4 union members nominated
for B.C. journalism
Newspaper Guild | CWA Canada
Four members of CWA Canada have earned
their newspaper two nominations for Jack Webster Awards,
which honour journalistic excellence in British Columbia.
Louise Dickson, Lindsay Kines and Rob Shaw, reporters at
the Victoria Times Colonist, are finalists in the legal journalism
category for the series Access
Denied, about how arbitrary
decisions by court staff and high fees deny the public access
to court material it has a right to see.
Meet the HST, a series by reporter Andrew Duffy, earned
him the nod in the business, industry and economics category.
Editor in chief Lucinda Chodan says
it is a "great
honour to be nominated for a Webster award," named for
the legendary journalist. "The Access Denied series
resulted in sweeping changes in British Columbia, and Andrew
Duffy was the first journalist in B.C. to recognize how controversial
the HST would be here."
The Access Denied series earlier won the 2010 Justicia Award
for Excellence in Legal Journalism, sponsored by the Canadian
Bar Association and the Department of Justice.
Winners of the 2010 Webster Awards will be announced at
the 24th annual awards dinner on Nov. 1 in Vancouver.