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National recognition for Nursing Standard journalist

A Nursing Standard journalist has been highly commended for her outstanding journalism during an awards ceremony last night (Thursday).
Stephanie Jones-Berry

A Nursing Standard journalist has been highly commended for her outstanding journalism during an awards ceremony last night (Thursday).

Assistant editor (investigations) Stephanie Jones-Berry received the accolade in the Specialist News Story of the Year category of the Medical Journalists' Association (MJA) Awards 2017 in London.

Judges said Ms Jones-Berry's story 'I had to use food banks as I have had literally no money' deserved special recognition for shedding light on an important story at a time of student nursing bursary cuts.

Written last June, the analysis piece exclusively revealed 5.2 million discretionary funding had been handed out to debt-ridden nursing students since 2013.

MJA chair Lawrence McGinty said: 'All our awards reward excellence and, judging by this years 300 entries, there is plenty of

A Nursing Standard journalist has been highly commended for her outstanding journalism during an awards ceremony last night (Thursday).

Steph Jones Berry
Stephanie Jones-Berry (left) pictured at the awards ceremony
with former BBC presenter Sian Williams

Assistant editor (investigations) Stephanie Jones-Berry received the accolade in the Specialist News Story of the Year category of the Medical Journalists' Association (MJA) Awards 2017 in London.

Judges said Ms Jones-Berry's story 'I had to use food banks as I have had literally no money' deserved special recognition for shedding light on an important story at a time of student nursing bursary cuts.

Written last June, the analysis piece exclusively revealed £5.2 million discretionary funding had been handed out to debt-ridden nursing students since 2013.

MJA chair Lawrence McGinty said: 'All our awards reward excellence and, judging by this year’s 300 entries, there is plenty of good health and medical journalism out there. Fake news? Tosh. Our members are proving every day that real news is alive and well.'

Specialist News Story of the Year was one of 16 categories at the 25th MJA awards ceremony, held at the Barber-Surgeons' Hall in London.


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