Report – By the PMC news desk
Pacific Scoop has won a major student journalism award for its coverage of the Fiji post-coup general election in September for its team covering a “tumultuous political situation”.
The crew of three students – Mads Anneberg and Alistar Kata in Fiji, and anchor editor and reporter Tom Carnegie in Auckland – provided comprehensive multimedia coverage of the election campaign for two weeks, including the three-day “blackout”.
Judge Tania Bawden said the students’ multimedia experience and background research provided “wide-ranging insights” in their coverage to win the Best Use of Multimedia in the annual Ossie Awards for best student journalism in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Read more »