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ECU wins Student Prize at the WA Media Awards for the third consecutive year

Monday, 09 November 2009


Postgraduate WAAPA Broadcasting student, Jamie Burnett has won the prestigious Student Prize at the 2009 WA Media Awards.

The prize is open to all full-time undergraduate and postgraduate journalism students enrolled at a West Australian tertiary institution and this is the third consecutive year that the award has gone to an ECU student. ECU/WAAPA Broadcasting students, Dominique Pratt (2008) and Jayde Little (2007) were the previous winners.

Entrants submitted up to three pieces of their best work, showing a range of skills and styles and the judges said Mr Burnett was a worthy winner.

“Jamie’s radio interviews were extremely professional, entertaining, informative and well balanced,” said WA Journalists Association President David Cohen.

The Awards were presented at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre on Saturday, 7 November.

“We’re very proud of the standard of our students’ work, and Jamie’s win on Saturday night is a wonderful personal achievement,” said Broadcasting lecturer, Jo McManus.

“To have had an ECU/WAAPA Broadcasting student win this award three years in a row is a thrill for the whole Broadcasting team.”


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