Five UQ undergraduate journalism students are finalists in the Queensland Clarion Awards- the prestigious state-based awards promoting excellence in the media.
Alison Francis, Leah White, Carl Smith, Rhian Deutrom and Alexander Tamayo have been recognised for their quality journalism, and commitment to excellence in media coverage. Winners of each category will be announced at a presentation ceremony on Saturday 25 August 2012.
The students’ short-listed submissions cover a diverse range of subjects, from refugee employment and the Qld election, to robots, and protests in Brisbane.
John Harrison, Director of Undergraduate Journalism Programs at UQ said “The students recognised in these awards are high profile, high achievers whose work is a joy to read, watch and listen to.”
Anthony Frangi, SJC Director of Learning, Engagement and Innovation said “This is a great outcome for the School. More than ever, our students are engaged in work experience and internships within their chosen field.
“The School of Journalism and Communication remains committed to working with our industry partners to ensure students are skilled and job ready.”
Carl Smith, who is about to graduate with a dual degree in Journalism and Science (Genetics), was short-listed for his radio broadcast on Robots and the Future. For the piece, Carl conducted interviews with four of the world’s most accomplished robotics experts on the planet, including ‘the Godfather of Modern Robotics’- Australian-born MIT Professor Rodney Brooks.
Carl now works for ABC Radio National program Future Tense.
Rhian Deutrom is short-listed for her work on the SJC project Y Vote - State Election Coverage Show.
The Queensland Clarion Awards are run by the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance - the union and professional association for journalists and media professionals.