TORONTO, March 9 /CNW/ - The Globe and Mail leads all newspapers in
Canada with 13 finalists in the 58th National Newspaper Awards competition.
The Toronto Star and Montreal's La Presse have seven nominations each,
followed by the Ottawa Citizen with four.
The Canadian Press and Edmonton Journal have three each.
The Hamilton Spectator, National Post, The Vancouver Sun, Kingston
Whig-Standard, Reuters, Montreal Gazette, The Record of Waterloo Region,
Winnipeg Free Press, and Le Journal de Montreal have two nominations each.
Valley Today of Windsor, N.S., Guelph Mercury, The Windsor Star, Victoria
Times Colonist, and Saskatoon StarPhoenix have one each.
The 60 finalists in the 20 categories were announced on March 9, 2007,
from the National Newspaper Awards office in Toronto. There were 1,380 entries
in this year's competition for works that appeared in the year 2006, the third
highest in NNA history.
In all, 20 news organizations have been nominated.
The winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony in Winnipeg on
Friday, May 11. This marks the first time the awards have ever been presented
in Winnipeg. Winners will receive cheques for $1,500 and a certificate of
award. Runners-up receive citations of merit and cash awards of $250 each.
This is the 18th year for the NNAs under a Board of Governors which
includes editors, publishers and the public from across Canada as well as
representatives from the Toronto Press Club. Previous to 1989, the NNAs had
been sponsored by the Toronto Press Club. The awards are administered by the
National Newspaper Awards office at the Canadian Newspaper Association.
The National Newspaper Awards were founded by The Toronto Press Club in
- Ryan Remiorz of The Canadian Press has been nominated for a second
straight year in sports photo.
- Lisa Rochon of The Globe and Mail has been nominated for a second
straight year in Arts and Entertainment.
- Dave Pugliese of the Ottawa Citizen has two nominations in this
year's competition - in Beats and in Politics.
- Sean Fine of The Globe and Mail has been nominated for a fourth
straight year in Editorial Writing.
- La Presse designers in Montreal have been nominated for a fifth
straight year in Presentation. Designers from the newspaper have won
this award four years in a row.
- Stephanie Nolen of The Globe and Mail has been nominated in
International Reporting for the fourth straight year and has been
nominated in Beats as well.
- Brian Gable of The Globe and Mail has been nominated for the eighth
time in Editorial Cartooning. He has won the award four times.
- Carole Morris was nominated for Local Reporting in Valley Today, an
Annapolis Valley region daily which lasted three months before
folding earlier this year.
- The Toronto Star has been nominated for the 10th time in Special
- Arts and Entertainment: Robert Everett-Green, The Globe and Mail, for
stories about the arts scene; Lisa Rochon, The Globe and Mail, for
stories about architecture; Juan Rodriguez of The Gazette in Montreal
for features about Quebec's music scene and pop culture.
- Beat Reporting: Kim Bolan, The Vancouver Sun, for coverage of crime;
Stephanie Nolen of The Globe and Mail for stories of the AIDS crisis
in Africa; David Pugliese of the Ottawa Citizen for coverage of the
- Breaking News: Steve Mertl, Terri Theodore, Dirk Meissner of The
Canadian Press for their stories of the sinking of the Queen Of The
North ferry near Prince Rupert; a newsroom team from The Gazette in
Montreal for their coverage of the shootings at Dawson College; and a
newsroom team from La Presse in Montreal for their coverage of the
Dawson College incident last September.
- Business: James Bagnall and Glen McGregor, Ottawa Citizen, for
stories of the $146 million Department of National Defence fraud
case; Brent Jang and Paul Waldie of The Globe and Mail for a look at
the Westjet-Air Canada spy case; Jacquie McNish, The Globe and Mail,
for a behind-the-scenes look at the Falconbridge-Inco takeover
- Columns: Yves Boisvert, La Presse, Montreal; Susan Clairmont, The
Hamilton Spectator; Paula Simons, Edmonton Journal.
- Editorial Cartooning: Marc Beaudet, Le Journal de Montréal; Brian
Gable, The Globe and Mail; Graham Harrop, The Vancouver Sun.
