Journalism Award


Commemorating Barbara’s 60 years as a Soroptimist

Barbara Bailey was a much loved member of our club who celebrated more than 60 years as a Soroptimist. Barbara left a legacy to the club, and in 2014 we decided to create a Journalism Award for a student from Nottingham Trent University who produced the best programme on women’s issues.

The winner was Charlotte Bailey (no relation to Barbara), whose project ‘No Pain, no Gain’ concentrated on the problems of violence and perception experienced by the street workers of Nottingham.

President Audrey presented the award to Charlotte when she returned to Nottingham for her graduation. Also in the picture is Dr Emma Hemmingway of Nottingham Trent University.

 


Candice Fernandez Winner 2016

Candice Fernandez Winner 2016

 

THE WINNER OF THE SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF NOTTINGHAM
STUDENT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR AWARD 2016

As part of her final year project, Nottingham Trent Broadcast Journalism student Candice Fernandez created an online feature that explored the different attitudes of Muslim women living in Britain and how they reconcile their faith with modern living.

Members of Soroptimist International of Nottingham selected it as their top piece of journalism created by students at the Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism at Nottingham Trent University.

This is the fourth year SI Nottingham has awarded a prize to a student journalist for a 3rd year project looking at women’s issues in the media in line with their goal of enabling women and girls to achieve their potential.

The members of SI Nottingham thought that it was not often there was the opportunity to hear the opinions of women minorities, and Candice was to be congratulated on bringing their voice to our attention.

Candice’s article was published on the student journalism news site www.cbjspotlight.co.uk.

SI Nottingham would like to thank all staff in the department of Broadcasting and Journalism for their support for this award, in particular Carole Fleming Director of the Centre for Broadcast Journalism
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PICTURE PERFECT: THE TRUTH BEHIND THE IMAGE

As part of her final year project, Nottingham Trent Broadcast Journalism graduate Jorjah Langthorp investigated media pressure on young women and their self-image in her project: Picture Perfect: the truth behind the images. On her choice of topic Jorjah said “I look at how my 13 year old younger sister reacts to social media, as compared to myself not too long ago.  The greater pressure is worrying

Now the work has been selected by the members of Soroptimist International of Nottingham as their top piece of journalism created by students at the Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism at Nottingham Trent University2017Student Journalist of the year 2017 Jorjah Langstrom

This is the fifth year SI of Nottingham has awarded a prize to a student journalist for a 3rd year project raising awareness of women’s issues in the media. This adds to the Soroptimist’s goal of enabling women and girls to achieve their potential.

Audrey Jones, Publicity Officer of the Soroptimist International of Nottingham said: “This was an excellent project, looking at the problem from various viewpoints. The execution of the video, with various interviews and graphics, kept our interest throughout.”


THE WINNER OF THE SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF NOTTINGHAM 2018
STUDENT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018
PREMATURE PARKINSON’S

Members of Soroptimist International of Nottingham voted Eve Gateshill’s project on Early onset Parkinson’s disease as their top piece of journalism created by students graduating this year from the Centre for Broadcasting and Journalism at Nottingham Trent University.
This is the sixth year Soroptimist International of Nottingham has awarded a prize to a student journalist for a 3rd year project raising awareness of women’s issues in the media. Helping student journalists start their careers with this recognition and funding ties in with one of the Soroptimist’s goals: raising awareness of women’s ability to achieve their individual and collective potential.
As part of her final year project, Nottingham Trent Broadcast Journalism Student Eve investigated the effect of the rare condition of early onset Parkinson’s disease on the lives of 3 women. On her choice of topic Eve said “My Grandpa had Parkinson’s and this led me to look into the subject in more depth. I contacted the Parkinson’s support group and they put me onto the three interviewees who formed the core of my presentation.
Club members thought this was an excellent project, looking at an unusual condition. Eve had a personal angle but also good research skills. The women were sensitively interviewed to bring out their great mental strength in living with their current condition and what lies ahead of them.”