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‘Globe and Mail’ leads National Newspaper Awards with 19 nominations

The 67th National Newspaper Awards (NNA) nominees have been announced and The Globe and Mail leads with 19 nominations, followed by Montreal’s La Presse (7), Toronto Star (6), Winnipeg Free Press (5) and the Ottawa Citizen (4).

Other organizations with multiple nominations include the Canadian Press with three, and the Brandon Sun, Hamilton Spectator, Montreal Gazette, National Post, Reuters and the Saskatoon StarPhoenix with two each.

Ten other organizations received one nomination each.

The NNA is open to daily newspapers and online news sites approved for entry by the NNA Board of Governors. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Edmonton on Friday, May 27. Winners will receive cheques for $1,000 and a certificate of award. Other finalists receive citations of merit.

Here is the full list of National Newspaper Award nominees:

Arts and Entertainment

  • Simon Houpt, The Globe and Mail, for his coverage of English-language Canadian films, Canadian TV and CBC Radio’s “Q”
  • Kevin Prokosh, Winnipeg Free Press, for coverage of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre
  • Greg McArthur, Kate Taylor and Jacquie McNish of The Globe and Mail, for their coverage of philanthropic donations to the Royal Ontario Museum

Beat Reporting

  • Ivan Semeniuk, The Globe and Mail, for coverage of science
  • David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen, for coverage of the military
  • Kathryn Blaze Baum, The Globe and Mail, for coverage of indigenous communities

Breaking News

  • Ottawa Citizen team for coverage of an Ottawa Valley triple slaying
  • Globe and Mail team for coverage of the attack on Charlie Hebdo
  • Calgary Herald team for coverage of an Amber Alert for a missing toddler


  • Claudia Cattaneo, National Post, for stories behind the Canadian energy sector’s sudden change in fortune and how it coped
  • Jacquie McNish and Niall McGee, The Globe and Mail, for a look into the investigation of allegations in the online gambling industry
  • Tim Kiladze and Janet McFarland, The Globe and Mail, for coverage of how soaring executive compensation has distorted the business landscape


  • François Cardinal, La Presse, for columns on elders in the suburbs, private vs. public schooling and the closing of a video store
  • Melissa Martin, Winnipeg Free Press, for columns on the city’s public transit system and Winnipeg’s reputation
  • Michelle Hauser, Kingston Whig-Standard, for columns on sex education and the elderly

Editorial Cartooning

  • Michael de Adder, Halifax Chronicle-Herald/Brunswick News
  • Bruce MacKinnon, Halifax Chronicle-Herald
  • André-Philippe Côté, Le Soleil


  • Paul Journet, La Presse
  • John Roe, Waterloo Region Record
  • Kate Heartfield, Ottawa Citizen
  • Neil Godbout, Prince George Citizen

Explanatory Work

  • Philippe Mercure, La Presse, for his series on the centennial of the theory of relativity
  • Jon Wells, Hamilton Spectator, for looking inside McMaster University’s anatomy lab
  • Mary Agnes Welch, Winnipeg Free Press, for her analysis of the crisis in Manitoba’s child-welfare system

Feature Photo

  • Tim Smith, Brandon Sun, for a photo of a solitary skater on the perfect ice of Clear Lake
  • John Rennison, Hamilton Spectator, for capturing boy soldiers falling in behind participants in a battle re-enactment
  • Mark Blinch, Reuters, for an image of joggers in extreme temperatures on Toronto’s Humber Bay Bridge


  • Mark MacKinnon, Globe and Mail, for coverage of two deadly terrorist attacks in Paris
  • Michèle Ouimet and Édouard Plante-Fréchette, La Presse, for coverage of the winners and losers in the refugee lottery for a new life in Canada
  • Joanna Slater, The Globe and Mail, for coverage of the refugee crisis in Europe


  • Gabrielle Duchaine, Caroline Touzin and Olivier Jean, La Presse, for an examination of coroners’ reports into the violent death of minors in First Nations communities
  • Renata D’Aliesio, The Globe and Mail, for her 18-month quest to unravel the spike in suicides among veterans who served in Afghanistan
  • Jayme Poisson and Jesse McLean, Toronto Star, for a look into how an alarming number of police officers in the Toronto area are seemingly out of control

Local Reporting

  • Ian Hitchen, Brandon Sun, for coverage of how the child-welfare system leaves young girls at risk of substance abuse and sexual exploitation
  • Karissa Donkin and Adam Huras, New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal, for a two-year Access to Information battle over daycare inspection reports
  • Laura Cudworth, Stratford Beacon Herald, for coverage of a teacher denied time off to accompany his 90-year-old father to the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands

Long Feature

  • Sierra Skye Gemma, The Globe and Mail, for a story on pornography and healthy attitudes toward sex and love
  • Alexandra Kimball, The Globe and Mail, for a story on miscarriage in utero, withdrawal from the world, marital strain, psychological turmoil and personal growth
  • Katie Daubs, Toronto Star, for the story of Beatrice White, the teenager who in 1912 used funnel traps baited with liver to kill a staggering 543,360 flies

News Feature Photo

  • Chad Hipolito, Canadian Press, for capturing a whale boat in the process of sinking; six died in the tragedy
  • Justin Tang, Canadian Press, for his photo of Justin Trudeau embracing his mother on election night
  • Ivanoh Demers, La Presse, for a picture showing the eyes of a convicted murderer

News Photo

  • Jim Young, Reuters, for a picture of Justin Trudeau reaching down to his mother following his election victory
  • Dave Chidley, Canadian Press, for a photo of a protester engulfed in flames after attempting to pour gas on a fire
  • Mark Blinch, The Globe and Mail, for capturing a taxi driver hanging onto a moving car during a protest against Uber


  • Adrian Morrow, The Globe and Mail, for coverage of secret payments to the Ontario Secondary Schools Teachers’ Federation by the provincial Liberal government
  • Linda Gyulai, Montreal Gazette, for a seven-year Access to Information battle to expose corruption in Montreal’s municipal government
  • Don Butler, Ottawa Citizen, for coverage of the Harper government’s decision to build a monument to victims of Communism


  • Toronto Star team, for 2015 federal election tablet package
  • Dean Tweed, Mike Faille, National Post, for three infographic pages
  • Bryan Gee, Benjamin MacDonald, The Globe and Mail, for Globe Style portfolio

Project of the Year

  • Olivia Carville, Toronto Star, for reporting on human sex trafficking
  • Toronto Star team for a project on missing and murdered indigenous women and girls
  • The Globe and Mail team for a project on missing and murdered indigenous women and girls

Short Feature

  • Michèle Ouimet, La Presse, for a story on the end of a way of life in Newfoundland
  • Cathal Kelly, The Globe and Mail, for a story on the Toronto Blue Jays’ wild playoff ride
  • René Bruemmer, Montreal Gazette, for a story on outdoor skating rinks and climate change
  • Randy Turner, Winnipeg Free Press, for a story on hockey and one man’s dream


  • Grant Robertson, The Globe and Mail, for coverage of Cuban baseball players
  • Melissa Martin, Winnipeg Free Press, for a celebration of women in sports
  • Vicki Hall, John Kryk and Scott Stinson, Postmedia, for a series on concussions in sport
  • Kevin Mitchell, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, for a story on a football team dealing with tragedy

Sports Photo

  • Fred Lum, The Globe and Mail, for a shot of Jose Bautista’s bat flip, which sent the country into a delirium of delight
  • Steve Russell, Toronto Star, for a photo of a Canadian baseball player celebrating the 10th inning win over the U.S. in the Pan-Am Games
  • Gord Waldner, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, for a picture of a rider being rammed by a bull after he was bucked off

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