One World Media Awards add new category
The Student Award has been named as a new category for this year’s One World Media Awards.
It will recognise the outstanding contributions made by the future generation of media professionals in the UK.
It will be awarded to a student who has produced an outstanding piece of journalistic work, whilst at a UK university.
Marion Bowman, One World Media’s Creative director, spoke to the Arts London News about why the new award is so important: “We’ve launched the Student Award because we’re currently working with 20 universities around the UK, teaching journalist and documentary students how to work professionally on stories in the developing world.”
One World Media appreciates the significance of up-and-coming journalists and Bowman believes: “It’s really important to ensure that the next generation of media professionals is aware of the wider world and has the skills – and the appetite – to reflect it once they enter the industry.”
Bowman added: “Our Student Award can play a small part in ensuring that there are media professionals out there who can play their part.”
The awards, which acknowledge media coverage of the developing world, will take place on May 10 at Kings Place London, and will be hosted by Channel 4 news broadcaster Jon Snow.
Currently in its 23rd year, the annual awards praise the work of the UK’s journalists, broadcasters and filmmakers. With 13 categories the awards will cover all types of media coverage and the important roles they have played in bringing worldwide news to Britain.
Entries must have been published or broadcast in the UK for the first time between March 13 2010 and February 7 2011.