Weekly reporter wins Society of Editors’ NQJ Award

Posted on: December 12, 2018 by Claire Meadows

A weekly reporter in Scotland has been awarded the Society of Editors’ prize as part of the November National Qualification in Journalism (NQJ).

The prize, in recognition of the best News Interview paper submitted as part of the November NQJ, was awarded to Kathryn Wylie of The Southern Reporter.

The interviewee said that Kathryn was confident and demonstrated logical questioning in her interview.

Kathryn, who studied at Glasgow Clyde College, said: “This award comes as an entirely unexpected, but very welcome, surprise.

“The news interview exam concluded a nerve wracking day and an intense few weeks so I’m delighted that the examiners deemed my interview and story worthy of this recognition.

“Thanks must go to my editor, colleagues and trainer for all their patience and encouragement. Passing the qualification means a lot to me and this award has made that pass all the more special.”

Tamara Siddiqui, a newly-qualified senior journalist from The News, Portsmouth, was awarded three awards in recognition of her outstanding performance in November’s NQJ exams. She won the Media Law Award, Esso news report award and Newsquest e-logbook Award.