Sunday, 15 May 2011

2010 NNAs

Sun Media struck out at the 2010 National Newspaper Awards ceremony in Ottawa Friday night.

In the sea of NNA winners and runners-up, the Belleville Intelligencer and Sarnia Observer were both runners-up in Local Reporting, the Intelligencer for coverage of the Russell Williams crime spree and Tara Jeffrey of the Observer for local stories about youth suicide.  

On the Toronto front, the Globe and Mail won the most awards - five - and the Toronto Star picked up three main awards at the NNA's 62nd annual awards ceremony at Ottawa's Canadian War Museum. 

For all of its front page exclusives, the Toronto Sun has been rather quiet on the NNA front in recent years. 

The Toronto Star's complete list of winners and runners-up can be read here.


  1. I think "struck out" is a bit harsh, no? Considering the strained resources and usual Sun Media garbage these writers had to deal with last year, just getting to the National Newspaper Awards is remarkable. Head office might not care but their peers in this chain applaud them.

  2. Harsh, perhaps, but not intended to lessen the accomplishment of reaching the NNAs via, as you say, a minefield of head office indifference. More to emphasize the NNA win drought at Canada's largest newspaper chain continues because of PKP's apathy.

  3. I have it on good authority that Sun Media and Sun TV News did indeed make the stage, however. Chantelle Hebert from The Star and CP's Robert Russo had some clever gags about the TV news set getting kitted out by Ikea and some other zingers, so Sun Media wasn't entirely shut out. It did bring some laughs, I hear.

  4. I don't believe we can enter NNAs anymore, hence we're not winning any or getting nominated. There are no forms in the office anymore. When I asked about it a year or two back, I was told the Sun won't pay for our entries etc. Like Dunlop Award forms, you just don't see them around anymore...