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Shortlists unveiled for best student online and broadcast journalism

BJTCThe shortlist has been revealed for an awards ceremony celebrating the best in student online and broadcast journalism.

Eight awards are up for grabs at the BJTC’s 2015 Student Journalism Awards.

The categories on offer are Best TV News Item, Best Radio News Item, Best TV News Feature, Best Radio News Feature, Best TV Documentary, Best Radio Documentary, Website of the Year and Best TV Newsday.

For the third year running the top Steve Harris Award for Student Journalist of the Year will be presented to one of the winners or runners up who the judges feel has excelled beyond all other entries and has shown the most rounded multimedia ability, and a £500 cash prize will accompany this award.

Jon Godel, BJTC chief executive, said: “Our industry judges were very impressed with the standard of the entries. They feel they have found some journalism stars of the future.”

The awards ceremony will take place on 25 November at ITV London, Southbank.

The shortlist is as follows:

Best Radio News Item

Roddy Bisset, University of Central Lancashire – Solar Eclipse
Ben Bason, University of Sheffield – Barnsley Remembers Its Mining Heroes

Best Radio News Feature

Sera Baker, Goldsmiths University of London – Radio Gaga
Jacqueline Shoen, Goldsmiths University of London – Wrestling the Croc

Best TV Documentary

Christopher Gray, University of Lincoln – Who Cares?
Nassr Adris, Leeds Beckett University – Do Words Hurt?

Best Radio Documentary

Marta Malagon Manas, Goldsmiths University of London – Revolution is a She
Jacqueline Shoen, Goldsmiths University of London – What’s Cookin’ In The Burger Lab?

Best TV News Feature

Jessica Turnbull, Staffordshire University – Horror and Thrills of Being Scared
Mutave Mutemi, Deeksha Sharna and Simon Hanna, University of Westminster – Fight for the Aylesbury
Kate Steward, University of Leeds – Blood Brothers

Best TV News Item

Olivia Marks, University of Leeds – Rise in Anti-Semitism
Georgina Scurfield, Nottingham Trent University – British Heart Foundation Boy
Frances Church, University of Sheffield – Breaking the Silence on Domestic Violence

Website of the Year

Joe Nerssessian, Jack Henry Cozens, Naomi Mihara, Hollie Wong, Michael Seymour, Patrick Wilson, Emily Cox, Alessandro Tiberi, Bournemouth University – Your Election 15
Edward Lauder, University of Westminster – Bad Cantina (Film Review Website)

Best TV Newsday

Level 3 Journalism Students, University of the West of England – TV Newsday 10th February 2015
Zeena Al-Obaidi, Midoriko Kitagaki, Tate Slyfield, University of Winchester – Winol News and Sport 152