Friday, 11 June 2010

Re Hugo Rodrigues

The Canadian Journalism Foundation handed out its awards last night in Toronto and the only Sun Media nod was a scholarship for a Woodstock Sentinel-Review reporter.

Hugo Rodrigues received one of the Canadian Journalism Fellowships for a year of post-secondary study, awarded annually by Massey College in the University of Toronto.

His is the Gordon N. Fisher fellow, named after the late Gordon N. Fisher who, along with the late St. Clair Balfour of Southam Newspapers, created these fellowships in 1962.

In the words of Joe Biden, being recognized for a journalism fellowship is a big fn deal.

Hugo's award-winning reporting for the Sentinel-Review includes education beat coverage and last year's abduction and murder of eight-year-old Tori Stafford.

Congrats to Hugo, the Toronto Star, Winnipeg Free Press and other winners, all listed in a CNW press release.


  1. Thanks all for the recognition.
    A quibble however— I have had very little to do with Stafford coverage here. A grand total of two bylines and some French-language hits for TVA.

    Thanks again, though.

  2. Way off topic: Just FYI: in today's Toronto Sun, June 13, the Westcott family place an "In memorium" notice marking 21 years since Toronto Sun reporter Jamie Westcott died.

    And speaking of "In memorium", whatever happened to the Sun's "Jamie Westcott Memorial Award"?