- Editorial Writing: David Evans, Edmonton Journal; Sean Fine, The
Globe and Mail; John Roe, The Record of Waterloo Region.
- Explanatory Work: Steve Ladurantaye of the Kingston Whig-Standard for
an examination of the real cost of a car accident in both human and
monetary terms; Jim Rankin of the Toronto Star for look at what
happens when Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan die; David Staples of
the Edmonton Journal for a story on the complex and social history of
infanticide after a jury had found a young mother guilty of killing
- Feature Photography: Colin O'Connor, National Post, for a photo of
children up a tree in Uganda; Lyle Stafford, Reuters, for a photo of
PM Stephen Harper getting his nose tweaked; Gord Waldner of the
Saskatoon StarPhoenix for a photo of a little girl with Santa Claus.
- International: Dan Lett, Winnipeg Free Press, for an examination of
the perils and politics of international food aid; Marie-Claude
Malboeuf, La Presse, Montreal, for stories on the misery and despair
that continue to plague the survivors of the Chernobyl nuclear
disaster; Stephanie Nolen, The Globe and Mail, for stories from
Zimbabwe chronicling the troubling legacy of Robert Mugabe's brutal
- Investigations: Patrick Lagacé of La Presse in Montreal for a story
about former Olympic biathlete Myriam Bédard's relationship with her
partner; Harold Levy of the Toronto Star for an investigation into
the lack of protection for homeowners caught in a mortgage fraud;
Omar El Akkad and Greg McArthur of The Globe and Mail for an indepth
look at online activities of the 17 Toronto-area young men accused of
- Local Reporting: Carole Morris, Valley Today in Windsor, N.S., for
her stories about the mysterious disappearance and search for a young
man later found dead in a bog; a team from the Guelph Mercury for
stories about the 10th anniversary of Guelph's pioneering waste
management system; Paul Schliesmann of the Kingston Whig-Standard for
stories about his wife Tracy's battle with cancer that ended with her
- Long Features: Katia Gagnon and Hugo Meunier, La Presse in Montreal,
for a feature that exposes the state of who owns and who lives in
Montreal's slums; Mitch Potter of the Toronto Star profiles life
with a Canadian military unit in the dust of Afghanistan's Kandahar
province; Jan Wong, The Globe and Mail, examines the world of the
working poor by taking a job for a month as a cleaning lady for
$7.75 an hour.
- News Photography: Luc Laforce, Le Journal de Montréal, for a photo of
emergency personnel hustling a wounded student away from Dawson
College in the aftermath of the September shooting; Peter McCabe for
a photo of Dawson College students fleeing out of a doorway while a
police officer, with the body of the suspect at his feet, trains his
weapon on the doorway, not sure if there are more gunmen; Bruce
Stotesbury of the Victoria Times Colonist for a photo of an anguished
protester who was forced to find open air to escape the effects of
- Politics: Steve Buist, Naomi Powell and Joan Walters, Hamilton
Spectator, for a series on a secret lease arrangement between the
city of Hamilton and the operators of John Munro Airport; David
Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen, for a series tracing the political
manoeuvring behind the decision to commit Canadian troops to the
Kandahar war zone in Afghanistan; Michael Valpy, The Globe and Mail,
for an in-depth, 14,000-word profile of Liberal leadership candidate
- Presentation: Geneviève Biloski, National Post; Cinders McLeod, The
Globe and Mail; Philippe Tardif, La Presse, Montreal.
- Short Features: Peter Calamai of the Toronto Star for a science story
on the killing apparatus and venom of a sea creature in capturing its
prey; Jen Gerson of the Toronto Star for a story of a Christian youth
gathering in Hamilton; Agnès Gruda of La Presse in Montreal for a
story on a young woman who became a lifeguard on the shores of the
Mediterranean in Gaza.
