July 19, 2018 (Updated )
Journo Resources was delighted to announce Isla Russell as the winner of Best Written Piece at the 2018 London Voices Awards.
The London South Bank student won with a piece looking into the mental health of women journalists working in the capital city, which was published on her blog, All The Stuff In-Between.
Speaking after her win Isla thanked all the women she had interviewed for the piece, as well as the lecturers and staff at London South Bank University.
She also explained the inspiration for the piece came from her own personal experiences, and hopes to continue to grow her blog.
I have won the @LondonVoices18 competition for Best Written Piece. I would like to thank the women that allowed me to interview them for the piece, @journalism_lond for teaching me everything I know about this beautiful profession and @EdGove for presenting me with the award ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ZwUyKhAt4p
— Isla Russell (@JournalismIsla) July 10, 2018
Speaking about the piece, Jem Collins, founder of Journo Resources, said it was a “mature and insightful” look into mental health within the journalism profession, and included a range of sensitive interviews.
She was presented with her award by Journo Resources’ Ed Gove, and will receive two free tickets to Byline Festival.
James Dowden was also presented with a beginners award for his piece following a season for non-league side Hampton and Richmond Borough FC.