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10th April 2013

Manchester Student Media Awards 2013

Nominate yourself and buy tickets for the first Student Media Awards at the University of Manchester

Together with Fuse FM and Fuse TV, we’re hosting the first Student Media Awards at the University of Manchester, with the support of Your Manchester Fund.

Get your tickets here.

All entries by experienced media professionals, from BBC, M.E.N, Daily Mail, Capital, XFM and more.

Here are the judges for The Mancunion categories:

Maria McGeoghan

Maria McGeoghan is an awarding winning journalist who was Editor of the Manchester Evening News and Editor-in-Chief of MEN Media from March 2010 – April 2012. Today she is Director of Strategy and Operations at The Scott Partnership – a PR and marketing consultancy specialising in science and technology.

Jennie Agg

Jennie is a features sub-editor at the Daily Mail. She studied English and Drama and was editor of the Mancunion 2009/10. Under her stewardship the newspaper was named runner-up in the best publication category at the Guardian Student Media Awards. As well as the Mail, Jennie has written for the Guardian, the Observer New Review, Noises Off magazine, Cambridge News and is a regular contributor to

Girish Gupta

A former News Editor at The Mancunion, and Guardian Student Media Award nominee, Girish is a foreign correspondent based in Caracas, Venezuela. He has covered Mexico’s drug wars, investigated links between Colombia’s paramilitaries and giant multinationals, followed the trail of diamond smugglers through the Amazon jungle as well as covering the final electoral campaign, cancer and death of Hugo Chávez. He has worked with various outlets including Reuters, the BBC, TIME and the New York Times.

Dom McGuinness

A sports writer and broadcaster, Dominic has worked in TV, radio and for the written press covering football World Cups, British and Irish Lions rugby tours and boxing world title fights. He has worked for the BBC, SKY, ITN, and as an independent producer making sport documentaries for ITV. Dominic is author of ‘Ricky Hatton – the Real Hitman’ and continues to present boxing for TV. He is also North-West correspondent for talkSPORT radio.

Richard Belfield

Richard is a journalist, author and documentary-maker. After leaving Manchester University, Richard Belfield joined Granada TV, working on local programmes before joining World In Action. He set up Fulcrum TV in 1986 and has made programmes for every major UK broadcaster, winning awards on both sides of the Atlantic. He is the author of five books. His last, SAS Operation STORM, reached the Sunday Times best sellers list.

Susannah Birkwood

Susannah is the Hong Kong-based Editor of Bloomberg BRIEF Private Equity, a weekly newsletter with a primary focus on global private equity fundraising activity. She studied Spanish & Linguistics at the University of Manchester and was Editor of The Mancunion in 2008/2009, during the which time the newspaper was commended in the Best Student Media category at the NUS Awards.

Ian King

Ian King has been Business & City Editor of The Times since January 2011, having previously been Deputy Business & City Editor since November 2008. He was Business Editor of The Sun from January 2000-November 2008, during which he was three times nominated and once named business journalist of the year at the UK Press Awards. During nearly 20 years as a business journalist on national newspapers, he has also worked for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and the Mail on Sunday. He started his career as Editor of The Mancunion in 1988.

Joe Sandler Clarke

Joe Sandler Clarke

Joe Sandler Clarke is the head of student media at the University of Manchester. He was longlisted for Amnesty International’s Student Human Rights Reporter of the Year in 2012. He was a News Editor at The Mancunion in the year 2011-12

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