The Globe and Mail wins Eight National Newspaper Awards
Stephanie Nolen, Grant Robertson and Mark MacKinnon pick up two awards each
The Globe's wins include: business, arts and entertainment, sports, international reporting and breaking news
TORONTO, April 27, 2012 /CNW/ - The Globe and Mail has been lauded with eight 2011 National Newspaper Awards, earning more awards than any other newspaper. The Globe's wins came in the categories of business, arts and entertainment, sports, international reporting, breaking news, explanatory work and politics. The annual awards, considered to be among the top honours for Canadian journalism, were announced at a gala ceremony held this evening in Toronto. Among the winners, Stephanie Nolen, Grant Robertson and Mark MacKinnon each picked up two awards. The Globe and Mail led all newspapers with 24 nominations in 15 categories. With this year's awards, The Globe has won a total of 138 National Newspaper Awards - more than any other Canadian newspaper.
The National Newspaper Awards are judged by a panel that includes former and retired newspaper journalists and editors, freelancers, academics, business leaders and representatives from sports, governments, and others.
"We're proud of all our nominees. Their array of work should be proof positive that newspaper journalism is as good as it's ever been -- from courageous overseas reporting and investigative digging to critical commentary, long-form writing and stunning visual journalism," said John Stackhouse, Editor-in-Chief, The Globe and Mail. "If anything, I hope the awards reflect the value that our readers, advertisers and owners place in original journalism."
Earlier this month, The Globe and Mail introduced the first eBook to subscribers. Our Nation's Finest, a collection of The Globe's 24 nominees for 2011 National Newspaper Awards is now available for download at globeandmail.com/ebook.
The Globe and Mail's 2011 National Newspaper Award winners are:
- Grant Robertson - Explanatory Work: For the story behind Canada's currency overhaul;
- Daniel Leblanc - Politics: for coverage of corruption and political collusion in the Quebec construction industry
- Andy Hoffman and Mark MacKinnon - Business: for a series on Sino-Forest Corp
- Stephanie Nolen - Arts and Entertainment: for features on Deepa Mehta and her challenges of making a movie of Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children;
- Grant Robertson - Sports: for a feature on a 13-year-old Formula One driving prodigy from Montreal;
- Stephanie Nolen - International Reporting: for a portrait of young girls attending a ground-breaking school run by a quietly radical nun;
- Patrick White - Long Features: for an anniversary piece on the founding of Nunavut;
- Mark MacKinnon - Breaking News: for coverage of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
About The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail, through its newspaper, magazine, online and mobile platforms, is Canada's foremost news media company. Each day, The Globe leads the national discussion by engaging Canadians in its award-winning coverage and analysis of news, politics, business and lifestyle. The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper, founded in 1844, Report on Business, Canada's most influential business magazine, and globeandmail.com, the newspaper's online and mobile media hub, reach a combined 5.7 million readers every month. The Globe has received numerous journalism awards, including the international 2011 prize for General Excellence in Journalism from the Online News Associations, nine Michener Awards for Public Service Journalism, and more National Newspaper Awards than any other newspaper in Canada. The Globe and Mail is 85% owned by Woodbridge, the investment arm of the Thomson family, and Bell Canada (15%).