Multimedia journalism student wins prize for top NCTJ results at Teesside University

A Teesside University student has won an award for the best NCTJ results in his year.

Multimedia journalism student Jamie Crow (left, with journalism lecturer Paul Bailey) was presented with the prize of a week’s work experience at The Mail on Sunday for getting the best results on the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism course at Teesside University.

 The NCTJ prize, for the student with the highest marks while training for the NCTJ qualifications, was presented to Jamie as part of Teesside University’s 2015 Journalism Awards.

Hosted at the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art on Wednesday, 20 May, journalism students were given awards based on exceptional work produced during this academic year.

There were a number of awards available that celebrated the skills learnt on the BA (Hons) multimedia journalism degree course, including news reporter of the year, best feature writer and blogger of the year.

Prizes for the awards included a number of placements with the Middlesbrough Evening Gazette, The Northern Echo and The Hartlepool Mail.

Other prizes included work experience at Sky Sports; The Sun’s Fabulous Magazine; i; BBC Tees and the new TV station Made in Tyne and Wear.

Paul Bailey, senior lecturer in journalism at Teesside University’s School of Arts and Media, said:  “These awards recognise the hard work and excellent calibre of our current journalism students.

“And Jamie was the exceptional candidate for the NCTJ award.

“I would like to thank the NCTJ and all of the media organisations who generously contributed prizes to this celebration of our students’ achievements.”