Jenny Tregoning, who is currently studying the diploma in journalism at Brighton Journalist Works, has won the NCTJ Public Affairs Award for 2011-12.
Jenny receives a certificate and a cheque for £250 sponsored by Oxford University Press, in recognition of her exceptional performance in the essential public affairs exam.
The 26-year-old graduated from the University of Sussex in 2009 with a degree in French and Linguistics. She worked as a fundraising Manager for MacMillan Cancer Support before joining The Argus in Brighton as a features sub-editor, where she has worked for almost two years.
She is due to complete her part-time NCTJ-accredited course in May 2013.
Speaking about her win, Jenny said: “I am delighted to have won this award. I would like to thank my public affairs tutor, Richard Lindfield, for his enthusiasm and encouragement, and also my editor, Kim Protheroe, for supporting me through my studies.”
Richard Lindfield said: "Jenny was the perfect PA student. She combined a thirst for knowledge with an analytical mind, accomplished writing and the dynamic work ethic needed to succeed in journalism."