‘Fever’ journalist selected in prestigious media awards

2016-08-24 06:00
PHOTO: supplied Nicole John, ‘Maritzburg Fever’   journalist, is a finalist in the 2016 Responsible Drinking Media Awards in the Best Community Media category.

PHOTO: supplied Nicole John, ‘Maritzburg Fever’ journalist, is a finalist in the 2016 Responsible Drinking Media Awards in the Best Community Media category.

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MARITZBURG Fever journalist Nicole John has been selected as a finalist in the Best Community Media category in the upcoming Responsible Drinking Media Awards (RDMA).

The RDMA recognise journalists and media for their efforts to positively influence perceptions and habits related to the irresponsible use of alcohol.

The awards are open to South African journalists, who produce content that relates to responsible drinking and the impact of alcohol abuse, including issues such as drink driving, underage drinking, foetal alcohol syndrome, binge drinking and alcohol-related violence.

Any published material on any media platform that aims to support this cause is eligible to enter the awards and win a prize.

The 2016 judging panel was an eclectic mix of media experts consisting of author and journalist Rebecca Davis, media and reputation strategist Joanne Botha, freelance writer and former editor Aurelia Mbokazi, former editor and radio personality Brendah Nyakudya and bulletin editor and news presenter, Zodwa Nogilana.

“The calibre of this year’s entries has been outstanding. What specifically stood out for me this year was how multi-dimensional the entries were – they showcased stories from a variety of audiences affected by alcohol abuse including tavern owners, families, community organisations and government.

“Many journalists also went further than just reporting on the actual alcohol abuse by providing advice on where to seek help,” said Joanne Botha, who has sat on the RDMA judging panel for the past two years.

The winner of each category will walk away with R15 000 and a public acknowledgment for their efforts to help combat alcohol abuse in South Africa.

There will also be an award for Journalist of the Year for the overall best entry, as well as for Media House of the Year for the media house with the most unique entries.

Winners will be announced at an official awards ceremony on 31 August.

For more information on the awards visit https://diageordma.co.za/ - Supplied.

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