New judging panel members will be joining the panel for the 2018 Asian Media Awards.
Director, Palace Theatre & Opera House
Sheena has over 30 year experience in theatre, in leadership roles and as a producer.
She was Chief Executive of West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds, Executive Director of the brand new multi-million pound arts centre HOME in Manchester and Head of Theatres and Festivals in Bradford, where she led the Alhambra Theatre and St Georges Concert Hall.
In Bradford she was responsible for the delivery of all the city’s outdoor events and festivals and produced the Bradford Mela for 4 years.
The Palace Theatre & Opera House, Manchester are part of the Ambassador’s Theatre Group. ATG are the largest theatrical management company in the world, owning and operating over 45 theatres in the UK, USA, Australia and Germany.
Senior Lecturer & Course Leader
Andy Dickinson is a senior lecturer and course leader of the MA Multimedia Journalism in the School of Journalism and Digital communication at
Manchester Metropolitan University.
He has nearly 20 years experience in journalism education, training and consultancy. Prior to joining MMU he was a senior lecturer in Journalism at the University of Central Lancashire.
Andy started in TV as a video editor and director specialising in documentary production. Broadcast clients including Sky, Granada TV, BBC and Discovery Channel.
Journalist & Former Assistant Editor
Nick Nunn is a journalist and former assistant editor who has worked on many regional daily newspapers for more than four decades.
Nick has worked as assistant editor at the daily Lancashire Telegraph Newspaper, a senior journalist on the Evening News Edinburgh, Newcastle Chronicle and Journal, Evening Gazette Middlesbrough, Sheffield Star, Melbourne Herald and Sun and the Sunday Times.
He is also in charge of editorial training at Newsquest North West Ltd and is a regular assessor at journalism training workshops.
This year’s Asian Media Awards return to the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on Thursday October 25 2018.
The official shortlist announcement will take place at MediaCom, London on Monday September 17 2018.
A full list of categories including special awards can be viewed at www.asianmediaawards.com/categories.
Previous recipients of an Asian Media Award include Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Waris Hussein, Art Malik, Mehdi Hasan, Nina Wadia and Anita Rani.
The University of Salford are premier sponsors and partners to the event include ITV, MediaCom, M.E.N, Press Association Training, Primesight & The Palace Theatre & Opera House.
The event is also supported by Manchester Metropolitan University, Routes Into Languages, AMT Lawyers, Hilton Manchester Deansgate, Namey, Supreme Dream Events, Payal Events, Cleartwo & CLIC Sargent.