The Guardian Student Media Awards are now open to entries. The 2010 competition features a new category designed to recognise developments in digital journalism and the rise of social media. Blogs and Twitter feeds are now eligible for the ‘Digital Journalist of the Year’ category, meaning students unconnected to student newspapers or radio stations can enter.
The judging panel includes Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, Channel 4 news presenter Jon Snow, and NME editor Krissi Murison. Winners each receive a month’s work experience at the Guardian.
The six categories this year are:
Publication of the Year
Reporter of the Year
Writer of the Year
Photographer of the Year
Digital Journalist of the Year in association with NME.com
Broadcast Journalist of the Year
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