Kilkenny native wins top journalism award at National Media Student Award

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Kilkenny native wins top journalism award at National Media Student Award

Cailean Coffey with Sarah O’Connell from RSA

Cailean Coffey who studies at University College Cork won top prize at the National Media Student Award, which was held at the Aviva Stadium last Thursday night. Cailean took the RSA Award for Journalism Relating to Road Safety. 

The Smedias, as they are known are organised by Oxygen.ie, are a high profile occasion with over 500 attendees including students and various media personnel, sponsors and celebrities.  The judges on the night were of the highest calibre including The Irish Independent’s Editor Fionnan Sheahan, The Irish Time’s News Editor Mark Hennessey, Allan Prosser, Acting Editor of the Irish Examiner and Alan Steenson, Editor of The Evening Herald.

UCC were overall runners up on the night receiving five awards on the night for their multiple publications including UCC Express and Motely Magazine