Death of a Clown: Lincoln graduate lands top accolade

A graduate from the University of Lincoln’s School of English & Journalism has been recognised for her hard work as as a student at the inaugural Midlands Media Student Awards.

Natasha Turney’s film, Death of a Clown, which was produced while Natasha was an undergraduate student at Lincoln, was named as the winning entry in the ‘Culture’ category at the awards ceremony.

She then went on to scoop the Journalism Student of the Year title, the most prestigious award of the night.

Natasha Turney

Natasha Turney

Natasha was awarded the accolade at the recent awards in Birmingham by Sky News Managing Editor Peter Lowe, who headed the judging panel.

Peter Lowe said: “The fusion of her minimalistic scripting, the interviews and the excellent pictures, for which Natasha was responsible, resulted in a very rich, beautifully-paced piece. All the winners have enormous merit, but I think Natasha showed the greatest amount of quality and creativity in her work.”

Now working as a broadcast assistant at BBC Lincolnshire, Natasha studied Journalism and radio and television broadcasting at the University of Lincoln from 2011-2014.

In addition to picking up her trophy, Natasha won a six-week internship with Trinity Mirror titles in the Midlands, which include the Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail, Coventry Telegraph and Sunday Mercury.

Fellow Journalism graduate Emma Everitt also received an award on the night for her film, Ups and Downs of Education. Emma’s production was named as the winner of the Social Economics category.