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UCLan graduate nominated for North West media award

10 October 2013

Lyndsey Boardman

Adam shortlisted for TV Broadcast Journalist of the Year 

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) graduate and ITV Granada journalist Adam McClean has been nominated for a O2 North West Media Award.

The reporter is up against Dave Guest from rival programme BBC North West Tonight and three other ITV Granada reporters to be crowned TV Broadcast Journalist of the Year. Adam has also made the shortlist for the Young Journalist of the Year award.

Adam, who graduated from UCLan in 2010 from the BA (Hons) Journalism course at UCLan, commented: “I am absolutely thrilled to be nominated in two categories for this year's O2 Media Awards. It is such an honour to be up for TV Journalist of the Year against the incredibly accomplished Dave Guest of BBC North West Tonight, our rival programme.

“I joined the Granada Reports team at ITV the day I finished my course at UCLan. Every day I take pride in working alongside the people I grew up watching on TV. Having the chance to compete with them for a prestigious award is phenomenal.

“Every day I take pride in working alongside the people I grew up watching on TV. Having the chance to compete with them for a prestigious award is phenomenal.”

“Studying BA (Hons) Journalism prepared me exceptionally well for the challenges and opportunities of modern broadcast journalism. I know many of my colleagues share that view, as they too studied at the School of Journalism and Digital Communication."

Adam is no stranger to award success after winning a Royal Television Society (RTS) Award last year alongside fellow UCLan graduate and ITV Granada journalist Paul Duckworth. The duo collected the award for Innovation in Multiplatform at the RTS Awards for the team's multimedia coverage of the 2011 riots.

UCLan Journalism Division Leader Julie Freer congratulated Adam on his nomination.

She said: “It’s fantastic that Adam has been recognised for his excellent journalism skills. Ever since Adam graduated from UCLan in 2010 he has proven to have the talent and ambition to carve a successful career in journalism. We are very proud of what he’s achieved so far and wish Adam luck at the awards.”

“Ever since Adam graduated from UCLan in 2010 he has proven to have the talent and ambition to carve a successful career in journalism.”

This year’s O2 North West Media Awards attracted more than 300 entries from journalists and production teams on regional newspapers, on-line publications, radio and television stations.

Nicola Green, Head of Communications and Reputation at O2, said: “This year’s standard was exceptional both in quality and diversity. Every journalist who entered deserves huge credit for making the O2 awards so competitive. Those nominated this year really should feel truly proud of making such a phenomenal shortlist.”

Winners will be revealed at the awards presentation evening on November 6 at Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral.