Principal Lecturer in Sports Journalism at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, Daragh Minogue has been shortlisted for a National Council for the Training of Journalism (NCTJ) award, which is due to be presented at their forthcoming Journalism Skills Conference.
The new NCTJ Excellence Award, which will be presented on the 29th November, is an industry training award for promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in journalism.
Daragh Minogue has been shortlisted for the award for the work he has done championing the role of women in sports journalism for the last 10 years. Daragh has worked to promote a female presence in sports journalism, made evident from the gender balance of each year’s intake. As a result of this, he was nominated by some of his graduates, who now work at the BBC and Sky Sports.
Speaking of his nomination, Daragh said, “Women's sport is finally getting the recognition and respect it deserves. This change owes a lot to the growing number of women breaking into sports journalism, and their determination to fight for equality for themselves and the sports they cover. I'm really proud that many of these women are St Mary's graduates."
"Most sports journalism courses are still taught by men and they don't have many female graduates to inspire the next generation, but we have always had women teaching on our courses. Our graduates, male and female, return to St Mary's every year to inspire the new students and it's great to see the impact they have.”