Three members of CWA Canada have been nominated
for a National Newspaper Award for a second straight year.
Union members who work at an assortment of news operations
have received nominations in the 60th annual competition
for works that appeared in 2008. Winners, who will be announced
at an awards ceremony on Friday in Montreal, receive cheques
Jim Bronskill and Sue Bailey of The Canadian
Press (Ottawa) have been nominated for a second straight
year in Investigations. The Canadian Media Guild (CMG) members
took an in-depth look, along with the CBC, at the increasing
use of tasers by police forces.
Linda Gyulai, of The
Gazette in Montreal, has her second
straight nomination. The member of the Montreal Newspaper
Guild (MNG) gets the nod this year in the Short Features
category for an amusing story on road cones.
Another MNG member, Red Fisher, is nominated in the Sports
category for a critical feature on former Canadiens goaltender
Patrick Roy who had his number retired by the Canadiens.
The Ottawa Newspaper Guild, which represents employees of
The Ottawa Citizen, has four members up for recognition:
David Pugliese is nominated in the Investigations category
for insight into a helicopter crash that killed three and
injured four others; Andrew Duffy, in Long Features, for
a story of a sad one-sided love affair between a disabled
man and a female swindler; Andrea Sirman and Vito Pilieci,
who were part of the team that produced a Multimedia Feature
marking the 70th anniversary of Superman's debut.
A team of about a dozen reporters, photographers and editors
at the North Bay Nugget is nominated in the Local Reporting
category for coverage of an e-coli outbreak at a local hamburger
fast food outlet. The reporters and photographers are members
of the North Bay Newspaper Guild.
Rob Shaw, a member of the Victoria-Vancouver Island Newspaper
Guild, is nominated in the Beat Reporting category for his
coverage of policing issues for the Victoria
Other members of the Canadian Media Guild who are nominees
News Feature Photography: Chris Wattie of Reuters (Ottawa)
for a photo of former Liberal leader Stéphane Dion
staring at Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Breaking News: Chris Morris of The Canadian Press (Fredericton)
for stories of a New Brunswick minibus crash that killed
seven high school basketball players.
Politics: Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press (Toronto), for
stories about the listeriosis crisis.