Winner: Forge Media
Finalists: Forge Media - Sheffield Students’ Union, Sports Byte - University of Sunderland, York Vision - University of York.
Judging Panel: John Gill – Editor THE, Rob Wotton – Sky Sports News Presenter, Chris Maples – UK Managing Director Spotify, Paul Coffey – Industry Leader at Google and Toni Pearce – Vice President Further Education.
Paul Coffey from Google tells us a bit more about why they selected the winner.
Forge Media demonstrated that they are genuine multi-media organisation, pulling in hundreds of volunteers across the student body. Paul was particularly impressed with their creativity, stating that “across every media they’ve achieved phenomenal audience growth”.
Their use of multi-media was evident following the presentation of the award, here are just a few of the comments that appeared on our live feeds:
?@mattburgess1 “Raising a glass to @Forge_Media who have won best student media at #nusawards2012, so proud of all involved @ForgePress @ForgeTV @ForgeRadio”
?@FayZZZGuest “YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! @Forge_Media reigns supreme, BEST STUDENT MEDIA #nusawards2012 SO proud to have been a part of it.”
?@mikeysmith “Congratulations to all involved with @forge_media this year. Always said you were the best in the country. Now it’s official. #nusawards2012”
@_laurenarcher “Congrats to Sheffield on their success. So excited by the prospect of being a journalism student there this September! #nusawards2012”