Old Moretonian Jessica Hatcher has reached the finals of the One World Media Awards which took place on 7th May at Kings Place London. Jessica is one of three finalists nominated for the New Voice Award which is given to the journalist who has made the most outstanding contribution to international journalism during the year. The One World Media Awards is one of the foremost Awards events in the UK. It rewards the most outstanding media coverage of the developing world, and recognises the unique role of journalists and filmmakers in bridging the divide between different societies and raising awareness of vital development issues. This year the event was hosted by ITN journalist and presenter, Jon Snow.
Jessica is currently based in Narobi, Kenya, working for Time Magazine. She left Moreton Hall in 2000 and went on to graduate from Oxford University with an MA (2:1) in Modern Languages in 2005. Her career has seen her working in television and broadcast communications as a project manager, producer and director. Credits include a number of 30-second television commercials and the BBC's Apprentice. She then started writing features for UK newspapers in 2009 and moved to Nairobi at the end of 2011, regularly contributing to TIME Magazine and IRIN news.