2022 Smedias Nominees

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Collaborative Journalism of the Year

Gale Aitken & Brídín Ní Fhearraigh-Joyce – TCD

Jamie McCarron, Devin Sean Martin, Wiktoria Grabarczyk and Kasey Leigh McCrudden – DCU 

Mairead Maguire – TCD

Kate Henshaw – TCD

Conor Paterson – UCD

Short Story of the Year

Adam Cullen – Maynooth University 

Joe Drennan – University of Limerick 

Brídín Ní Fhearraigh-Joyce – TCD

Leigh Arthur – DFEI 

Maxine Boudway – TCD

Radio Production of the Year – Arts & Features

Nun Left Behind – NUIG

Pressing Pause – A Six Month Adventure On The Great Blasket Island – TUD

International Women’s Day Special – Wired FM

The Music Voyage – Hyperpop – QUB

Kingdom Of Hope  – Kerry College

Magazine of the Year

University Times – TCD

D8 – The Magazine of People & Culture  – Griffith College

University Observer – UCD 

Journalism Relating to Health

Clare O’Beara – DBS

Maeve Alice O’Keeffe – UCC

Claire Henry – NUIG

Aoife O’Mara – Griffith College

Aibreán Ó’Connalláin – Colaiste Dhulaigh

Film Script of the Year

Arianna Owens – TCD

Saskia Steinberg – TCD

David Cendon Garcia – NUIG

Mark Mc Donnell – TCD

Amélie Bates – TUD

Kane Geary O’ Keeffe – TCD

Léiriúcháin Teilifíse i nGaeilge – Faisnéis agus Drámaíocht

Gearóid Mac Namara – WIT

Martina Flavin and Ciarán Ó Goibín – WIT

Seán Dowd – WIT

Kevin O Grady – WIT

Cian Cusack – WIT

Website of the Year

The Limerick Voice – UL

The Trinity News – TCD

The University Times – TCD

Law Review – NUIG

No Notions Travel – DKIT

RSA Award for Journalism Relating to Road Safety

Valerie McHugh – NUIG

Mahnoor Choudhry – UCD

Aoife Rooney – UCD

Emer Moreau – TCD

Jody Druce – TCD

News Photographer of the Year

Fionnan Murphy – BCFE

Olivia Lynott – IADT

Jack Murphy – UCC

Méabh Lonergan – UCC

Kate Harty – LCFE

SFI Award for Journalism Relating to Science and Technology

Ellen Kenny – TCD

Lucy Fitzsimmons – TCD

Tiffany Greenwaldt-Simon – NUIG

Andrea Beyer-Fraile – UCD

Jana Joha – UCD

Film Documentary of the Year

Libre – Griffith College

Born From Fire – LIT 

Art of Bonsai – QUB

Underground Eire – LIT 

The Alternative Ulster: Stories from the Northern Irish Punks – DKIT

Layout & Design of the Year

Scrimshaw Journal – Sligo IT

The Look – DCU

Connection – DCU

Ethereal Magazine – NUIG

The College Tribune – TCD

The University Times – TCD

Journalism Relating to Travel

Amano Miura – UCC

Maeve Alice O’Keeffe – UCC

Hilary Mullen – TCD

Rhoen Eate – UCD

Charles Alexander Moody-Stuart – TCD

Colour Writer of the Year

Ellen Kenny – TCD

Gale Aitken – TCD

Cian McDonnell – UCC

Liam Coates – DCU

Hugh Dooley – UCD

Short Film of the Year

Metamorphosis – BCFE 

Getting to Know Joe – Griffith College Dublin

High Society – DKIT

Spades – BCFE

The Trap – GTI

Undertide – Griffith College Dublin

TV Production of the Year

“Defining Street Food” – QUB

“Amharclann na nDaoine | The People’s Theatre” – WIT

“Limerick Today” – UL

“Invasion” – Colaiste Dhulaigh

“The Mica Scandal” – QUB

Features Writer of the Year – Arts & Pop Culture

Gale Aitken – TCD

