Several News Media Canada members won coveted awards from the Canadian Association of Journalists for outstanding work in investigative journalism.
This included presenting the McGillivray Award to Tom Cardoso, whose Bias Behind Bars entry published in the Globe and Mail was chosen as the best from among the program’s seven investigative award-winners. His work looked into risk assessments used within Canada’s correctional system and how the data proves they are biased and support the continuation of systemic racism in our jails.
Earlier in the evening, Cardoso’s work had been named the recipient in the data journalism category.
Data journalism pioneers David McKie and Fred Vallance-Jones, who has overseen multiple editions of News Media Canada’s Freedom of Information Audit, were also honoured with the Charles Bury Award for their outstanding contributions to Canadian journalism.
Other winning submissions from News Media Canada members included:
- The Montreal Gazette’s Aaron Derfel for his story: Public health, police find bodies, feces at Dorval seniors’ residence: sources
- The Saskatoon StarPhoenix’s Bre McAdam and Matt Olson for their podcast She’s Gone
The full list of winners is available here.