Sharp design and eye-catching topics help land Meadhbh top student award
A mix of sharp design with eye-catching topics helped Trinity College Dublin's Meadhbh McGrath take home the 'Editor of the Year' National Student Media Award.
More than 1,000 budding journalists, broadcasters and producers from across Ireland entered the 15th KBC National Smedia Awards, which were staged at the Aviva Stadium. Trinity scooped 10 awards, including Newspaper of the Year, Layout and Design, Web Designer and Website of the Year.
Ms McGrath edits 'tn2' magazine and was selected as the winner of the top award by Editor of the Irish Independent Fionnan Sheahan.
"I am absolutely delighted and so proud," Ms McGrath said. "It means a lot to the team. I think a good editor needs to listen and be decisive."
Under Ms McGrath's editorship, the arts and culture magazine secured impressive high-profile interviews with Rosamund Pike and John Slattery.
"As a magazine, 'tn2' mixes sharp design with clever selection of topics to cover in a way that grabs your attention. The balance of content between the main paper and the magazine is noteworthy," said Mr Sheahan.
"Meadhbh McGrath deserves recognition for her excellence."
Griffith College won six awards, including Photographer of the Year, while DCU picked up all six of the radio category awards.
UCC took home five awards, including Magazine of the Year and the People's Choice Award.