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UL Journalism student wins Limerick’s Live 95FM Broadcast Journalism Award 2018

Michaela Deane, Live 95 FM/UL Radio broadcast journalism award winner. Pic:

Congratulations to our Journalism student Michaela Deane, who has won the Live 95FM radio documentary award for 2018.

Michaela’s entry tackled the topic of the morning after pill and examined different attitudes amongst pharmacists dispensing the medication.

Head of News at Live 95FM, Gillian Devlin said:

“Michaela’s entry showed innovation and courage, tackling an issue that has not yet been addressed by mainstream media. The package was well crafted with skilful use of interviews and inserts and showed a depth of understanding of the issue. Michaela has a promising career in journalism ahead.”

The annual award sponsored by Limerick’s Live95fm is worth €500 euro to the winning student and the documentary will be broadcast on Limerick Today later this year.

Michaela, who is a 4th year BA in Journalism and New Media student at the University of Limerick, said of the prize:

“I am absolutely thrilled to have won Limerick’s Live 95FM Broadcast Journalism Award this year, there was an enormous amount of work put into my radio package. Educating people about reproductive healthcare in Ireland is something I’ve been extremely passionate about since I started campaigning to repeal the 8th amendment in 2016. I’m extremely proud to be able to broadcast my package on Live 95FM on an issue that deals with the accessibility of emergency contraception so soon after the referendum.”

Mary Dundon, Head of Journalism at UL, said:

“Here at the Journalism Department in UL, we have strong links with industry across all platforms. Our relationship with Live 95FM has enabled students to go on work placements in one of the busiest newsrooms in the country. Competitions such as this serve to engage the students with the demands of working in radio and are a product of our convergent approach to journalism. We are excited to continue to build upon our relationship with the station.”

Well done, Michaela!



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