The 2012 NNI Journalism Awards took place last Thursday, October 25 and among the nominees was Political Editor of The Irish Daily Mirror and local Ardee woman, Sarah Bardon.
Sarah was nominated for ‘Young Journalist of the Year’, a category that the judges of the competition described as, a show-case of some of the best journalistic talent and they were incredibly impressed with the high standard of work submitted by Sarah, and her fellow nominees in this category.
Unfortunately Sarah lost out to Jennifer Bray of the Irish Daily Mail.
However speaking to the Dundalk Democrat Sarah told us that she was just happy to be nominated and looked forward to entering the competition again next year.
“It was great to be nominated.
I never expected to win, I was in a category with so many other great journalists.
I was just thrilled to be nominated. I still have two more years in that category so there is always next year!”
Sarah worked at the Dundalk Democrat for two months in 2008 before she left for the Mirror HQ where she was promoted to Political Editor in 2011.
2012 has also been a great year for Sarah, she has made a few appearances on RTE’s Leaders Questions as well as travelling to New York and Washington where she got to meet US President Barack Obama.
The future is definitely bright for this young journalist and the Dundalk Democrat wishes her the best of luck in her future endeavors.