Fantastic success for BAMMJ alumni at the PPA New Talent Awards

Marcin Bryszak for winning Most Promising Student Journalist of the Year at the prestigious PPA New Talent AwardsCongratulations to Marcin Bryszak for winning Most Promising Student Journalist of the Year at the prestigious PPA New Talent Awards.

The former BAMMJ student, who graduated last year, said he was “delighted” to win the award.

“It is going to give me that extra bit of recognition needed in this industry,” said Marcin, now a copy editor at Newsquest.

“What I learned during the multimedia journalism course helped me in a big way because it gave me the skills and knowledge to deal with every kind of story, on any platform.”

Marcin, who was unable to attend the award ceremony in London, attributed his success directly to the course. “It pushed out of my comfort zone, which was instrumental in winning the award. Thank you to the whole BU Journalism department.”

Another Bournemouth alumni to receive an award was Sarah Karmali. Sarah, a talented digital editor at Harper’s Bazaar, won New Content Strategist of the Year.

Other BAMMJ alumni Samantha Jenkins and Luke Stevenson were also nominated for awards. Samantha was shortlisted in the Best Graduate/Intern of the Year category, while Luke Stevenson was shortlisted for New Business Journalist of the Year for his work as a children’s journalist on Community Care.

The BAMMJ team are delighted that Marcin, Sarah, Samantha and Luke have achieved such fantastic recognition of their talents. It is industry awards such as these that offer an incredible opportunity for those about to embark on their career to get noticed.

So students – work hard, aim high and make sure you apply for an award if nominated.

Next year it could be you celebrating your success. . .


BAMMJ graduates and journalism pros share wisdom with students

BAMMJ graduate Sam Rowe spoke at the careers forum

BAMMJ graduate Sam Rowe spoke at the careers forum

BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism students at BU got a masterclass in how to win journalism jobs in February from a panel of industry experts.

Former BAMMJ graduates joined fellow journalists to give their advice on what it takes to succeed in the competitive world of employment.

Many of the country’s biggest journalism organisations, including Sky, the BBC and Reuters were represented at the event, which culminated in an opportunity for students to network with the professionals in attendance.


Special issue of The Rock marks start of General Election 2015 coverage

Special election issue of the Bournemouth Rock

Poll results form the lead story in a special issue of The Rock

A special issue of The Rock newspaper, featuring the exclusive results of a student poll, has been published today to mark the beginning of the Media School’s coverage of the General Election.

The issue leads with the fact that 42% of student voters surveyed were undecided on who to vote for and also features a guide to the eight Dorset constituencies, as well as a plethora of student viewpoints.


Julian Assange joins BAMMJ lecturer for Q&A at Canadian documentary festival

Julian Assange joined BU's Mat Charles to discuss The Engineer

Julian Assange joined BU’s Mat Charles to discuss The Engineer

Mat Charles, TV Journalism lecturer at BU, took part in a live Q&A with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at the Hot Docs festival in Toronto, Canada on 2nd May.

The discussion took place at a screening of The Engineer – a documentary co-directed by BA (Hons) Multimedia Journalism lecturer Mat and part funded by Wikileaks.

Assange joined Mat on stage via video link from the Ecuadoran embassy in London, where he has been living since June 2012 after being granted political asylum.

The film was screened three times around the city during the Hot Docs festival, playing to sold out rooms on each occasion.