Laura Stone is the winner of the Canadian Journalism Foundation’s Greg Clark Award for early-career journalists. The award offers working journalists a chance to spend a week gaining insight, gathering strategic information and meeting key decision-makers on a specific issue or beat. Stone proposed shadowing the RCMP’s National Division to learn about the nature of police work on sensitive cases — and the RCMP agreed.
Stone is currently a federal politics reporter for Globalnews.ca and has previously worked for the Vancouver Province, Postmedia News’ Parliamentary bureau and at the Calgary Herald, where she wrote a national series about women’s prisons as the inaugural winner of the Michelle Lang Fellowship.
She will be honoured at the CJF Awards to be held this year at The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto on June 3.