A big win for University of Stirling students after landing eight medals at a national journalism awards ceremony.
Their victories at the Scottish Student Journalism Awards (SSJAs) included four wins and four commendations.
Dr Adrian Hadland, Head of Communications, Media and Culture, in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, said: “We are really proud of our students and what they have achieved. There is no bigger challenge than being judged against your peers.
Dr. Hadland also noted that:“Through their academic work, they critically examine the big issues affecting the media today – the impact of big data, fake news, the ethical challenges, and the role of journalists in an increasingly complex world.
The honours were particularly gratifying as the University is just launching its new MSc in International Journalism.
Stirling’s Rozlyn Little won both Scoop of the Year and News Story of the Year, while Douglas Matheson won Broadcast Journalist of the Year and Ryan Peteranna won Column of the Year. There were also commendations for Ryan Carroll in The Calum Macdonald Memorial Award, Sirri Rimppi for Feature of the Year, Katie William for Broadcast Story of the Year and Kieran Daly for Podcast of the Year.
Referring to the wins, John McLellan, the Scottish Newspaper Society director and Honourary Professor at Stirling said: “The SSJAs are a brilliant showcase for young journalists, and our congratulations go to all the winners and finalists.
“But it’s also a demonstration of the belief in the importance of journalism that so many talented young people want to be involved.
If you would like more information about journalism at the University of Stirling including the new MSc program, as well as free application assistance, please contact Jackie at JSB@barclayedu.com