TU Dublin Film and Broadcasting Students Wins Major Media Awards

6 May, 2022

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 IslandThe 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.