TORONTO – The Globe and Mail has received the most nominations for the 2015 National Newspaper Awards, with 19 entries on the list of finalists.
Montreal’s La Presse was next with seven, the Toronto Star got six, the Winnipeg Free Press received five, and the Ottawa Citizen nabbed four.
The Canadian Press picked up three nods, while and the Brandon Sun, Hamilton Spectator, Montreal Gazette, National Post, Reuters and the Saskatoon StarPhoenix landed two apiece.
Ten other organizations each got one nomination.
In all, the NNA Awards office announced 66 nominations in 21 categories, selected from 1,100 entries for work published in 2015.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Edmonton on May 27. Winners will receive $1,000.
Here are the nominees:
Arts and Entertainment: Simon Houpt, 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, Globe and Mail, for coverage of science; David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen, for coverage of the military; Katherine Blaze Baum, 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.
Business: 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, Globe and Mail, for a look into the investigation of allegations in the online gambling industry; Tim Kiladze and Janet McFarland, Globe and Mail, for coverage of how soaring executive compensation has distorted the business landscape.
Columns: 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; Andre-Philippe Cote, Le Soleil.
Editorials: 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.
International: Mark MacKinnon, Globe and Mail, for coverage of two deadly terrorist attacks in Paris; Michele Ouimet and Edouard Plante-Frechette, La Presse, for coverage of the winners and losers in the refugee lottery for a new life in Canada; Joanna Slater, Globe and Mail, for coverage of the refugee crisis in Europe.
Investigations: 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, 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, Globe and Mail, for a story on pornography and healthy attitudes toward sex and love; Alexandra Kimball, 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, The Canadian Press, for capturing a whale boat in the process of sinking; six died in the tragedy; Justin Tang, The Canadian Press, for his photo of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau embracing his mother on election night; Ivanoh Demers, Montreal La Presse, for a picture showing the eyes of a convicted murderer.
News Photo: Jim Young, Reuters, for a picture of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reaching down to his mother following his election victory; Dave Chidley, The Canadian Press, for a photo of a protester engulfed in flames after attempting to pour gas on a fire; Mark Blinch, Globe and Mail, for capturing a taxi driver hanging onto a moving car during a protest against Uber.
Politics: Adrian Morrow, 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.
Presentation: Toronto Star team, for 2015 federal election tablet package; Dean Tweed, Mike Faille, National Post, for three infographic pages; Bryan Gee, Benjamin MacDonald, 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; Globe and Mail team for a project on missing and murdered indigenous women and girls.
Short Feature: Michele Ouimet, La Presse, for a story on the end of a way of life in Newfoundland; Cathal Kelly, Globe and Mail, for a story on the Toronto Blue Jays’ wild playoff ride; Rene 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.
Sports: Grant Robertson, 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, 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.