Students From Tralee Schools Excel In National Journalism Competition

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Cian Ó Grifín of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraíand Caylin Murray of Mercy Mounthawk.

STUDENTS from Tralee schools were among the winners of a national journalism and writing competition.

The result of ‘Press Pass’ run by NewsBrands Ireland were announced yesterday and Caylin Murray, Mercy Secondary School was deemed winner of the ‘Opinion’ category, while Cian Ó Grifín of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí was second in the ‘Photojournalism’ category.

Other Kerry award winners were Michael Holden, Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, (2nd in  ‘Features’); Kaylin Ní Ghealbhái, Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne (3rd in ‘News’); Mahdi Ní Chonmhaoile, Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne (2nd in ‘Sport) and Conor Crowley, Presentation Secondary School, Milltown (3rd in ‘Sport’).

You can read their work by clicking here.

Press Pass is a Transition Year student journalism and news literacy programme run by NewsBrands Ireland and Local Ireland, the representative bodies for the national and local news publishing industries.

The free programme has been running for over seven years and completed by 80,000 students. It seeks to teach the fundamentals of journalism writing, improve news literacy and critical thinking skills, and encourage students to analyse content and form opinions about important social issues.

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