Student journalism awards re-launched
March 12, 2018 – Glasgow Clyde College has this year re-launched the prestigious Scottish Student Journalism Awards in association with BBC Scotland and other media organisations, including headline sponsor, The Scottish Newspaper Society.
It’s the first year the SSJAs have run in conjunction with BBC Scotland and will mean senior broadcasting professionals will be both judging and presenting three of the awards.
Also, for the inaugural year, the awards will run in partnership with The Scottish Newspaper Society providing not only sponsorship but judges and hosts from newspapers, including The Scottish Sun and The Daily Record.
The awards are open to all students in Scotland studying journalism at college or university and give applicants a chance to showcase their talents to top industry professionals.
Three categories will be run in association with BBC Scotland; Broadcast Story of the Year, Podcast of the Year and Best Mobile Journalism story – reflecting the direction the industry is moving in and the digital skills a new generation of reporters will require.
BBC Scotland deputy head of News, Peter MacRae, said: “BBC Scotland is pleased to be associated with this year’s Scottish Student Journalism Awards, building on the relationship we already have with the Higher Education sector.
“Digital story-telling skills are essential for journalists entering the industry today whether a media organisation’s roots are in broadcasting or publishing.
“The new award categories of mobile journalism and podcasting will give students the opportunity to demonstrate their readiness to join the news media industry in Scotland.”
Students shortlisted in the 13 categories are invited to the awards at Glasgow’s St Andrew’s in the Square on May 30th.