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UL Students Shortlisted for Smedia Awards

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By Evie Kearney

An Focal has been shortlisted in six categories at this year’s Student Media Awards (Smedias).

University of Limerick publications received eighteen mentions in total, comprising of submissions from An Focal, ULFM, individual students, and Journalism@UL project Limerick Voice.

An Focal Editor Paul Saunders was shortlisted for both Editor of the Year and Journalist of the Year while the design team of Hannah Carr-Murphy, Evie Kearney and Paul Saunders were mentioned in the Newspaper Layout and Design category.

Sports Editor Caoimhín Reilly was doubly shortlisted for Sports Writer of the Year and Colour Writer of the year.

An Focal was also shortlisted for Newspaper of the Year for the awards, which take place on April 6th in the Aviva Stadium.

The final list of nominees is due to be published in the coming week on oxygen.ie.

 

The full list of UL mentions is as follows:

Editor of the Year

Paul Saunders – An Focal

Michelle Hogan – Limerick Voice

 

Newspaper of the Year

An Focal

Limerick Voice

 

Journalist of the Year

Paul Saunders

 

Journalist of the Year – National Press

Daniel Keating

 

Features Writer of the Year – News and Current Affairs

Jennifer Purcell

 

Colour Writer of the Year

Caoimhín Reilly

 

Sports Writer of the Year

Caoimhín Reilly

John Keogh

 

Newspaper Layout and Design of the Year

Evie Kearney, Hannah Carr-Murphy, Paul Saunders – An Focal

Michelle Hogan – Limerick Voice

 

European Commission Award

Michaela Keating

 

RSA Journalism Relating to Road Safety Award

Ciara Phelan

 

Short Story of the Year

Jennifer Purcell

 

Film Script of the Year

Andrew Roberts & Daniel Keating

 

Website of the Year

Michelle Hogan – Limerick Voice

 

Radio Production of the Year – News and Current Affairs

Declan Mills & Rob Cross – ULFM

 

You can view the rest of the shortlist here.

The voting deadline for the People’s Choice Award is 5pm on Friday, March 30th. Vote for An Focal by clicking here.

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