Ellie O’Byrne Development ActivitiesAcademic Qualifications: A former journalism student with Griffith College Cork, Ellie recently completed her MA in Journalism and New Media at CIT. BiographyEllie is a prize-winning freelance journalist. In 2015, she was awarded funding from the prestigious Simon Cumbers Media Fund to travel to Africa for the creation of a multimedia project. And she gained yet another string to her bow when she was awarded Best Radio Documentary at the National Student Media Awards that same year. Her work can most often be seen in The Irish Examiner and The Evening Echo. Ellie, who teaches journalism, writing for arts and culture, investigative journalism and news media production modules on the BA in Journalism in Griffith College Cork describes her approach to teaching as follows: "I'm delighted to be able to offer my students practical career-based advice on entering their chosen field. I'm a passionate believer in the vital role ethical, community-based journalism plays in society. I want to foster good practice and help emerging journalists - my future colleagues! - find their niche in the demanding but constantly rewarding career that is journalism."