Some of the best student journalists in the UK were recognised at a prestigious media awards ceremony last night.
The Guardian Student Media Awards have been running for 32 years and the winners of six categories were announced at a ceremony in London.
Award winners will be given a month’s work experience placement at the Guardian and were selected by a panel which included the paper’s editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger, Channel 4 news presenter Jon Snow, investigative journalist Paul Kenyon and NME editor Krissi Murison.
The awards included a digital journalist of the year category for the first time and the shortlist was announced in September.
Alan said: “The students entering this year’s Guardian Student Media Awards produced work of a high quality in one of the most challenging journalistic environments.
“This year’s winners have all shown that they understand the value of journalism and have produced work that shows the best of journalistic qualities – passion, knowing how to achieve impact, being well researched, having the right amount of humour and a connection with their communities.”
Previous high-profile winners of the awards have included Andrew Rawnsley, Jonathan Freedland and Emily Barr.
The winners are:
Publication of the Year
The River, Kingston University
Reporter of the Year
Camilla Turner, Cherwell, Oxford University
Writer of the Year
James Harker, Pulp, Manchester Metropolitan University
Photographer of the Year
Susan Swindells, Newcastle College
Digital journalist of the Year
Wil Benton, Kings College London
Broadcast journalist of the Year
Rob Setchell, Forge Radio, University of Sheffield