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Reporters recognised in national student journalism Ossie Awards

Four Citizen reporters have been awarded prizes in the annual Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia student awards. 

Words by The Citizen Team

Every year the best work of student journalists from universities around the country is recognised in the Ossie Awards, presented at the annual conference of the Journalism Education and Research Association of Australia (JERAA).

At the conference in Hobart this week, four Citizen reporters – all Centre for Advancing Journalism Master of Journalism students or recent graduates – picked up prizes for their work. The Citizen website was also recognised, with a highly commended award for best publication. The award for best publication went to Macleay College’s Hatch.

Student winners were:

A full list of the winners can be found on the JERAA site here.


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THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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Winner — BEST PUBLICATION 2016 Ossie Awards