I’m extremely proud to say that the Interhacktives — students on the MA Interactive Journalism at City, University of London — won an award over the weekend. The Student Publication Association held their annual conference and awards – and my students took home a prize:

The winner for best specialist publications is Interhacktives from City University! #SPANC17

— SPA (@SPAJournalism) May 6, 2017

Or, more accurately, a former Interhacktive, Emily Shackleton — who is now senior social producer at Metro — took home the award on their behalf:

Just accepted the award for Best Specialist on behalf of @Interhacktives. Well done guys! I am so proud of you ?#interhacktives

— Emily Shackleton (@ShackletonEmily) May 6, 2017

Laters Leeds and #SPANC17 ? it has been wonderful. @Interhacktives I am bringing your award back to you safe and sound #interhacktives pic.twitter.com/lZRmfc47x1

— Emily Shackleton (@ShackletonEmily) May 7, 2017

The Interhacktives themselves met this news with the quiet dignity that I’m used to from them:

yaaaaaaas @Interhacktives slaaaaay ???????????? https://t.co/nvCeGcbcTp

— Bridie Pearson-Jones (@bridiepjones) May 6, 2017

@SPAJournalism Thank you so much! Massive shoutout to @MatteoMoschella and the whole gang ❤❤❤❤❤

— Ryan Watts (@ryanleewatts) May 6, 2017

Still, a great result from a talented team. You should hire them, follow them on Twitter, or follow them on the course next year