GCU journalism graduate named Young Journalist of the Year

20 April 2015

GCU journalism graduate named Young Journalist of the Year

Darren Hamilton collects his award

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) journalism graduate Darren Hamilton has picked up the Young Journalist of the Year at the Scottish Press Awards.

Darren graduated in 2012 and has worked at DC Thomson’s Evening Telegraph since 2014.

He won the award last week (April 16) at a ceremony run by the Scottish Newspaper Society (SNS).

Darren said: "I was absolutely stunned yet delighted to be named Young Journalist of the Year. It has been nearly three years since I graduated from GCU with a degree in Journalism and there's no doubt that the training I received helped prepare me for the challenges of a busy newsroom."

The Daily Record was crowned Scotland's Newspaper of the Year for 2014 at the 36th annual Scottish Press Awards.

SNS director John McLellan said: “2014 was a year to remember and all our editorial teams more than stepped up to the plate to deliver some brilliant journalism which captured a significant moment in time.

“Scottish newspapers remained at the heart of the action and reaffirmed the industry's ability to make vital contributions to the decisions affecting the lives of all Scots.

“Judging the awards is never easy and this year was more difficult than most, but it’s always a privilege to see the quality and diversity of coverage in our titles across all subjects.”