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Student journalism update: Sky names Bob Friend Scholar, Up To Speed awards announced

February 4th, 2010Posted by in Training

Two bits of good news for student journalists to report:

Sky News has named Daniel May as this year’s Bob Friend Memorial Scholar. As part of the scholarship, which was set up in memory of the Sky News presenter after his death in 2008, May will have his first-year tuition fees paid for by Sky, and will spend four weeks in Sky’s newsrooms over the summer.

(You can read the internship diary of last year’s scholar, Alan McGuiness at this link)

Meanwhile in Up to Speed’s student journalism competition two Reading University students took the top prizes. Biology student Georgina Mills, 20, came first, winning £250, while politics undergraduate Marcus Greenslade, 18, came second, taking £100 respectively. Both Mills and Greenslade write for the Reading student newspaper, Spark!

Third prize (£50) in the competition, which asked entrants to write an article assessing the ‘noughties’ as a decade, went to Robin Morgan, features editor of Gair Rhydd, Cardiff University’s student newspaper.

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