15th September 2011, 7:00pm
Lincoln student shortlisted for top reporters’ prize
Journalism graduate Tom Farmery Tom Farmery, who has just graduated with a First Class from the BA Investigative Journalism programme at the University of Lincoln, is one of the five students listed for the Guardian’s Young Reporter of the Year award.

Tom commented: “It’s absolutely fantastic to be shortlisted: I never expected it. My final year project investigating bare-knuckle fighting was frightening when I went undercover to witness an actual fight – but it was also exciting to know I was revealing an aspect of British society which very few people know about.”

Professor Richard Lance Keeble, Acting Head of the Lincoln School of Journalism, commented: “Tom’s final year project was a brave and highly original investigation. His great skill is in winning over the trust of a wide range of sources on often highly sensitive subjects – and he used this to excellent effect in this project. I am in no way surprised at this shortlisting: to get this far in this highly prestigious contest is a substantial achievement.”

Tom has also just learned that he has won a bursary from the Arts and Humanities Research Council worth £12,500 to attend the MA Investigative Journalism programme at City University, London, this coming academic year.
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