Winner of Journalism prize 2018
THE WINNER OF THE SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF NOTTINGHAM
STUDENT JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018
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.”