Journalism and broadcasting students win at national awards

Broadcasting and Journalism

Journalism and broadcasting students have again been successful at the Ossie Awards recognising the best tertiary student journalists, held at the University of Technology in Sydney.

Postgraduate broadcasting student, Tasha Tania, won the award for Best Story by an International Student. This is the second year in a row Tasha has won this category.

Her 2014 winning story is about a Bunbury Doctor who travels to Bali to restore the eyesight of those less fortunate.

Journalism student, Rebecca Ryan, was awarded runner up for the Dart Centre Journalism and Trauma Award.

The annual national awards are judged by media professionals and presented by the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA).

ECU Head of Journalism Associate Professor Trevor Cullen who attended the awards ceremony, said: “It’s becoming really competitive as this year saw the highest number of entries from the 29 universities in Australia that run journalism programs.”

“The judges, who are well experienced professional journalists, said the standard was extremely high this year.”

“So I’m really pleased that each year we enter ECU students for these awards and then go on to win certain categories. We are always applauded by colleagues from other universities for what we do with such a small team.”

“But the biggest winners are students as these awards do help their job prospects.”

ECU journalism and broadcasting students have won national awards every year since 2006 when they first entered students for the JERAA awards.

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