Graduate scoops BBC journalism award

The University of Lincoln is among the winners of Thursday night’s BBC Partnership Awards, as one of their recent graduates won his category.

Dane Vincent, a journalism graduate, scooped the BBC Journalism Award for his film “All Bonged Up”. Judges said his entry is “a great, original story with a brave agenda.”

Dane poses with Vic and Bob as he receives his BBC Journalism Award at the BBC Create and Connect Conference at Teeside University | Photo: BBC

Comedians Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer presented Vincent with the award at Thursday’s BBC Connect and Create Conference at Teeside University.

The Linc and Siren were shortlisted for BBC awards as well, but neither came away with a prize.

Vincent said: “I couldn’t believe it when my name was announced, though I was absolutely delighted. It was a very proud moment for me but it’s taking a while to settle in.

“I wouldn’t be receiving this award, though, if it wasn’t for the help of the LSJ staff – particularly Barnie Choudhury, John Cafferkey, Sam Pidoux and Mike Bryan.”

Mark Thompson, director general of the BBC, used the conference to launch the BBC’s jobs website for its move to Salford in 2011.

“We need to live and breathe the north by bringing in the best people with the best ideas no matter where they come from. That is why BBC North and these training and development schemes are so important to the future of the BBC, to UK broadcasting and to our creative industries,” he said.

Here’s Vincent’s award-winning film:

One Response to Graduate scoops BBC journalism award

  1. Deborah Wilson (BA Programme Leader) says:

    We in the School of Journalism are all very proud of Dane, and must pay tribute to the extraordinarily inspirational TV teaching team as Dane mentioned. I’d like to note also that The Linc did extraordinarily well to make it to the final 3 amongst very strong competition – as indeed did Siren FM. In The Linc’s case of course, this comes on top of your shortlisting for the national Guardian Student Media awards, which recognised your outstanding and innovative work.