Journalism Students Cover Prestigious Awards Event
Tuesday, 05 December 2017
University of Worcester journalism students live tweeted and filmed the prestigious Royal Television Society Midlands Awards.
University of Worcester Journalism students live tweeted and filmed the prestigious Royal Television Society Midlands Awards.
The five students filmed the Baird Medal winners, Neil Morrissey of Boon and Men Behaving Badly fame and Jed Mercurio, who scripted Line of Duty, the most watched BBC2 Drama series in the multichannel era.
The students received support on the night from well-known West Midlands broadcaster Des Tong, who interviewed the Baird Award winners.
The University of Worcester sponsored the Outstanding New Talent category, which was won by Richard Minkley, of Notts TV.
Student Vito Pauletic said: "It was an incredibly busy and glamorous venue. We had a chance to meet some of the key figures of the regional television scene and witness some of the finest work produced. We received good feedback for our coverage. Thanks to everyone at the University and at the RTS for their support. What a night!"
Claire Wolfe, Principal Lecturer in Journalism presented the award at the event, which was co-hosted by BBC presenter, Nick Owen, who received an Honorary Degree from the University of Worcester in 2013, in recognition of his contribution to broadcasting.
Student Chloe Hughes said: “I absolutely loved doing it and can't believe how lucky I am!”
Chloe, Vito and the other students, Saeed Hussain, Adam Spindler and Adam Chowdhury were selected for the role after showing enthusiasm and talent at a Journalism Boot Camp held by the RTS at the University in November.
Jayne Greene, RTS Midlands and East Administrator and Event Manager, said the students performed well and were ‘very professional’.
Ms Wolfe said: “The students had gained in confidence through the broadcast news days we run, as these involve them having to work as teams to produce content to tight deadlines.
“We are delighted to be associated with the RTS and thank them for providing our students with an opportunity to put their learning into practice at such an important event.”
ITV News Central (East) won the News programme of the Year. The event was also live streamed by BIFTV.
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