Union members snag 9 nominations
Members of CWA Canada have garnered nine
nominations for National Newspaper Awards that will be handed
out at a ceremony in Toronto on May 14.
Bruno Schlumberger of The
Ottawa Citizen has two nominations: in News
Feature Photography for
a shot of an 85-year-old war veteran in the late afternoon
light at a war memorial ceremony; and in Feature
Photo for a picture of a homeless man hunkering down as snow piles
up around him.
Also with two nominations is Rob
Tripp of the Kingston Whig-Standard:
In Local Reporting with colleague Paul
Schliesmann, for stories
of the mysterious death of four Montreal women in an alleged
honour killing; and in Beats (crime-justice coverage).
Rachelle Labrecque, of the Sault
Ste. Marie Star, is nominated in Feature
Photography for a picture of a tiny six-year-old child with primordial
dwarfism and her mother.
Two union members are nominated in
the Arts and Entertainment category: Nick
Patch, The Canadian
Press, for columns on MuchMusic’s anniversary, Randy Bachman’s response
to the death of Les Paul and musician Rob Mailhouse’s
trials with famous actors; and Kate
Wallace, New Brunswick
Telegraph-Journal, for a profile of Saint John revered artist
The Canadian Press also picked up a nomination in the Multimedia
Feature category for its presentation on the impact of nanotechnology
There were 1,301 entries from 20
news organizations in this year’s competition for
works that appeared in 2009.
Winners will receive cheques for $1,000 and a certificate
of award. Runners-up receive citations of merit.