It was a successful night for DCU student Ciara O’Loughlin at the 2019 Smedia awards. Ciara won ‘Features Writer of the Year- News and Current Affairs, a category proudly sponsored by the Herald Newspaper.

The Herald has been going since 1891, undergoing numerous changes since. It changed from a Broadsheet to Tabloid in 1982 and than from monochrome to colour in 2000. In 2013, it renamed itself and switched to a morning schedule. Four years later they merged its newsroom with the The Sunday World. The Herald publish articles on a number of different topics, both National and International with sections on Sport, Lifestyle and entertainment.

The Herald receives huge readerships and is also extremely popular on its social media channels. The Herald has also created a sense of community within Dublin. We would like to extend our thanks to them for sponsoring our award and to Conor Feehan for presenting the award on the night.