Freelance journalist Paul Webster is the winner of the 2016 Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Investigative Reporting. Webster was recognized for his proposal to look into the policy and practices of prison healthcare, specifically the high rate of Hepatitis C among inmates.
The 2016 Michener-Deacon Fellowship for Journalism Education was awarded to Patti Sonntag, managing editor in the New York Times’ News Services division. She will be returning home to Montreal to teach a class on an investigation into resource extraction companies. This course aims to lay the foundation for a new data journalism certificate program at Concordia University.