This year’s final cut

Here’s the final score. Heena Tailor continued her rise to win the traffic part of the project, although she was nearly pipped at the last gasp by Pia Walter, who made a strong surge towards the end. Stefan remained steady in third, which is well deserved as he had plugged away solidly throughout, as had Natasha who remained in fourth. We should also mention Mandy who blazed a trail for all of you.

It has been fascinating to watch the projects to develop and in many cases blossom. I hope you have – at the very least – gained useful knowledge about your chosen subjects and gathered a few new technical skills along the way. I’d like to praise Rebecca Williams for the quality of her writing, but also mention Rory for the courage he had at writing about The Mail, to Dinara for getting the attention – and anger – of powerful people and having the bottle to stick it out and to Jemelyn for the seriousness of her work. I’d also like to mention – once more – the help of Alice and Rema on this very blog. I think both of them would have scored better on their individual projects if they had not been so selfless, and their extra effort here is fully noted.

Finally, I hope for some of you this is not the very end. I hope that some of you will feel the urge to continue researching your chosen subjects and building an audience. For those that do, there are valuable lessons yet to come. Maybe those who choose to continue, can let us know by occasionally posting a reminder of themselves here on this blog. I for one will keep looking.

1. Heena Tailor with Radio Northwick Park: 1,288
2. Pia Walter with Put your fags out: 1213
3. Stefan Marseglia with Shops ’til they drop: 1082
4. Natasha Culzac with Fair Trade London: 876
5. Shiba Babamiri Recycling … Is it our Duty: 875
6. Sumit Wadhia with It is happening: 852
7. Jay Bains with Facial Discrimination: 784
8. Mandy Cohen with Too Rude You Tube: 764
9. Alice Wagstaffe with The future of the music industry: 662
10. Dinara Saruar with The Unofficial Emily Thornberry blog: 628

11. Bjørn-Ruben Thomassen with Paparazzi Craze: 598
12. Sofia Sosunov with La Vie en Green: 533
13. Meliha Hayat with Zero to Hero: 488
14. Rebecca Williams with Cardboard City: 433
15. Heena Valji with Harrow Bus Mania: 423
16. Alisha with Food shortage crisis: 379
=: Jayne Og with T5 Launch: 379
18. Jemelyn Yadao with Death Behind the Headlines: 361
19. Alisha Haridasani with Can corporations buy you happiness: 361
20. Anaam Raza with British Bags of Knowledge: 336

21: Maryam Aghili with Hounslow crime: 32922. Suzette Annan with Black hair politics: 321
22: Andreas Batatota with The Battle to save Chase Farm: 272
23. Tony McNulty unveiled: 265
24: Rema with Cub critic: 236
25. Monira Begum with Is Islam fair?: 233
26. Seher Mahmood with Islamic schools in Britain: 214
27: Traffic Jam: 147
28: Andreas with Great Ormond Street Hospital: 114
29. Gette with Headphones on the Bus: N/A (unclassified)
=. Omar with Jacquilait’s Weblog: N/A
=. Rory Porter with Junk Mail
=. Mahta Hassanzadeh with Musical violence: N/A
=. James Randall with View from the Armchair: N/A
=. Dilan with Traffic Jam: N/A

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