Hattie’s journalism venture: tea and travel

Hattie's journalism venture: tea and travel

Mel Hattie (BJ ’16) was awarded the 2016-17 Journalism Innovation prize by the School of Journalism for her travel blog “Mel Had Tea.” The award is given to a journalism business plan developed by a student in the Master of Journalism New Ventures program. On top of being a delicious pun, “Mel Had Tea” chronicles Hattie’s globe-trotting quest for the perfect cup of tea, and features reviews and insight on tea, from Bosnia & Herzegovina to the Philippines.

Last May, Hattie won an Emerge Award for her student-journalism work in Audio Storytelling. This year, it’s her photojournalism skills on display, as well as her exhaustive research and passion for tea.

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