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Globe tops 2012 newspaper award nominations with 15

Basia Hoffman hugs Kensington Hospice social worker Maxxine Rattner during a visit with her mother, Andree Hoffman, during her stay at Kensington Hospice in Toronto on Feb. 8, 2012. Globe photographer Peter Power was recognized with a National Newspaper Awards nomination for this photo.

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The Globe and Mail leads Canadian newspapers with 15 nominations for the National Newspaper Awards for 2012, including multiple nods for business, sports and arts coverage.

The shortlist of finalists, announced Wednesday, also includes a dozen nominations for La Presse and nine for The Toronto Star.

The awards are to be announced on May 3 at a ceremony in Ottawa.

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"These nominations are a wonderful recognition of our journalism on so many fronts – from war zones and boardroom battles to hockey rinks and theatres," said John Stackhouse, editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail.

"Despite our industry's economic challenges, we will continue to invest in this sort of journalism, as well as emerging forms of storytelling, from video to interactive media, that is celebrated in these nominations."

The Globe dominated the business category, with teams of journalists taking all three nominations. The paper received two nods each for sports and arts and entertainment.

Editorial cartoonist Brian Gable was nominated for the thirteenth time, and has won the editorial cartooning category six times.

Stephanie Nolen, the paper's New Delhi bureau chief, received her twelfth nomination for a story on a Canadian adult entertainment star's success in Bollywood. She has previously won six NNAs.

Doug Saunders, a columnist and The Globe's digital comment editor, was nominated for columns, his sixth NNA nomination. He has won four of the awards.

Here are the other Globe nominations:

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  • A team of journalists was nominated in the multimedia features category for an examination of post-secondary education in Canada.
  • Ian Brown received a nod for explanatory journalism for a story on forgiveness.
  • Erin Anderssen was recognized for a short feature story on a woman honouring her late father.
  • In the business category, the journalists who were nominated are: Grant Robertson, Tara Perkins and Richard Blackwell for stories on a looming downturn in Canada’s housing market; Jacquie McNish, Brent Jang and Sean Silcoff for stories of the power struggle at Canadian Pacific Railway; Mark MacKinnon and Andy Hoffman for a story on the reactions by Chinese authorities over critics who use short selling to discredit Chinese companies and benefit financially.
  • In arts, Ms. Nolen is joined by J. Kelly Nestruck, who is nominated for stories that included strategies for survival by theatre companies.
  • David Ebner was nominated in sports for profiles of football coaches, including Don Matthews, and Roy MacGregor for several stories, including on bodychecking among children.
  • Photographer Peter Power was recognized for a feature photo of a woman at a palliative care hospice.
  • South African bureau chief Geoffrey York was nominated for a story on children working in mines in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • The Globe also got a nod for project of the year for a look at immigration policy.
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