STUDENT MEDIA AWARD
Congratulations LUKE KAMARLI. Luke won the 2012 YNUKtv/Brunel University Award for best Local News video for his story on HS2 and the affects it could have on the community. Watch the winning video below
The three runners-up: Matt Smith, Keisha McDonald, Ollie de Kretser
Local News video is a new trend in television journalism that is emerging from the media industry. Community news is a developing energy and where citizen video journalists are in demand and can play a big part in offering valuable content for TV news.
YourNewsUKtv supports this progress and along with Brunel University is sponsoring “The Best Local News Video” for the University’s media department. A student will receive £300 for their high standard of editorial content, creative reporting and presentation of a community news item.
Presentation at Brunel University Tuesday 16 October 2012
Luke Kamarli – Winner
Luke chose the controversial subject of the Government’s plan to build a High Speed Railway through the rural areas in the country. He reports on the affects the HS2 will have on the community in Buckinghamshire and its landscape.
Keisha McDonald – Runner-up
BA L3 12/13
Keisha McDonald’s news instincts led her to a story where thieves were stealing metal objects from churches and selling them for huge profits. A local church was subject to the crime and was left empty of many valuable objects. Many in the community, including celebrities, have offered donations to help replace what has been lost.
My name is Daisy Brown, I am a 3rd year at Brunel University. My inspiration is to become a journalist stemmed from stumbling across John Pilger’s documentaries on YouTube, ever since that day I knew I wanted and can make a difference, and through journalism I aim to do that.
In her video, Daisy wanted to investigate the industry of designers and fashion and whether it had grown as a global community in recent years. Brunel University was the catwalk for her news story.
I am a 3rd year Journalism student from Crawley and I am 20 years old. I have had experience at IDOL magazine as an Online Editorial assistant intern and I currently write for fashion website, FNO magazine. On leaving Brunel I would like to write for Entertainment/fashion magazines as well as broadcast.
The video story Sam chose to explore was Sham Marriages and how many in the community was being duped into illegal marriages. Recently a vicar was arrested after it was discovered he supported the idea of such ceremonies.
Having recently completed my MA in Journalism at Brunel, I spend my time doing freelance writing and finishing my dissertation on the impact on Social Media on Singapore journalism. At twenty-three, I am still based in my hometown of Reading, but looking forward to moving to London to find a job in Magazine Journalism. Prior to my MA, I worked for seven months in Singapore on titles including Harper’s Bazaar.
The Queens Diamond Jubilee was chosen by this entrant for a community video story. The residents of West Drayton arranged their celebration so they could raise funds for local charities. There was an abundance of food, toys and other items for the day of fun and jubilation.
A multimedia Journalist with published work: The Independent, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Uxbridge Gazette, Society of Editors, The National Student, Yano, Blogcritics, Step2Inspire, The River, Fresh, Voluntales, Blink Winner of Undergraduate Journalism Student of the Year at Kingston University Journalism awards ceremony (2011)
In true newshound form Olivia covered the story of the River Thames and how a group, known as Thames 21, got together to clean-up the mounting litter from its banks. The response was fantastic with a crowd of people pulling out all sorts of debris from the muddy waters
Ollie de Kretser – Runner-up
I am a third year journalism student. I’ve worked with the Surrey Advertiser and middlemusic.net, I run my own blog and am the Culture Editor for our student newspaper. My interests lie in music, travel, fashion and gaming and I’m keen to get involved with magazine and online journalism on leaving Brunel.
This video covers Government’s plans to cut through the countryside to build a high speed rail service between London and Birmingham. Local communities are angry especially in the village of Harefield where they say natural land sites and other areas will be destroyed
OTHER MEDIA STUDENTS:
Keying ‘Ailsa’ Wang : MAJ 11/12
I am Keying Wang, 23years old, from China. I have studied journalism for four years in China and one year in Britain. My passion for working in broadcasting inspires me to learn as much knowledge as I can about the media. During the year studying in Brunel University, London, I also volunteered to work at Hayes Fm local radio as broadcast assistant. I enjoy talking with people and dream of being a broadcast journalist after graduation.
Matt Smith : BA L3 12/13 – Runner-up
Sin Man : MAIJ 11/12
Kristina Beanland : MAJ 11/12