Every year the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) present awards to students whose work has been selected from over 80 affiliated colleges and universities. Student work for the BJTC 2012 Awards was submitted and judged in the following categories:
- News reporter of the year
- Radio reporter of the year
- Television features producer of the year
- Live news bulletin of the year (producer/editor)
- Live news bulletin of the year (presenter)
- Overall journalist of the year
As the BJTC directly represents the training arms of the BBC, ITN, Sky, Associated Press TV and the independent local radio sector; these awards are considered extremely prestigious and, as a first year journalism student at Winchester University, I was lucky enough to be able to attend and be part of the studio audience.
The ceremony, which took place at Winchester University on October 9th, was presented by Alastair Stewart of ITN news who last year was granted an honorary PhD by the University of Winchester.
Finalists came from a wide range of institutions including: Goldsmith’s College, University of London and the University of Leeds. Yet, Winchester had the most finalists in the most categories of any other university in the country.