This year’s National Student Media Awards are nearly here, with 34 categories including the prestigious ‘Editor of the Year’ category, sponsored by The Irish Independent. 

The ‘Editor of the Year’ prize recognises and rewards the editors of college publications for their commitment, enthusiasm, and editorial insight throughout the academic year. It is open to editors of both print and online publications, to honour the full spectrum of editorial talent in the Irish student media industry. Fionnán Sheahan – the Editor of The Irish Independent – is returning to judge at this year’s Awards.

We are absolutely delighted to be continuing our association with The Irish Independent. Since the Smedias were founded in 2000, they have supported the awards by contributing judges, presenters, and of course by sponsoring categories.

The Irish Independent is hugely popular, and is Ireland’s best-selling daily newspaper. The Irish Independent has evolved and adapted throughout the years, and its continuing popularity shows just how successfully.

The Irish Independent’s website is definitely a ‘one-stop shop’ for Irish news, and has also been adapted for mobile browsing. With print articles, video posts, and even podcasts, there’s something for everyone in the ever-changing landscape of Irish media!