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TC Media newspapers recognized by Atlantic Journalism Awards

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HALIFAX – Coverage of a double murder, gripping shots from a fire and a look at small moments that change our lives were among TC Media stories to get nominations for Atlantic Journalism Awards.

TC Media’s news team, from its weekly and daily newspapers across Atlantic Canada, received a nomination under the Best Multimedia Feature for a joint project called A Week That Changed Our World, a series of short stories told in paper and online about moments in time that change people’s lives, which included work from reporter Ryan Cooke.

Two photographers and a columnist from The Telegram in St. John’s, NL, have been nominated for four Atlantic Journalism Awards.

Photographers Joe Gibbons and Keith Gosse are both nominated in the category of Photojournalism Spot News: Newspaper, Gibbons for a photo titled “Empire Fire Scream” and Gosse for “Seniors Building Fire.”

Gosse has also been nominated for his photo “Cooling Off” in the Photojournalism Feature: Newspaper category.

Russell Wangersky has been nominated in the Commentary: Any Medium category for his column “A Tragic Case.”

The Guardian in Charlottetown also picked up multiple nominations. The team of Steve Sharratt, Jocelyne Lloyd and Nigel Armstrong received the nod in the Online News Reporting category for their work in coverage of the double homicide.

Teresa Wright, Mitch MacDonald, Brian McInnis and Nigel Armstrong were nominated under the Breaking/Spot News Reporting for print and online for their joint coverage of three teens killed in a fire.

Summerside’s Journal Pioneer cartoonist Wayne Wright was nominated for his work in the Editorial Cartooning category.

TC Atlantic’s news team, from its weekly and daily newspapers across Atlantic Canada, also received a nomination under the Best Multimedia Feature for a joint project called A Week That Changed Our World, a series of short stories told in paper and online about moments in time that change people’s lives.

“I’m proud of these nominations – as I am of the journalism our remarkable writers, photographers and editors produce every day,” says TC Media’s content director Thane Burnett.

“What I believe this work represents, is what we’ve tried hard over this past year to focus on — being on the front-lines for breaking stories but also to find the human and beating heart behind every event, announcement and change in our areas.

“We write the stories of our neighbours. These nominations capture the weight of that. And I’m thankful for it.”

The nominations were announced March 31. The awards will be presented in a gala on May 9 in Halifax.

 

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