Submissions for The National Student Media Awards 2021 have opened and we are delighted to announce that The Irish Examiner has returned to sponsor the ‘Journalist of the Year’ category at this year’s awards.

The Irish Examiner is one of the biggest newspapers in the country. They have been leading the charge in Irish journalism for over a century. They provide Irish communities with national and international news so it’s only fitting that they would choose this year’s ‘Journalist of the Year’.

The Irish Examiner reports on a wide range of topics including news, business, sports and agriculture. Their work on these stories has kept Irish people informed and entertained and has made The Irish Examiner the staple newspaper in many Irish households.

The Irish Examiner inspires Irish media students by sponsoring this award.

Gabija Gataveckaite picked up this award in 2019. She is the former Deputy Editor of DCU’s, The College View and has gone on to work as a reporter for since winning this award.

We thank The Irish Examiner once again for their sponsorship and wish the best of luck to all of our entrants at The National Student Media Awards 2021.

Check out the category here for the full details on how you can submit your college newspaper to be considered for this award. Applications close on April 15th.