Finalists announced for the 71st National Newspaper Awards

Geoffrey York and Melissa Tait of the Globe and Mail lead the way in nominations for the 2019 National Newspaper Awards, with three each.

York, winner of two previous NNAs among six previous nominations, is a finalist in two categories this year. He is nominated twice for the Norman Webster Award for International Reporting, and is also a finalist (for a joint entry with two Globe and Mail colleagues) in the Business category.

Tait, a finalist in the 2018 competition, is nominated in three categories this year: Breaking News Photo, Breaking News (as part of a four-person Globe and Mail submission) and Explanatory Work (with Globe colleague Renata D’Aliesio).

The Globe and Mail has the most finalists with 19, including all three in the International category, two in the Politics category and two in the Explanatory Work category. Other organizations with multiple finalists are:

  • La Presse with 10 (including a joint submission with the Toronto Star)
  • The Toronto Star with seven (including the joint submission with La Presse)
  • The Ottawa Citizen and the London Free Press with four each
  • The Canadian Press and the Winnipeg Free Press with three each
  • The Calgary Herald, Le Devoir and the Halifax Chronicle Herald with two each

There are 63 finalists from 19 organizations in 21 categories. Finalists were selected by three-judge panels in each category from 774 entries submitted for work published in 2019.

To see all the finalists for this year’s competition, please click here.