At the awards: James Beeson and Sarah Gough 2015/16 Editors, Joshua Mine and Eammonn Crowe, 2015/16 Deputy Editors and Fiona Potigny, 2015/16 News Editor
Exeposé wins mental health journalism award
The University of Exeter student newspaper, Exeposé, has won the best ‘Student Journalist’ award at the Virgin Money Giving Mind Media Awards 2016.
The award ceremony was held on 14 November and celebrated the best examples of reporting and portrayal of mental health in print, broadcast and digital media. Mind organises these awards to reward media professionals, organisations and students who report responsibly and sensitively on mental health issues.
Exeposé said, "Last year’s editorial team worked incredibly hard to include coverage of mental health issues that was fair, thoroughly reported and reflective of the student body. We wanted to raise awareness of the struggles many students go through at University. This included having a mental health themed issue, in which every section had a relevant article.
We're incredibly proud to have been recognised nationally for the work we do. As a team of volunteers, our Editors juggle running a 40 page newspaper alongside their studies- we're not paid and Exeter doesn't have a journalism department. To be told our work is of national standard is huge.”
Professor Tim Quine, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) said “The University is extremely proud of the Exposé’s achievement in winning this award and recognises the professionalism and commitment of our students who participate in journalism and media activities while at the University of Exeter. The editorial and reports on mental health was informative and thought provoking for the University readership. Congratulations to the team”.
Date: 18 November 2016