NCTJ alumnus crowned young journalist of the year at Press Awards

Patrick Kingsley, Eygpt correspondent for The Guardian, has been named the young journalist of the year at the Press Awards for 2013.

The former Lambeth College student was presented with his award at a ceremony at the Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel in London on Tuesday, 1 April.

Patrick has been The Guardian’s Egypt correspondent since January 2013. Previously, he was a feature writer for The Guardian and completed his NCTJ training in 2011.

Patrick said: "It's such an honour to win this award, and I'm very grateful to the judges. I'm also grateful to the NCTJ, who taught me shorthand, which has been infinitely useful in stressful situations in Egypt."

This is the latest in a string of awards for Patrick, who was also the recipient of the new journalist of the year award at the British Journalism Awards 2013, and the Frontline Club Award for print journalism for his report ‘Killing in Cairo – the full story of the Republican Guards’ club shooting’.

Read Patrick Kingsley’s blog for the NCTJ to find out more about what it takes to be a foreign correspondent.

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