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Two national awards for Kwantlen journalism student



Kwantlen Polytechnic University journalism student and campus newspaper editor Matt DiMera. - KPU
Kwantlen Polytechnic University journalism student and campus newspaper editor Matt DiMera.
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Kwantlen Polytechnic University student, Matt DiMera beat out student journalists from across the country, winning two national awards at the Canadian University Press’ John H. McDonald Gala last month.

DiMera won in both the Excellence in News Writing and the Excellence in Investigative Reporting categories for his extensive coverage of the Kwantlen Student Association.

DeMera is the news editor for Kwantlen’s campus newspaper The Runner and is in his third year in Kwantlen’s Bachelor of Journalism program.

“I am so honoured that all of the hard work done by myself and The Runner over the last year has been recognized on a national level,” says DiMera who hopes to seek out a career in political and advocacy journalism when he graduates.

The John H. McDonald Journalism awards were created in 2003 to celebrate and reward excellence in Canadian student journalism.

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