14th March 2012, 10:00am
Royal Television Society honours Lincoln School of Journalism students
Journalism graduates Holly Collas and Simon McKnight The University of Lincoln’s School of Journalism is today celebrating its first Royal Television Society win.

Holly Collas and Simon McKnight took the award last night (Tuesday 13 March) for their feature “The Secret Diary of a Call Girl” a short investigative documentary about prostitution in Lincoln.

Holly, who along with Simon graduated last year, said they felt “very honoured to be recognised for the work that they did whilst at the University.”

They picked up the regional award for “Undergraduate Factual” at an awards ceremony in Birmingham and will now wait to see whether they will win a national award as well.

Dean of the Faculty of Media, Humanities and Performance, Professor David Sleight, was at the event to see the students receive their prize.  

He said:  “We are really proud of all of our students, and Holly and Simon’s success is the icing on the cake this year for the School of Journalism.”

Judges at the RTS Midlands Student Awards said that the standard had been exceptional this year.  They added that the award recognised the access that Holly and Simon had obtained to interviewees in a hidden world and noted the high standard of presentation.

Both graduates are already in employment: Holly is news editor for a specialist magazine and Simon is working as an assistant transmission editor for ITV in the Channel Islands.

The Lincoln School of Media has also won several RTS awards in the past and narrowly missed out this year.
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