Tom O'Connor Triumphs at Student Media Awards

Tom O'Connor with RTÉ newsreader Sharon Tobin and his uncle Conor McMahon.
Apr 22 2024 Posted: 14:39 IST

University of Galway's School of Law and the Irish Centre for Human Rights are proud to announce that Tom O’Connor, a final-year Law (BCL) and Human Rights student, achieved remarkable success at the recent National Student Media Awards. O'Connor, who has been an active voice on the university’s radio station FlirtFM, was recognised for his outstanding contributions to student media.

O'Connor's show, 'Panoramica', which explores critical global issues, has been a staple of FlirtFM programming since 2020. His compelling documentary on Uganda clinched the 'Documentary of the Year' award, demonstrating his ability to engage with complex topics in a thoughtful and provocative manner. This year's accolades bring his total to five SMEDIAs, with previous recognitions including last year's 'Podcast of the Year' for a piece on Kevin Boyle, a former head of the School of Law and co-founder of the Irish Centre for Human Rights.

The celebrated student shared the spotlight with his uncle Conor McMahon and RTÉ newsreader Sharon Tobin, as he received the awards for Radio Journalist of the Year, Radio Documentary of the Year, and Radio Production of the Year in News & Current Affairs. These achievements underscore his versatile skills in both the creation and production of influential media content.


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