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

The Irish Independent has been one of the sponsors of the National Student Media Awards since we first began in 2001.

They will sponsor this years Editor of the year award.

Formed in 1905, The Irish Independent is Irelands largest-selling daily newspaper, with a circulation of over 90,000 per issue. It is published by Independent News & Media. Known for authoritative and trusted journalism, the Irish Independent delivers the top news stories, latest sports coverage and informative features to readers nationwide.

Students can now get their news and top quality articles through their Irish Independent.ie News app.

Budding journalism students can benefit from getting their news from The Irish Independents experienced reporters. After all, their informative style of writing has been keeping readers engrossed for 113 years!

The Irish Independent’s chief editor is Fionnan Sheahan and last year he awarded Roisin Guyett-Nicholson & Martin Healey from UCD’s The University Observer the Editor of the Year award.

Some other past winners include Meadbh McGrath, who currently works at the Irish Independent as a daily features editor ,and Alastair McConnell, who is now a journalist for RTE Radio 1.

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