Tianxing (Star) Tang, currently studying the Multimedia Journalism (Broadcast) MA course at the University of Westminster, has received the award for her entry on childhood obesity in the UK.

On Tuesday 10 July, Star received the award along with 12 other aspiring journalists, during a high-profile event at the Art Workers Guild in Bloomsbury. Alex Hudson, Deputy Editor of Metro UK, talked about the importance of new voices in the media industry when introducing the event.

The second annual London Voices competition received written articles, videos, audio files and multimedia entries, half of which had no prior journalism experience. The competition was open to Londoners over the age of 14 from 21 different boroughs and who live, work or study in the capital.

Star’s audio entry ‘Childhood Obesity’, sponsored by Panda Radio, aimed to use audio to get creativity flowing without making things visual. The selected topic was inspired by her research on general obesity issues that affect the world’s population.

Star Tang

Commenting on her work, judges said: “Not only was the subject compelling and the production quality high, it was also a very important subject. Star managed to gather information and a range of expert comments and combine it into an interesting and informative audio piece. It is clear that Star has put in a lot of work and effort and has created a piece of work that could be put on the radio, tomorrow.”

Fascinated by London’s diversity and cultural atmosphere, Star came to study Multimedia Journalism (Broadcast) at the University of Westminster in 2017. She loved the prospect of not only living in the capital, but also completing a course that gave her a lot of hands-on practice and access to radio and video documentaries courses. Star wants to continue making documentaries about social issues and cultural diversity.

Find out more about the London Voices Journalism 2018 competition’s winning entries.

Learn more about the Multimedia Journalism (Broadcast) MA course offered at the University of Westminster.

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