A MA Multimedia Journalism graduate has won a national award for best website.
Michelle Browne was presented the award for her website from the Broadcast Journalism Training Council.
It’s the fifth year running that a MAMMJ student has won this award, an unrivalled record.
Michelle won the award for her MA project, “Ireland’s Missing Generation”, which focused on the wave of emigration from Ireland.
It’s a story Michelle can relate to. She chose to leave Ireland to study at Bournemouth University.
Michelle said: “[It was] the best way to learn a wide variety of skills. I didn’t want to be pigeonholed; I wanted to be multi-skilled.
“[The website was] the first pieces of work where I drew on all the skills I had learned, everything multimedia.
“It was a great way to end the course, and to showcase everything I had learned,” she added.
The project also looked at the effect on friends and family of those who emigrated left behind in rural communities.
Judges described Michelle’s project as “an innovative idea that lets the subject breath. With layer upon layer of research this is a tremendous achievement.”
Since graduating from Bournemouth University, Michelle has become social media manager for web design company Rocketmill.