The ceremony might have been virtual this time - but the end result was no different. For the FOURTH year in a row, a Centre for Journalism student walked away with the NCTJ's student journalism project of the year award.

This time it was Adam Landau, who wowed the judges with his extraordinary TV documentary demonstrating the uncanny parallels between HS2 and Isambard Kindgdom Brunel's GWR - the original high-speed railway. Adam produced the piece as his final year project as part of the BA Journalism from which he graduated last year. 

Sky News's Alex Crawford, who presented the award in a Zoom ceremony hosted by the broadcaster, said that the judges had described Adam's piece as a "hugely professional piece of documentary journalism".

Adam joins Isabel Eidhamar, Mike Haffenden and Boglarka Kosztolyani - the CfJ's previous winners of this highly prestigious trophy.

Also a winner tonight was Oliver Kemp, a recent graduate of our MA Multimedia Journalism, who won the highly-competitive Community News Project category, for his piece for Kentonline examining the plight of refugees arriving in Kent. Judges applauded its fresh, sympathetic and local perspective on an international issue". Oliver was also shortlisted in two other categories. 

 

 

 

 

 

NCTJ Award win for Adam Landau makes it four in a row for CfJ student journalism projects