Garreth Bloor of the University of Cape Town has been awarded the Cape Town Press Club 2010 Graduate Bursary. To date, he has had over 500 articles published locally and abroad with contributions to over a dozen publications undertaken, including those of the Financial Mail, British Sky Broadcasting and Cape Media’s business-to-business magazine journals.
Beginning his passion for media in high school, he started an online weekly newsletter and on entering university served as a columnist for the Varsity Paper. In September of the same year he was appointed deputy news editor. In 2007 he commenced serving as a journalist for the Financial Mail’s Campus publication and in December began a four-month work period for British Sky Broadcasting. He has since contributed to over a dozen publications and in 2008 received was ranked fourth internationally in the American-based Intercollegiate Studies Institute annual essay contest which examines the relationship between globalization and community values.
He graduated with a BSocSci degree focused on majors in Media, Philosophy and Political Studies from the University of Cape Town and has attended programs at Princeton University, whilst having covered numerous local and international events primary in Cape Town and while interning in Washington, DC.
Bloor commences his graduate studies in Political Communication in February of 2010 and plans to undertake his Masters in the US or Britain in 2011. He is 22-years old. The Cape Town Press Club which issues the award with the support of British American Tobacco is committed to building the skills base and strength of the media industry, both through its programmes and by supporting those who work in journalism and the media.