George Carden / RUNNER UP

BA (Hons) Journalism: Multimedia

Although his first love in reporting was sport, George has challenged his skills as part of the newsdays activities at Salford, tackling an impressive range of topics including hate crime, health and homelessness. Described by Academic Lead for Journalism, Sara Hadwin, as “an exemplary student who challenges the journalistic stereotype by quietly and persistently pursuing stories”, George takes great care with his interviewees and the content he creates, working to an exceptional standard. Throughout his studies, George has demonstrated an in-depth awareness of his audience, developing angles and content to engage Salford residents through his work at Salford Now.

George is continuously supportive of other students and has taken on various Team Leader roles at Salford Now, collaborating effectively across a large, converged newsroom. He has also served as a Student Representative, a role in which he has represented his cohort with maturity and conscientiousness. His recent work experience hosts were so impressed with his performance, they intend to employ him as soon as he graduates.

George says “It is an absolute honour to be nominated for the Journalism, Politics and History Award. It is great to be recognised for the hard work I have put into the course, and outside of university, over the last three years. I am sure the four finalists for this award will be proud that they have been recognised, and whoever wins, we can all be proud of ourselves. I am definitely putting this on my CV!”

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