a member of the Journalists’ Charity committee who played a significant role in re-establishing the Wales Media Awards.
Joining Elen in the category was a second School of Welsh student, Liam Ketcher (BA Welsh student). The nominations, and Elen’s win, reflect the commitment both of them have shown to their professional development, the high standards they have achieved and the range of practical opportunities afforded to them during their studies.
After picking up the prize, Elen spoke about the important role her academic and practical experiences at the School of Welsh and School of Journalism, Media and Culture, played in her success, and her plans for the future.