By Steven Mair
The University of Strathclyde took home three wins and two commendations at the Scottish Student Journalism Awards (SSJA).
With an online presence including our special Strath Elections coverage, a brand-new podcast, an online print version reader and a host of other web features, the Strathclyde Telegraph scooped the Website of the Year award.
New Editor-in-Chief of the Telegraph Steven Mair collected a commendation in the Gender Equal Media Scotland Award, given for journalism with a focus on gender issues. His commended feature on period poverty can be viewed here.
Away from the Strathclyde Telegraph, third-year Journalism and Creative Writing student Amy Shearer picked up Feature of the Year for her piece on the growth of drag culture.
And The Glasgow Sloth – an online publication created by Strathclyde’s postgraduate students – was among the awards too, with Deputy Editor Dr. Jennifer Jones winning the Scoop of the Year. Another of their writers Holly McCormack was given a commendation for News Story of the Year.
The SSJAs are organised by staff and students at Glasgow Clyde College and the annual ceremony is now in its ninth year.