Multimedia series on women in Afghanistan garners Globe second Emmy award in two years
TORONTO, Sept. 28 /CNW/ - The Globe and Mail's multimedia series on women in Kandahar Afghanistan won a prestigious Emmy award in the category of New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming at the 31st annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards last night in New York. Other nominees in this category included The New York Times, Reuters, the San Jose Mercury News and tsunami.trust.org. Behind the Veil was the only nomination and win for a Canadian newspaper.
"This award demonstrates that our journalists are among the best in the world," said John Stackhouse, Editor-in-Chief of The Globe and Mail. "Multimedia storytelling dramatically enhances our narrative with readers and is a fundamental pillar of our growth strategy."
The six-part series featured interviews with women from all walks of life about their lives in one of the most dangerous places in the world. The project was led by Globe and Mail reporter Jessica Leeder, with feature photography by Paula Lerner. The paper's multimedia team, including producer Jayson Taylor and interactive designer Chris Manza, handled online production and development.
Last September, The Globe and Mail won an Emmy award for the "Talking to the Taliban" series, besting projects from The New York Times, the Washington Post and Reuters. The groundbreaking series included videotaped interviews with 42 Taliban foot soldiers.
Earlier in the year, Behind the Veil won an EPpy award presented by Editor & Publisher, honouring the best media-affiliated Web sites across 36 diverse categories. The series was also nominated for a National Newspaper Award.
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