Monday, 15 March 2010

09 NNA noms

Updated 3/20/10 re London Free Press column
Sun Media is represented in the 2009 National Newspaper Award nominees list announced today, but all five Sun tabloids are nowhere to be found.

The Toronto Star, Globe and Mail and National Post are in the running, but the Toronto Sun, along with the Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg Suns, will not be on, or near, the podium May 14 in Toronto.

Is that from a lack of entries from the tabloids following directives from PKP not to encourage NNA participation, or is the alleged NNA blackballing of the Suns still in the works?

Congratulations to Sun Media entrants at the Kingston Whig-Standard, London Free Press, Sault Ste. Marie Star and Woodstock Sentinel-Review, who have been nominated. It is Woodstock's first ever NNA nom.

Rob Tripp of the Kingston Whig-Standard, one of our favourite crime reporters, and a previous NNA winner, has two nominations.

Sun Media nominees:

Beat Reporting:
Rob Tripp
, Kingston Whig-Standard, for crime-justice coverage;

Local Reporting:
Rob Tripp and Paul Schliesmann, Kingston Whig-Standard, for stories of the mysterious death of four Montreal women in an alleged honour killing;

Elliot Ferguson
and Bruce Urquhart, Woodstock Sentinel-Review, for coverage of the abduction and murder of schoolgirl Tori Stafford;

Feature Photography:
Rachelle Labrecque, Sault Ste. Marie Star, for a photo of a tiny six-year-old child with primordial dwarfism and her mother;

Breaking News
A team from the London Free Press, for a series of stories about the abduction and killing of eight-year-old Tori Stafford of Woodstock;

There are 66 finalists in the 22 categories, selected from 1,301 entries submitted by 20 news organizations.

FYI: NNA winners, from 1949 through 2008.

1 comment:

  1. I know it's a cliche, but for these guys to be nominated for NNAs - after enduring the garbage and hardship their own company foisted on them last year - is an award in itself. Don't let the indifference from Sun Media spoil things, all of your peers in this company tip their hat.