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Will Brown wins student journalism prize

Will Brown has won an award for his article on an online cooking game
19 Apr 2023
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Will's story on the Palatinate website
Will's story on the Palatinate website

Will Brown (Craig and Reeves 2019-21) has won an award for the Best Science or Tech Piece at the 2023 Student Publication Association awards.

The article was published in Palatinate, the student newspaper at Durham University, where Will is currently reading geography.

Writing on LinkedIn, Will said: 'I'm honoured to have won... I joined Palatinate as a Science and Technology Editor in early 2022, and it's been a great opportunity. It was an odd press release that advertised the launch of Big Town Chef – a play-to-earn Metaverse game – with celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo as the face, but I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to delve into it.'

The award judges commented: 'We were impressed by the journalistic instincts on display in this piece, with the writer not only interviewing their main subject but also corroborating claims by approaching an expert for comment. They broke down a tricky area of tech, and set this in the wider context of the climate crisis, all while keeping the reader entertained.'

You can read Will's article by following this link: https://lnkd.in/eNcKaHQP.

 

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