The winners were as diverse as the tale of a former Canadian adult entertainment star making it big in Bollywood, an account of a power struggle at a railway company, and an image of a tender moment at a palliative-care hospice.
On Friday night, The Globe and Mail was honoured for these, and for columns on international affairs, at the National Newspaper Awards, considered the industry’s top prize. The Globe took four awards, tying with Montreal’s La Presse and the Toronto Star for top honours.
“The awards are a tribute to outstanding journalism right across the country and the industry,” editor-in-chief John Stackhouse said. “For The Globe, we’re proud of all our nominees and what their work says about the breadth and quality of Globe journalism. We’re especially honoured that the judges recognized our strengths in business, international affairs, photography and the arts.”
The Canadian Press was the only other media outlet to win multiple awards at the gala in Ottawa.
The Globe’s Stephanie Nolen, who was recently named the paper’s new correspondent for Latin America, won her seventh NNA, while The Globe’s Doug Saunders brought his tally to five.
The Barrie Examiner, the Edmonton Journal, the National Post, the Ottawa Citizen, Postmedia News, the St. John’s Telegram, the Waterloo Region Record and the Winnipeg Free Press also won awards.
The Globe led all Canadian newspapers heading into the awards with 15 nominations, including multiple nods for business, sports and arts coverage.
The Globe winners:
Feature Photography Peter Power won for a photo of a woman at a palliative-care facility embracing a social worker during the final hours of her mother’s life.
Business Jacquie McNish, Brent Jang and Sean Silcoff won for stories about a power struggle at Canadian Pacific Railway.
Arts and Entertainment Ms. Nolen was honoured for a story about a Canadian adult entertainment star’s success in India’s film industry.
Columns Mr. Saunders won for his regular Globe column on international affairs.