One of the most prestigious Smedia awards up for grabs will be sponsored by one of Ireland’s most prestigious publications! 

We are honoured to have had The Irish Times on board as a sponsor of the Smedias since it first began and for 2019 they’ll once again be sponsoring the coveted ‘Newspaper of the Year’ award. 

Since the newspaper was founded in 1859 it has been an institution of top quality, Irish journalism throughout the country. 

It is abundantly clear that The Irish Times knows how to cater to students and move along with the times; in 1994 they became the first newspaper in Ireland to establish a website, and its subscription is now available for free to all Irish third-level students. 

We are excited that such a world-renowned newspaper will be sponsoring the award that sees each college’s flagship publication battle for the glory that is the title of ‘Newspaper of the Year’. 

We would like to thank The Irish Times again for their sponsorship, and wish the best of luck to all of our entrants. 

For more details on how to enter this category click here.