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Goff Penny Awards – Winners 2020

News Media Canada is pleased to announce that journalists Marissa Lentz and Victoria Gibson have been selected as the two recipients of the 30th annual Hon. Edward Goff Penny Memorial Prizes for Young Canadian Journalists for their work published in 2020.

For a list of previous winners, click here.

For more information, contact us at goffpenny@newsmediacanada.ca.

Small Market Newspaper category (circulation 25,000 and under):

Marissa Lentz, Reporter, The Peterborough Examiner, Peterborough, ON

Prior to starting her role as a reporter with Kawartha Lakes This Week, Marissa Lentz graduated from Ryerson University’s journalism program with a minor in sociology in 2020. Shortly after graduating, she obtained a position as an Local Journalism Reporter with The Peterborough Examiner. Some of her articles can be found in The Toronto Star, Global News, and CP24.

Click the links below to view Marissa Lentz’s entry submissions:

Large Market Newspaper category (circulation over 25,000):

Victoria Gibson, Reporter, Toronto Star, Toronto, ON

Victoria Gibson is a reporter at the Toronto Star, where she covers affordable and precarious housing in the Greater Toronto Area – a beat that includes coverage of homelessness and the shelter system. She has previously reported for iPolitics’ Queen’s Park bureau, the Globe and Mail’s national and business teams, and for the Kingston Whig Standard, after catching the newspaper bug at The Queen’s Journal. She has been nominated for an Ontario Newspaper Award and, with a newsroom team, for a National Newspaper Award and an Online Journalism Award. This is her second Goff Penny Award, having also won for her work in 2018.

Click the links below to view Victoria Gibson’s entry submissions: