The Globe and Mail has received a record 24 nominations for the National Newspaper Awards for 2011, thanks to a broad range of journalistic endeavours that included investigations into corruption in Quebec, business columns and coverage of the war in Libya.
The shortlist announced Thursday also includes nine nominations for the Toronto Star and five for the Waterloo Region Record.
The Globe’s 24 nominations set a record for the National Newspaper Awards, which have been given out since 1949.
The winners will be announced on April 27.
All three nominations in the long feature category came from The Globe.
The Globe also got multiple nominations for international reporting, explanatory journalism, column writing and sports coverage.
"This is wonderful recognition for our journalists, and for their outstanding reporting, writing and visual journalism," Globe and Mail editor-in-chief John Stackhouse said. "At a time when so much of our industry is changing, it is reassuring to see that fundamentally great journalism matters, perhaps more than ever."
Former Montreal Canadiens goaltender Ken Dryden, who wrote an essay in The Globe about head injuries and concussions, earned a nomination in the sports category, where the paper’s Grant Robertson was also short-listed for a feature on a 13-year-old Formula One driving prodigy.
Mr. Robertson was also nominated in the explanatory category for a story about Canada’s currency overhaul.
Daniel Leblanc, a reporter in The Globe’s parliamentary bureau, was nominated both in the investigations category, for his exposés on corruption at the Canada Revenue Agency offices in Montreal, and in the politics category for stories about political collusion in the Quebec construction industry.
The Globe’s Delhi bureau chief, Stephanie Nolen, was nominated for two awards. The first, in international reporting, was for an in-depth look at a ground-breaking school for outcast girls in India. The second, in arts and entertainment, for a story about the director Deepa Mehta making a film version of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children.
Mark MacKinnon, The Globe’s Beijing correspondent, was nominated in the breaking news category for his reports from earthquake-struck Japan, and in business reporting, teaming with Andy Hoffman for a series on the mystery behind Sino-Forest Corp.
Other Globe nominees are:
- In the long features category: Erin Anderssen for a story on being a mother in the 21st century; Ian Brown, for his writing on the ethics of pre-natal testing; and Patrick White for a series about life in Nunavut.
- Graeme Smith, in international reporting, for coverage of the conflict in Libya.
- Middle-East correspondent Patrick Martin and Toronto-based staff for a multimedia feature examination of the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
- Vancouver-based John Lehmann, in news feature photography, for a series of photos of aboriginal youth and police on a canoe journey together.
- Carolyn Abraham, in explanatory work, for a feature about sperm-count research.
- Education reporter Kate Hammer, in short features, for a story about a kindergarten class in a seniors’ home.
- European business columnist Eric Reguly.
- Johanna Schneller, in arts and entertainment, for articles about the roles women are portraying in film.
- A team of six Globe reporters who reported the Claresholm highway murder-suicide in Alberta.
- Rafal Gerszak, in feature photography, for a photo of a former soldier diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Cartoonist Brian Gable, with the 12th nomination of his career.