UCC’s Aoife Walsh has been named Journalist of the Year in the Irish Examiner sponsored category of the National Student Media Awards in a glittering ceremony at the Aviva Stadium last night.
The award, selected from a final panel of six, was chosen by Acting Editor Allan Prosser who said that Aoife edged a close-run competition because of the readability of her work and because she is not glum in her writing style. “That’s a bonus in 2018” he added.
Aoife’s victory was part of a memorable evening for UCC in the Smedias when UCC Express also took the top award for Newspaper of the Year in a category sponsored by the Irish Times. For the second year in a row, the UCC 98.3FM programme Midday won Radio Production of the Year — News and Current Affairs. UCC Express also won Website of the Year. Sarah Ryan won Colour Writer of the Year
Organiser of the awards, Ciara Mahon, operations director of Generation Y said: "Another fantastic success for the National Student Media Awards and it is very heartening to see the smaller colleges challenging the dominance of the larger universities."
The awards are sponsored by oxygen.ie
The full list of winnersSmall College/Society Publication of the Year: Dub 8 Magazine | GCDShort Story of the Year: Lucy’s Spiral | Shane Breen |DKITBlog/Vlog of the Year: The Football Writer | Aaron Gallagher | DCURadio Production of the Year – Arts and Features: The Taig Over | Mary-Kate Findon | DITMagazine of the Year: Cypher | DITShort Animation of the Year: Hairmageddon | Stephen Poole | BCFEColour Writer Of The Year: Sarah Ryan | UCCSports Photographer Of The Year: Andrew Tierney | SCFEFilm Script of the Year: Capriccio | Cian Johnston | GCDLéiriúcháin Teilifíse i nGaeilge – Faisnéis & Drámaíocht: An Lá A Thit An Condor | Niall Kenny & Allister Higgins | WITWebsite of the Year: UCC Express | UCCRSA Award for Journalism related to Road Safety: Cian Carton | UCDNews Photographer of the Year: Matthew Rose-Nel | UCDSFI Science Writer of the Year: Shauna Bowers | DCULayout & Design of the Year – Magazine: TN2 Magazine | TCDLayout & Design of the Year – Newspaper: Trinity News | TCDShort Film of the Year: Skin Deep | Laura Byrne | ITBTV Production of the Year: A 22 Year Old Tries a 12 Year Old’s Homework | Luke Fitzpatrick | UCD Features Writer of the Year – Arts & Pop Culture: Colin Gannon | DCURadio DJ of the Year: Katie Hughes | LITIriseoireacht trí Ghaeilge - Scríofa: Zoe Kinsella | DITRadio Documentary of the Year: Pigeon Keepers | Garr Cleary | IADTJournalist of the Year – National Media: Aaron Gallagher | DCURadio Production of the Year – News & Current Affairs: Midday | Robert O’Sullivan, Niamh O’Reilly & Aaron Frahill | UCCFeatures Writer of the Year – News & Current Affairs: Rachel O’Neill | UCDIriseoireacht trí Ghaeilge - Radió: Gan Teorainn | Meadhbh Ní Eadhra | NUIGRadio Journalist of the Year: The Taig Over | Mary-Kate Findon | DITPeople’s Choice Award: William McCartney | UCDSports Writer of the Year: Mark Boylan | ULEuropean Commission Award: Brían Donnelly | UCDJournalist of the Year: Aoife Walsh | UCCPhotographer of the Year: Chris Corner | GCDEditor of the Year: Shauna Bowers | DCUNewspaper of the Year: UCC Express | UCC