The Globe and Mail wins Eight National Newspaper Awards
Stephanie Nolen, Grant Robertson and Mark MacKinnon pick up two awards each
TORONTO - The Globe and Mail has been lauded with eight 2011 National Newspaper Awards, earning more awards than any other newspaper. The Globe's wins came in the categories of business, arts and entertainment, sports, international reporting, breaking news, explanatory work and politics.
The annual awards, considered to be among the top honours for Canadian journalism, were announced at a gala ceremony held this evening in Toronto. Among the winners, Stephanie Nolen, Grant Robertson and Mark MacKinnon each picked up two awards. The Globe and Mail led all newspapers with 24 nominations in 15 categories. With this year's awards, The Globe has won a total of 138 National Newspaper Awards - more than any other Canadian newspaper.
The National Newspaper Awards are judged by a panel that includes former and retired newspaper journalists and editors, freelancers, academics, business leaders and representatives from sports, governments, and others.
"We're proud of all our nominees. Their array of work should be proof positive that newspaper journalism is as good as it's ever been -- from courageous overseas reporting and investigative digging to critical commentary, long-form writing and stunning visual journalism," said John Stackhouse, Editor-in-Chief, The Globe and Mail. "If anything, I hope the awards reflect the value that our readers, advertisers and owners place in original journalism."
Earlier this month, The Globe and Mail introduced the first eBook to subscribers. Our Nation's Finest, a collection of The Globe's 24 nominees for 2011 National Newspaper Awards is now available for download at globeandmail.com/ebook.
The Globe and Mail's 2011 National Newspaper Award winners are:
Grant Robertson - Explanatory Work: For the story behind Canada's currency overhaul;
Daniel Leblanc - Politics: for coverage of corruption and political collusion in the Quebec construction industry
Andy Hoffman and Mark MacKinnon - Business: for a series on Sino-Forest Corp
Stephanie Nolen - Arts and Entertainment: for features on Deepa Mehta and her challenges of making a movie of Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children;
Grant Robertson - Sports: for a feature on a 13-year-old Formula One driving prodigy from Montreal;
Stephanie Nolen - International Reporting: for a portrait of young girls attending a ground-breaking school run by a quietly radical nun;
Patrick White - Long Features: for an anniversary piece on the founding of Nunavut;
Mark MacKinnon - Breaking News: for coverage of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.