Navan journalist wins Justice Media Student Award

A young Navan journalist has been named among the winners at the Law Society of Ireland, Justice Media Awards 2022. Kinga Piotrowska (23) was one of a team of five student journalists who took first place in the Student Journalism category.

Their article in The Journal on domestic violence was entitled 'Two years on: Ireland is 'failing to act in spirit' of agreement to help women escaping domestic violence'.

The judges said: "This investigative article is on par with any established professional quality journalism today.

It clearly highlights how Ireland is worryingly contravening the Istanbul Convention. This piece does important work to highlight this issue in the public domain."

The other members of the tam were Natasha Lynch (24, Dublin), Shauna Ledwidge (22, Dublin), Jane Moore (24, Dublin) and Carenza Rock (21, Drogheda).

Kinga studied Journalism in DCU and graduated with first-class honours in 2021. She has worked for the Irish Examiner's feature department and recently became Digital Content Editor at FM104 and Q102.

Additionally, in 2021 she won the DCU Media Production Society's Hybrid Student Media Awards hosted by Caitriona Perry of RTE.

She is a daughter of Beata Piotrowska and the late Grzegorz Piotrowski.

The Law Society of Ireland announced the winners last week at an awards ceremony which took place at the Law Society.

The top award was presented to Mary Carolan and Simon Carswell for their Irish Times article ‘Inside the District Courts’. This article was selected from 277 entries, winning the Print/online journalism (daily) category as well as the overall award.