Jessica O’ Brien – UCC

Ellen Kenny – TCD

Maeve Alice O’Keeffe – UCC

Oona Kauppi – TCD

Radio DJ of the Year

Colm O’Shea – UCD 

Stephen Holland – NUIG 

Niamh McDonagh – UCD 

Conor Devlin & Amy Bracken – UCD 

Tony Sayers – CCFET 

Iriseoireacht trí Ghaeilge – Scríofa

Áine Ní Dhonnaile – NUIG

Caitríona Ní Chonaill – UCC

Yu Hua Chaomhánach – TCD

Doireann O’Sullivan – UCD

Orla Leahy – UCC

Radio Documentary of the Year

Kingdom of Hope – Kerry College

The Last of the Traveller Wagons – UL

Pressing Pause: A Six Month Adventure on the Great Blasket Island – TUD

Swimming by Samphire Island – Tralee IT

21st Century Druid – Tralee IT

Journalist of the Year – National Media

Olivia Fletcher – QUB

Devin Sean Martin – DCU

Ellen O’Donoghue – NUIG

Thomas Copeland – QUB

Adam Leahy – UL

Radio Production of the Year – News & Current Affairs

Daragh Dolan – WiredFM 

Siún Ni Mhuimhneacháin and Theodore de Luliis – UCC 

Tom O’Connor – NUIG 

Aoibhín Russell, Lauren Rowe, and Caitríona King – UCC 

Valerie McHugh – NUIG 

Features Writer of the Year – News & Current Affairs

Sarah O’Mahony – UCC

Ellen Kenny – TCD

Naoise D’Arcy – TCD

Grace Gageby – TCD

Michael Bergin – UCD

Raidió trí Ghaeilge

Mary Blundell – DCU

Antóin Ó Trinlúin, Séan Ó hUallacháin agus Eve Ní Chathasaigh – UCC

Aoife Devlin – WiredFM

Caitlín Ní Mhurchú, Tara Ní Bhriain, Sinéad Ní Chuinn, Conor Ó Donaill, Áine Ní Dhonnaile, Eimear Ní Mhaonaile – NUIG

Éabha Fulton – NUIG

Radio Journalist of the Year

Thomas Copeland – QUB

Martin Beanz Ward – University of Limerick

Valerie McHugh – NUIG

Siún Ni Mhuimhneacháin – UCC

Daragh Dolan – WiredFM

Podcast of the Year

Aibreán Ó Connalláin – Colaiste Dhulaigh

Abbie Alwell – Colaiste Dhulaigh

Julieanne Doyle – Colaiste Dhulaigh

Valerie McHugh – NUIG

Katie Hackett – TUD

Gearrfhíséan Dátheangach na Bliana

Fay Langley – WIT

Niam Ní Ruadhagáin – WIT

Jamie Wade – WIT

Damian McElgunn – WIT

Seánie McCraith – WIT

John Byrne – BCFE

Sports Writer of the Year

Charles Alexander Moody-Stuart – TCD

TJ Galvin – UL

Maeve Dodd – UCD

Ronan Daly – UCD

EPA Award for Journalism Relating to the Environment

Tom O’Connor – NUIG

Dara O’Leary – BCFE 

Jody Druce – TCD

Liam Coates – DCU

Rebecca Graham – UL

European Commission Award for Journalism Relating to European Issues

Mahnoor Choudhry – UCD

Ted Halligan – TCD

Aoibh Ni Chroimin – UCD

Natalia Karolina Gawlas – UCC

Sarah Holland – Griffith College

Journalist of the Year

Sophie Finn – UCD

Conor Daly – UCC

Emer Walsh – UCC

Mairead Maguire – TCD

Faye Curran – TCD

Photographer of the Year

Gabriela Koscielniak – LCFE

Ciara Sheridan – LCFE

Elin O’Rourke Larsson – Griffith College 

Stephen Healy – Griffith College 

Orla Neiland – Griffith College 

Editor of the Year

Imasha Costa – UCC

Valerie McHugh – NUIG

Elizabeth Hunt – NUIG

Ciara Connolly – TCD

Aidan Lomas – QUB 

Newspaper of the Year

University Express – UCC

University Times – TCD

Student Independent News (SIN) – NUIG

The College Tribune – UCD

Limerick Voice – UL

The Gown – QUB

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