16 October 2007

Dom nominated in Guardian Student Media Awards

A Sheffield Journalism Studies student has been nominated for this year’s coveted Guardian Student Media Awards.

Dom Howson, 20, is in contention for the Student Sports Writer of the Year gong after submitting three sport features from Sheffield Steel Press back in June.

Picture of Dom Howson

The Huddersfield-born journalist will compete in the individual category against four other nominees in next month’s award ceremony, which takes place on November 21. The winner of the prestigious prise receives £500 spending money along with a week’s work experience on the sports desk at the Guardian.

Howson, the current Sports Editor of the Union paper, follows in the footsteps of former Journalism Studies student Felicity Hay, who was voted best News Writer in 2005.
He said: “I’m absolutely delighted.

“It came completely out of the blue. Paul Whyatt (fellow Journalism Studies Student) phoned me up from the office last Monday to tell me the good news – I thought he was pulling my leg initially!

“Hopefully I can do myself and the paper proud and comeback with the award. We will just have to wait and see what happens on the night.”

Ex University of Sheffield student Emeka Ene is up for Feature Writer of the Year while Sheffield Steel Press is also up for newspaper and website of the year.