Media and Creative Industries alumna recognised for excellence in journalism

Alumna Kristeena Monteith has recently been awarded the Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence in Journalism.

The virtual awards ceremony took place on Sunday 13 December 2020 and awarded 30 young Jamaicans for excelling in their chosen fields.

Adding to her many achievements and aiding the changes she is implementing to help people and organizations creatively address social issues, Kristeena is widely being recognized for her contributions to society.

Kristeena studied MA Media and Creative Industries at Loughborough University London and has continued putting her passion for culture, media, arts and communications at the service of people and the planet since her graduation.

She is currently the Creative Producer of Talk Up Radio, a public radio programme tackling global social and political issues with a team of young people. In addition, Kristeena has since worked as a Television Producer for Talk Up Yout, a Scriptwriter and Story Editor for Ackee Walk Children's Puppet Show, and a Project Manager for the U-Report School Tour.

During her studies she was also selected as one of 17 UN Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals. In her capacity as an SDG Young Leader, she championed the need for strategic youth engagement on all issues, including all 17 sustainable development goals, in more than 7 countries around the globe.

Kristeena was a Chevening scholar and completed her studies within the Institute for Media and Creative Industries in 2019. Speaking about her time at Loughborough University London, Kristeena said:

“I was inspired by lecturers who were willing to facilitate difficult conversations and engage with knowledge students brought to the classroom from their cultures and regions. While the world seems to be shying away from identity issues, many lecturers actively encouraged multi-cultural discussions applying theories in real time to current global affairs which I think enriched the learning experience.”

The Prime Minister’s Youth Award for Excellence in Journalism recognises Kristeena and her team’s efforts. You can watch the virtual awards ceremony via YouTube. Congratulations Kristeena.

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2020 QS World University Rankings and top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2020, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and 8th in The UK Complete University Guide 2020.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.