Kenny Crawford wins national Video Journalism award
We’re celebrating again…this time toasting the success of another one of our MA students.
Kenny Crawford, who graduated in November, has won the Archant award for top performing videojournalism student.
It was presented by Archant group editor Malcolm Starbrook at the NCTJ Student Council at MSN in London.
Kenny impressed adjudicators with his performance in both the editing exam and his coursework. His footage was praised as “well structured, clear and communicative” as well as being “highly accomplished” and editorially strong.
Now working for BBC Scotland as a freelance sports reporter, Kenny completed the BBC Kick-off Sports Reporter Scheme and spent time with BBC Radio Cumbria. He writes feature pieces, sports news and match coverage for the BBC sport website.
Kenny said: “I enjoyed putting these video packages together while at GCU and I always tried to achieve the highest standard. Hopefully it’s a side of journalism I can remain involved in as the years go by, thanks to the skills I acquired at GCU.”
Archant chief executive Adrian Jeakings said: “We are delighted to sponsor this award as it highlights an important element of what we can offer readers of our news websites. Good video enriches our online audience’s experience and makes our content more engaging.”
We’re all very proud of Kenny, who worked extremely hard, embracing every challenge and opportunity with great enthusiasm. He was very quick to pick up the concept of creating a strong visual narrative to engage viewers with the story and spent time using the facilities here to develop his film and editing skills. He has a very bright career ahead of him and this award proves he has the full set of multimedia skills needed to thrive in the fast changing journalism industry.