Beth Graham and Tanya Yilmaz were nominated at the PPA New Talent Awards 2014
Two journalism students have attended an awards evening in London after being shortlisted for a major industry prize.
Third-year BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism students Beth Graham and Tanya Yilmaz attended the glitzy ceremony on 4th March to mark the Professional Publishers Association’s (PPA) New Talent Awards 2014.
They were both nominated for the Most Promising Undergraduate prize at the bash, held at The Brewery in Central London.
The awards evening and dinner was hosted by Mark Frith, who has been editor on publications as diverse as Heat, Smash Hits and Time Out.
CRUX MAG is a brand new online magazine for students
Four students from the Media School have teamed up to launch a new student magazine, focusing on the radical side of life at university.
CRUX MAG, set to be launched on 1st March, aims to provide the most complete compilation of student events on the web, featuring listings, playlists and articles on the more alternative slices of university culture.
The Bournemouth Rock is running its first ever competition for readers
The Bournemouth Rock newspaper is offering a £25 ODEON Cinemas gift card for the reader who is able to predict the most winners at the upcoming Academy Awards.
Via an online form, readers of the paper are invited to predict who they expect to win in all 24 categories at the Oscars on March 2.
This is the first time in the paper’s two year history that it has run a reader competition.
The journalism department at Bournemouth University has become the first higher education establishment to support the innovative app Vizibee, described as a “video network for journalists”.
Vizibee is for video journalists
Developed by a team that included two BBC journalists, the app joins other tools like Vine and Tout that allow users to shoot videos of varying lengths.
Vizibee, released in December 2012, allows for 75 seconds of footage, compared to 15 seconds for Tout and only seven for Vine.
Bournemouth students were given the chance to use the app during their live reports from the MeCCSA 2014 conference.
Chindu Sreedharan, programme co-ordinator for MA International Journalism, was responsible for organising the partnership with Vizibee.
A trio of journalists speaking to the NCTJ Student Council, including a former BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism student, have spoken out regarding the importance of local newspapers as a training ground for reporters.
BAMMJ graduate Ollie Joy
Ollie Joy, now working for CNN after his time in Bournemouth, was joined in the discussion by Rachel Blundy from the Evening Standard and Andy Dickens from C21 Media.
They told the young trainees that small, regional publications provided vital experience that could not be gained merely by pursuing the NCTJ qualifications.