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 Phillipines.
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. You can check out “Mel Had Tea” here.