Congratulations to Kate Mc Carroll for winning the 2010 Headline Smedia award!
Kate Mc Carroll, a student from DIT, has won the Headline Student Media (Smedia) award for journalism relating to mental health or suicide prevention. The award was presented at an awards ceremony held in the Mansion House, Dublin on the 21st April.
This is the third year that the category was sponsored by Headline – the national media monitoring programme for mental health and suicide in association with the HSE’s National Office for Suicide Prevention. Headline sponsors the award in an effort to raise awareness among media students of the issues involved when reporting on mental health and suicide and to recognise the good work being produced. The sponsorship of the award was made possible by the support of the HSE’s Let Someone Know campaign, which aims to encourage young people to confide in others about their problems. Kate, from Dublin, won the award for ‘Out of Mind’, a powerful documentary about electro-convulsive therapy. Carl O’Brien, chief reporter with the Irish Times judged the category. He said that the documentary was “a moving and beautifully crafted documentary on depression and the arguments for and against electro-convulsive therapy.”
The winner of the award will be announced at the awards on the 21st April in the Mansion house. the judge for this years Headline award is Carl O’Brien chief reporter with the Irish Times.
 The nominees for this years awards are
Catriona Laverty : “Away in the head”, The University Observer UCD
Stephen Mangan : “Mental health project”, DCU
Cathy Buckmaster : “Back from black”, The College Tribune, UCD
Kate McCarroll : “Out of Mind”, DIT Aungier Street
Vicky Michelle Kavanagh : “A sence of abandonment”, The College View, DCU