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

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.

The Chronicle: University of Alaska journalism students to embed with US troops in Iraq

The US-based Chronicle of Higher Education reports that three undergraduate journalism students and a professor from the University of Alaska are to spend just under a month embedded with US toops in the Diyala province in Iraq.

“They plan to eat, sleep, and travel alongside members of an Alaska-based Army Stryker Brigade Combat Team, while filing daily articles for news organizations and for their student newspaper, The Sun Star.”

Full story at this link…

MediaGuardian: London students dominate the Guardian Student Media Awards

Eight categories were won by London university students in this year’s Guardian Student Media Awards. Student journalist of the year went to Tom Roberts, the editor-in-chief of Felix, the student newspaper of Imperial College London.