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King’s alumni, faculty and students honoured at recent awards ceremonies for their story-telling

King’s alumni, faculty and students honoured at recent awards ceremonies for their story-telling

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King’s alumni, faculty and students were acknowledged at several awards ceremonies this spring, including the 2018 Canadian Association of Journalism Awards, the Atlantic Journalism Awards, the Atlantic Book Awards and the National Newspaper Awards. Read the complete list of winners below. Congratulations to all!

Canadian Association of Journalists Awards

The 2018 Canadian Association of Journalists Awards were awarded May 6, recognizing outstanding investigative journalism. Melissa Mancini, MJ’13, Valerie Ouellet, MJ’15, summer data school alum Katie Pederson and King’s journalism instructor David McKie were part of a team that won the Data Journalism Award for their article “Crying Out for Care,” an exposé through CBC Marketplace exposing the rise of abuse in Ontario long term care homes. Jessica Rubinger, BJ’93, and her team took home the CWA Canada/CAJ Award for Labour Reporting for their piece, “How a Haitian asylum seeker was swept up in a shadowy industry of temp agency work.” Catou MacKinnon, BJ’98, won the APTN/CAJ Reconciliation Award, which “recognize[s] exemplary journalism that educates and informs Canadians about Indigenous experiences.”

Atlantic Journalism Awards

The Atlantic Journalism Awards (AJAs) announced their gold and silver awards for the 2018 year. Among the gold winners was King’s journalism professor Stephen Kimber, who won gold twice, once for his magazine article “Scents and Sensibility“, a feature on King’s alumna Barb Stegemann, BA’91, BJ’99, and her entrepreneurial endeavours, particularly in relation to her work in perfuming and her relationship with Trevor Greene, BJ(Hons)’88, DCL’09, who was injured during his deployment to Afghanistan.

Trina Roache, BJ’00, also took home two gold prizes. Trina works for the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, and her winning documentary History Decolonized focused on the removal of the Cornwallis Statue and the voices of those fighting for justice.

The final AJA gold went to King’s journalism students who won Best Student Journalism for “Terms of Service,” a piece on privacy issues that arise through social media giants like Facebook and the people fighting back through lawsuits.

Silver medallists included:

  • Richard Woodbury, BJ’08
  • Jenn Thornhill Verma BJ(Hons)’02, MFA’19
  • Elizabeth McMillan, BJ’09
  • Mike Landry, BJ(Hons)’07
  • Vanessa Blanch, BJ’00
  • Jack Julian, BA(Hons)’94 BJ’98
  • Joan Baxter, BJ’82
  • Ashley Fitzpatrick, BJ’08
  • Moira Donovan, BA(Hons)’10
  • Kerry Campbell, BJ’05
  • Lezlie Lowe BA(Hons)’96, MFA’16

Atlantic Book Awards

Five King’s alumni were recently nominated for the Atlantic Book Awards: Lezlie Lowe, BA(Hons)’96, MFA’16; R.C. Shaw, MFA’17; Suzanne Stewart, MFA’16; and Johanna Skibsrud, FYP’98. The awards were handed out on June 6 and Shauntay Grant’s, BJ’03, book Africville won the Lillian Shepherd Memorial Award for Excellence in Illustration.

National Newspaper Awards

Two King’s alumni were also recently honoured at the National Newspaper Awards on Friday, May 3. Stephanie Nolen, BJ(Hons)’93, DCL’09, was named a finalist for the Norman Webster Award for International Reporting, for her work as the Globe and Mail’s Latin America Bureau Chief covering Brazil’s environmental challenges and political developments. Katie May, BJ(Hons)’09, was part of the team at the Winnipeg Free Press nominated for Project of the Year for their work “Ice Storm: Manitoba’s Meth Crisis.”

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!


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