15th October 2004
JOURNALISM GRADUATE GETS RUNNER-UP AWARD
A Journalism graduate from the
James Holt (22), from
Six trainees were in the running for the award, but despite narrowly missing out on the top prize James made a big impression with his examination results, all-round commitment and the stories he uncovered.
The overall winner was chosen by Wolverhampton Express & Star editor Adrian Faber and Shropshire Star editor Sarah-Jane Smith.
accepted onto the Midland News Association in-house training scheme in Tettenhall,
He has since worked at the Shrewsbury Chronicle and North Shropshire Chronicle, two small weekly papers with a combined circulation of around 20,000 readers.
“The award was assessed from the first day of the training scheme and we were required to find a crop of stories for publication on a weekly basis,” said James. “The winners were determined from this assessment, including the results of an examination.
The award was given for the first time this year and was presented by Barbara Graham, who came up with the idea following the death of her husband, former MNA chairman Malcolm Graham.
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