Several student journalists of Scotland had a night to remember last Wedensday as they were commemorated at the Scottish Student Journalism Awards. The event is held annually to celebrate journalism that brings together students from across the country.
The winners from Glasgow Clyde College were: Iain Galbraith for Arts and Entertainment story of the year, Clyde Insider for Student Website of the year, Sara lovallo and David King for the Calum MacDonald Memorial award and the Pattern for the Publication of the year.
Upon receiving the award for Arts and Entertainment story of the year Iain Galbraith of Second year HND Practical Journalism in Glasgow Clyde College was overjoyed at receiving the well-deserved award. He said: “I’m speechless for once in my life. For people that know me know that’s a big deal. It’s nice to win it’s nice to be nominated to be honest. So, winning was a bit out of the question but I was happy to do it.”
Iain was also part of the winning team for Publication of the year. Iain said: “I was so happy about the Pattern not going to lie it was well earned we all worked so hard on it and it was so good.”
The two students who won the coveted Calum MacDonald Memorial award for investigative journalism were Sara Lovallo and David King from Glasgow Clyde College who thanked their lecturer Karen Bale for her support.
David said: ” It was with the record for a while then they decided not to then the Sun just ran it and it just grew legs from that. But I think the main person is Karen.”
To which Sara added “She supported us no matter what even when somebody wanted to shut us down she supported us continually and she is a great lecturer and we are so happy to have her.”
Hosting: Glenn Campbell and Gregor Kyle amongst those selected to host and announce awards this evening
BBC Scotland and other media organisations including The Scottish Sun, The Daily Record and Glasgow Live provided judges that shortlisted each category and announced the winners for the evening. Those present included notorious Music Journalist John Dingwall and STV’s very own John MacKay.