Recipients of the annual SMEDIA awards for student journalism were announced last month, with TU Dublin Film and Broadcasting student Katie Hackett winning two awards
For the 22nd year in a row, the 2022 National Student Media Award celebrated students' best in journalism, photography, film, TV, and radio, with TU Dublin winning two awards this year.
Final-year Film and Broadcasting student Katie Hackett won the Radio Documentary of the Year and Podcast of the Year for her documentary Pressing Pause: A Six Month Adventure on the Great Blasket Island. The piece follows the journey of Lesley Kehoe and Gordon Bond, who embarked on a six-month stint as caretakers for the remote Great Blasket Island off the coast of Kerry. You can listen to Katie's award-winning programme on Soundcloud.
Altogether, the School of Media received four nominations:
- Film Script of the Year - Amélie Bates (Film & Broadcasting)
- Podcast of the Year - Katie Hackett (Film & Broadcasting)
- Radio Documentary of the Year - Katie Hackett (Film & Broadcasting)
- Radio Production of the Year - Arts and Features - Katie Hackett (Film & Broadcasting)
Congratulations to Katie and Amélie.