Strathclyde at the SSJAs

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.