Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Dunlops: Toronto

The Toronto Sun, the flagship tabloid in the Sun Media chain, has won nine Dunlop Awards for achievements by 13 reporters, photographers and editors in 2007.

The four category wins and five honourable mentions, as announced in a story by Ben Spencer, are:

Michele Mandel, for a column on the Robert Pickton serial murder trial in Vancouver.

The veteran Toronto Sun columnist also won a shared spot news award along with Peter Worthington, Joe Warmington, Jonathan Jenkins, Sarah Green, Brett Clarkson and Alan Shanoff for Conrad Black coverage entitled "Just call him Con."

Stan Behal, a veteran Sun photographer, won a sports photography award for a photo of Saskatchewan Rough Riders quarterback Kerry Joseph after winning the Grey Cup.

Mike Strobel won a humour award for his a column on McMaster University's close look at his brain.

Honourable mentions go to:

Dave Abel
in the spot news photography category for a photo of a grandmother who had the wrong leg cut open during surgery at Brampton Civic Hospital.

Mark Bonokoski in the columns category for "A victim and her rapist - 25 years later."

Steve Buffery for his "It's a Living" column.

Michele Mandel in feature writing for a story about the 10th anniversary of Princess Diana's death.

Jim Slotek in the critical writing category for his story on Canadian comic Russell Peters.

Joe Warmington was also recognized as runner-up in the prestigious J. Douglas Creighton Award for editorial excellence, which was won by Rick Bell of the Calgary Sun.

Lou Clancy, editor-in-chief, said the awards reflected the newspaper's strong standing both in Toronto and Canada as a whole.

"The breadth of them speaks to the depth of staff that we have," he said in the Sun story. "We have won right across the board, from columns to sports to photography."

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