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2012 Media Super Student Journalist of the Year Award Winner!
Colin Cosier from University of Technology Sydney has won the 2012 Media Super Student Journalist Award for his TV report Tracking Baltimore’s Addicts.
Award judges praised the strong production values, effective use of data visualisation and journalistic skills shown in Colin’s piece on a drug monitoring program in the US city of Baltimore.
“Colin's piece showed a high level of professionalism, independent thinking and get up and go. It was well shot, edited and written. Colin's use of data visualisation broke down complex issues and figures and his interviewees were well chosen and placed,” the judges said.
The three award judges Marcus Strom (Deputy foreign editor, Sydney Morning Herald), Conor Duffy (National environment reporter, ABC TV) and John Connell (Freelance) said the field of entrants consistently displayed a high standard of quality, ingenuity and sophistication in both the content and its production.
View Colin's winning piece on Vimeo.com.
The award is open to all tertiary students studying journalism and/or communications degrees who have not previously worked full-time in the media. It recognises student journalism across print, radio, television and online.
Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance media director Paul Murphy said the Award encourages students to strive excellence in journalism: "Such an impressive winning piece demonstrates the depth of journalistic talent entering the Media Super Student Journalist of the Year Award each year, which bodes well for the future of journalism in Australia," he said.
2012 Media Super Student Journalist of the Year Award Finalists
Finalists for the 2012 Media Super Student Journalist of the Year Awards were:
Colin Cosier, University of Technology Sydney: Tracking Baltimore’s Addicts
“Colin's piece showed a high level of professionalism, independent thinking and get up and go. It was well shot, edited and written. Colin's use of data visualization broke down complex issues and figures and his interviewees were well chosen and placed. “
Evan Sieff, University of Technology Sydney: Concussion: The Rugby League Brain Explosion
“A very strong, newsworthy, creatively written feature that could have worked across any medium. We were impressed with the strong individual interviews. Evan also managed to find some new angles that weren’t in a piece run by the ABC’s premier investigative television program Four Corners. The fact the story also ran simultaneously in the mainstream media is evidence of the newsworthiness and timeliness of the story.”
Kate Horowitz, University of Technology Sydney: Escalating Aboriginal Suicide: Spotlight on Port Augusta
“One of the most difficult stories for any journalist to cover, Kate produced a very sensitively well told series of stories. A lot of work obviously went in to developing trust. There were new original angles and an obvious depth of research.”
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