Second win in a row for UCLan Journalism

km1-GR246-C554-20140318154648By Emma Rosemurgey

UCLan Journalism students have bagged the National Training Council of Journalists’ (NCTJ) Student Publication award for the second year running.

The MA Magazine Journalism students won the prestigious award for their publication ‘Amigo’, a language magazine with digital elements designed for primary school students learning a different dialect – initially launched in Spanish!

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Two in two: Winning students at the NCTJ awards

The publication, which has been compared to Dora the Explorer for its original and fun approach to learning, has two primary characters and runs alongside a website and mobile app for multiple learning platforms.

“Winning the award is one of the proudest achievements of my journalism career so far,” said editor Chris Wosu, “hopefully there are many more to come.

“UCLan has provided us all on the MA Magazine Journalism course with an excellent foundation to work from and part of this success must be attributed to the brilliant teaching.”

The university have managed to retain their success for the second year running after the previous cohort of magazine students won the award for their creation of a business magazine for bakers in 2013.

The leader of the magazine course Cathy Darby was delighted with the students’ success and boasts that the triumphs add to the schools creative trophy cabinet.

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