Globe and Mail wins Online Journalism Award for breaking news reporting

The Globe and Mail took home top prize in the Breaking News category at this year’s Online Journalism Awards. The Globe earned first place for its coverage of the shooting at the National War Memorial on Parliament Hill on October 22, 2014. Launched in 2000, the awards are administered by the Online News Association annually to recognize excellence in digital journalism.

The Globe was also nominated as a finalist in the Explanatory Reporting category for Saving Cyla, a multimedia feature about an operation to remove a brain tumour from 19-year old Cyla Daniels; and in the Feature category for Kim’s Choice, a seven-part series about a woman with Huntington’s disease who chooses to starve herself to death.

Other Canadian finalists at this years Online Journalism Awards were: The Canadian Press, Alfred Hermida from the University of British Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, and a group of students from Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario.

For a complete list of all the winners, visit