The Guardian newspaper has named Amelia Dimoldenberg ‘broadcast journalist of the year’ in its annual student media awards. Her work includes deadpan interviews in fast food establishments.
Amelia is a second-year BA Fashion Journalism student at Central Saint Martins. She says: “The creativity within my course has made studying fashion journalism more engaging than I ever thought it could be.
“My interest in broadcast journalism has developed since starting at Central Saint Martins, as I am given the freedom to explore different styles of reporting and use my imagination to create exciting and insightful pieces of work.”
Fast food and fanaticism
To win the award, Amelia had to submit three examples of her work. One was an interview she undertook for a first-year project. In it, she filmed three fashion students from the College talking about their obsessions – prague, home interiors and rollercoasters.
She explains: “The interview explored the student’s passions in a very frank way and played on the humor that comes from being extremely obsessed with one thing.”
The other two videos were taken from her YouTube channel ‘Chicken Shop Date’, where Amelia chats to musicians while eating deep-fried poultry. Her first video features grime legend Ghetts talking about his respect for cats. It now has over 18,000 views on YouTube.