Courier runner up at Student Media Awards

The Courier grabbed the runner-up award in the Student Publication of the Year category at the Guardian Media Awards last week.

Upstaged only by tabloid Roar from King’s College London, The Courier was in competition with Exepose from Exeter, I, Science from Imperial, and Nouse from York.

“I’m really, really proud of all the work we did last year, and to have that recognised by such a massively respected media group is really gratifying,” said Tom Nicholson, last year’s Editor of The Courier. “The judges thought that we had “a proper sense of humour”, which is one of the main things I wanted to get right last year, so that was particularly pleasing.”

Tom was joined at the awards by current Editor Victoria Armstrong and ex-Culture Editor Kate Bennett. The ceremony took place at The Guardian offices in London on Tuesday 1 December.

“It’s great to see so many talented young individuals with such a passion for journalism, said Katharine Viner, Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian. “I’m delighted to have been a part of the judging panel and am excited about hearing more from this exceptional group in the future.”

Two new categories were introduced to the awards this year – Student Media Startup of the Year and Student Multimedia Journalist of the Year.

The Guardian Student Media Awards are an annual event to distinguish student media successes throughout the year.

The awards were judged by a panel of journalist across the industry. The ceremony was introduced by Jonathan Freedland and hosted by Rick Edwards.

“Seeing as the winners of the award, Roar from King’s College, are a tabloid, I’m claiming this as an unofficial win for us as best broadsheet,” Tom Nicholson said. “Also Rick Edwards said he liked my shoes. I mean, he didn’t say it verbally, but you could just tell. His eyes gave him away.”

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