Exeposé took home four awards from this year’s Student Publication Association National Conference (SPANC16), tying with Warwick’s Boar and London Student for the second-largest haul. The University of East Anglia’s Concrete newspaper took home five awards, including ‘Best Publication’.
Exeposé began the evening with 21 nominations across nine of the 13 eligible categories, including ‘Best Publication’. In the ‘Best Interview’ category, Flora Carr came runner-up with a ‘Highly Commended’ award for her interview with Buzzfeed’s Deputy Editor Jim Waterson.
Meanwhile, the ‘Best Feature’ category was dominated by Exeposé, with Giusy Urbano taking home the gold for her personal account of her experiences in Paris during the November 13th terrorist attacks. The runner-up ‘Highly Commended’ award went to Fiona Potigny and Eamonn Crowe, for their article on manliness and mental health.
Exeposé also received the award for ‘Best Use of Digital Media’, which highlighted the “innovative use of multimedia platforms, including audio and video, to enhance their publication’s content”.
Congratulations to @Exepose on being worthy winners of the Best Use of Digital Media award @SPAJournalism. We were impressed 🙂 #SPANC16
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Outgoing Editors James Beeson, Sarah Gough, Harry Shepherd and Kayley Gilbert told Exeposé that they were “absolutely thrilled to win the Best Use of Digital Media category. Being recognised as having the Best Use of Digital Media at the SPA’s is a thoroughly well-deserved achievement.”
“Across Exeposé we’ve seen consistently inventive and high quality usage of digital media, including our Press Preview collaboration with XTV, quizzes, embedded audio playlists, podcasts, and much more. Our use of digital media throughout the year has brought our outstanding written journalism to life better than ever before and everybody at Exeposé should be very proud of all of their hard work.”
“To win four awards in three categories is a fantastic achievement and a testament to the dedication and commitment of the whole team. After a long year of hard work and effort winning things and drinking wine, this the best way to end it. I’m so hungover now. Congratulations too to a number of Exeposé’s talented writers for their individual success!”