Most promising broadcasting students awarded
Three New Zealand Broadcasting School students have been awarded for their bright potential.
Annually the One News Ross Stevens scholarship is awarded to the Most Promising First Year Broadcasting Journalism student. This year, the award was split between three students. Sally Murphy, Sean Hogan and Tom Furley took home the prize for their work on the student tv show Metronews and split the $5000 prize money.
“Winning is very unexpected but I’m really pleased,” Murphy says. “I’ve loved doing Metronews and am passionate about broadcasting.”
Furley says he was glad the award was split between three people. “It’s nice to share the award with two others because we do have so many great people in the team who deserve to be recognised. We have a really good bunch of people working together and it wouldn’t be possible without them.”
Furley recently also won the John Foy Memorial Award for Excellence in Radio News, which came with a $2000 prize.
John Gillespie, Head of News and Current Affairs for TVNZ, visited CPIT from Auckland to present the award. Gillespie says Ross Stevens was an outstanding journalist who broadcasting students should hope to emulate.
“Ross was all about communicating what’s important and what’s vital. It’s great to see his values live on in these scholarship. If you have any of those same values that Ross had you should be very proud.”