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

Monday, 09 November 2009

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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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