- Special Project: The Globe and Mail for a series on the personal and
public face of cancer; Toronto Star for a project on drinking and
driving stemming from routine alcohol-related fatality; The Windsor
Star for a project on workplace violence after the murder of a local
- Sports Writing: Alex Hutchinson of the Ottawa Citizen for a story on
the hardships facing Kenyan marathon runners enticed to compete in
Canada; Colin Hunter, The Record of Waterloo Region, for reports on
athletes engaged in emerging sports like kickboxing and parkour; Paul
Wiecek, Winnipeg Free Press, for a story on the sad fate of old
racehorses that wind up as a premium-priced delicacy in Europe and
- Sports Photography: J.P. Muczulski of Reuters for an extreme closeup
of a tumble involving Jose Garbajosa of the Toronto Raptors and
Philadelphia 76ers Steven Hunter in a pro basketball game; Ryan
Remiorz of The Canadian Press for a photo of jubilant B.C. Lions
holding pieces of a broken Grey Cup after their win over the Montreal
Alouettes; Steve Russell of the Toronto Star for a photo of a
controversial and disallowed goal scored by Canada's Rick Nash on
Swiss goalie Martin Gerber.
FINALISTS/FINALISTES - 2006
- Kim Bolan, The Vancouver Sun
- Stephanie Nolen, The Globe and Mail
- Dave Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen
Explanatory work/Texte explicatif
- Steve Ladurantaye, Kingston Whig-Standard
- Jim Rankin, Toronto Star
- David Staples, Edmonton Journal
- Steve Buist, Naomi Powell, Joan Walters, The Hamilton Spectator
- Dave Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen
- Michael Valpy, The Globe and Mail
Short Features/Reportage bref
- Peter Calamai, Toronto Star
- Jen Gerson, Toronto Star
- Agnès Gruda, La Presse, Montréal
Local Reporting/Reportage à caractère local
- Carole Morris, Valley Today
- Newsroom, Guelph Mercury
- Paul Schliesmann, Kingston Whig-Standard
- Geneviève Biloski, National Post
- Cinders McLeod, The Globe and Mail
- Philippe Tardif, La Presse, Montréal
Special Project/Projet spécial
- The Globe and Mail
- Toronto Star
- The Windsor Star
Sports Photography/Photographie de sport
- J. P. Muczulski, Reuters
- Ryan Remiorz, The Canadian Press
- Steve Russell, Toronto Star
- James Bagnall, Glen McGregor, Ottawa Citizen
- Brent Jang, Paul Waldie, The Globe and Mail
- Jacquie McNish, The Globe and Mail
- Yves Boisvert, La Presse, Montréal
- Susan Clairmont, The Hamilton Spectator
- Paula Simons, Edmonton Journal
- Patrick Lagacé, La Presse, Montréal
- Harold Levy, Toronto Star
- Omar El Akkad, Greg McArthur, The Globe and Mail
Arts and Entertainment/Culture
- Robert Everett-Green, The Globe and Mail
- Lisa Rochon, The Globe and Mail
- Juan Rodriguez, The Gazette, Montreal
- Alex Hutchinson, Ottawa Citizen
- Colin Hunter, The Record, Waterloo Region
- Paul Wiecek, Winnipeg Free Press
Feature Photography/Photographie de reportage
- Colin O'Connor, National Post
- Lyle Stafford, Reuters
- Gord Waldner, Saskatoon StarPhoenix
International/Reportage à caractère international
- Dan Lett, Winnipeg Free Press
- Marie-Claude Malboeuf, La Presse, Montréal
- Stephanie Nolen, The Globe and Mail
- David Evans, Edmonton Journal
- Sean Fine, The Globe and Mail
- John Roe, The Record, Waterloo Region
- Marc Beaudet, Le Journal de Montréal
- Brian Gable, The Globe and Mail
- Graham Harrop, The Vancouver Sun
Long Features/Reportage élaboré
- Katia Gagnon, Hugo Meunier, La Presse
- Mitch Potter, Toronto Star
- Jan Wong, The Globe and Mail
News Photography/Photographie d'actualité
- Luc Laforce, Le Journal de Montréal
- Peter McCabe, The Canadian Press
- Bruce Stotesbury, Victoria Times-Colonist
Breaking News/Nouvelle de dernière heure
- Canadian Press
- The Gazette, Montreal
- La Presse, Montréal
For further information:
For further information: Bryan Cantley, Secretary, National Newspaper
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