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This article was published 05/05/2018 (1676 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
The Globe and Mail dominated the National Newspaper Awards in Toronto Friday evening, picking up six honours.
Twenty-one awards recognizing the best in Canadian journalism in 2017 were up for grabs.
The Winnipeg Free Press was nominated in three categories.
Columnist Melissa Martin, who won the National Newspaper Award for Columns in 2016, was a finalist in 2017. Her three submitted entries focus broadly on violence against women, with columns on the possible arrival of ride-hailing service giant Uber in Winnipeg and a deeply personal analysis of domestic violence allegations about Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew. Her third column focuses on an issue of international attention: ghastly accusations of sexual misconduct swirling about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
Columnist Doug Speirs and photojournalist Ruth Bonneville were finalists in the Project of the Year category for the series Class of 2017, which followed a group of graduating Glenlawn Collegiate students on their journey from kindergarten until Grade 12.
Photojournalist Mike Deal was a finalist in the Feature Photo category, for a shot of a 2017 Canada Summer Games volunteer sporting a baseball cap covered in collectible pins.
“I am extremely proud of our nominees and the recognition they’ve received here in Toronto. Their work was judged to be among the best in Canadian journalism, and I am delighted that we are able to share that quality of work and that commitment to our craft with our readers every single day,” said Free Press editor Paul Samyn.
The Globe won in six categories, including arts and entertainment reporting, beat reporting, and investigative reporting.
The Toronto Star and French-language online newspaper La Presse, which is based in Montreal, both picked up four awards.
The Star won in the business category for investigating the Panama Papers, which revealed the wealthy are using Canada as a tax haven.
The National Post won in the politics category for its coverage of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s secret trip to a private Caribbean island owned by the Aga Khan.
The Edmonton Journal, Halifax Chronicle-Herald, Vancouver Sun, Ottawa Citizen, Hamilton Spectator and St. Catharines Standard each picked up one award.
Updated on Friday, May 4, 2018 11:23 PM CDT: Adds photo
Updated on Saturday, May 5, 2018 12:59 AM CDT: Adds composite photo
Updated on Saturday, May 5, 2018 1:49 AM CDT: Adds more detail about and links to nominated articles.