Irish medical media awards
Irish News Journalist Seanin Graham Named Irish Health Journalist of the Year 2012
The Irish News journalist, Seanin Graham has been named Irish Health Journalist of the Year at the 2012 GSK Irish Medical Media Awards. Seanin was presented with the award for her coverage of the historic child abuse scandal in two psychiatric hospitals in Lisburn and Belfast.
Broadcaster Conor McGinnity was named Young Health Journalist of the Year for the programme he created for the RTE Radio One Documentary on One series titled ‘My Dad’s Depression’. Despite being a central player in the painful story he reported, he managed to keep a balance and remain constructive throughout the programme, using the medium of radio to illuminate many aspects of a very difficult subject.
The Irish Medical Media Awards recognises and rewards outstanding contributions to the field of medical and health-related journalism. Entries are judged by an independent and distinguished judging panel, chaired by John Bowman. The awards recognise outstanding performance in eleven categories (below). Each winner receives €750, a specially commissioned trophy and a certificate. The prize for the Irish Health Journalist of the Year is €2,500, while the Young Journalist of the Year receives €1,000.
The winners of the 2012 GSK Irish Medical Media Awards Winners are as follows:
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