Bournemouth University’s JUMP TV has scooped two national student television awards.
The US presidential election coverage was also shortlisted for the best factual show category, and Jasper was up for best on-screen male presenter.
Jasper said he was proud of everyone who had contributed to JUMP TV and Newslab over the past year.
“It’s a huge achievement to have won two awards and be shortlisted for two others in our first year.
“We were the youngest station present at the ceremony and some have been going for over 40 years.”
This year’s awards ceremony and corresponding conference marked NaSTA’s 40th anniversary.
Oscar Tollast, editor-in-chief of Newslab’s US 2012 presidential election coverage, said the award was worthy of the commitment and talent shown by all involved.
“It’s lovely to now be able to describe our coverage as ‘award-winning’, and it is well deserved.
“It was wonderful at the time to see Media School students, staff and technicians on a variety of courses working together to produce professional, accurate, and impartial coverage – and at a quick pace, too!”
JUMP TV is now planning a number of projects for the year ahead, and is already looking to build on its success for next year’s awards ceremony.