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Guardian cancels student media awards to save costs

By Freddy Mayhew

The Guardian Student Media Awards have been cancelled this year under cost saving measures after running for nearly 40 years.

The awards, which recognise reporters, writers, photographers and publications from within the country’s student body, began in 1978 after The Guardian joined forces with the National Union of Students.

Past winners have included Heidi Blake, UK investigations editor at Buzzfeed.

A spokesperson for Guardian News and Media said a three-year business plan to “address costs and build revenue streams” meant it was reviewing “a number” of events.

She said: “We’re immensely proud of the Guardian student media awards’ achievements and of the many talented young individuals whose work it has celebrated.”

At last year’s event, King’s College London’s university tabloid Roar News won the Student Publication of the Year Award. Harrison Jones, of the University of Exeter, was named the Student Reporter of the Year.

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