Four reporters from The Globe and Mail are among the finalists for outstanding journalism at the 2016 Jack Webster Awards in Vancouver.
Kathy Tomlinson’s investigation of the B.C. real estate industry has been selected as a contender in the Best News Reporting of the Year – Print category at the Oct. 20 event.
Justine Hunter is a finalist for the Best Feature Story – Print for an account of the history of Greenpeace, an organization her father, Bob Hunter, helped found.
Andrea Woo is up for a Jack Webster Award for Excellence in Digital Journalism for her coverage of the deadly impact of fentanyl abuse.
And Mike Hager’s probe of the emerging medical-marijuana sector has gained a nomination for the Jack Webster Business, Industry and Economics Award.
There are three finalists in each of 12 categories, which include awards for news and features, community journalism, legal coverage and Chinese-language reporting, among other things.
Of the 14 news organizations to receive nominations, eight are newspapers, three are television stations, two are from radio and one, Hakai Magazine, is an Internet-based outlet.
CBC has the largest total number of nominations with 13 finalists from several different radio and TV programs including CBC Nelson, CBC Radio News, CBC/Radio-Canada and CBC TV.
The Globe and Mail has the second-largest number of finalists, with four.
CTV has three finalists, while Global News, Fairchild Television Magazine 26, The Canadian Press, Kamloops This Week and The Vancouver Sun have two nominations each.
The Georgia Straight, Hakai Magazine, North Shore News, Goldstream News Gazette and CHMB AM1320 have single nominations.
The Jack Webster Awards have been given annually for 30 years to honour the legacy of the late Jack Webster, a powerful media personality in B.C. who worked in print and radio before retiring in 1986. He achieved his highest profile with a morning television hotline show he hosted from 1977 to 1986.Report Typo/Error
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