Once again, we are delighted to have the Irish Examiner onboard as a sponsor for this year’s Smedia awards.

One of Ireland’s leading national newspapers, the Irish Examiner will again be sponsoring the ‘Journalist of the Year’ award at this year’s event.

‘Journalist of the Year’ will be awarded to the student who best reports both campus and national news and current affairs in the student media.

Founded in 1841, the Irish Examiner has been an institution of journalism in Ireland for over 175 years. Given this long-standing reputation the publication has, it is only fitting that it sponsors and supports the best up and coming journalists that will be awarded in this category.

Previous winners include Jack Power (UCD) who is now a reporter for the Irish Times, Eoin Sheahan (DCU) who now works as a reporter and presenter for Newstalk and Wayne O’Connor (UL) who reports for the Irish Independent.

With the prestige of the Smedia’s and the prestige of the Irish Examiner combined, this award is bound to highlight the best student media has to offer!

For full details on the ‘Journalist of the Year’ award, click here.