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Goff Penny Awards – Winners 2022

News Media Canada is pleased to announce that Julia-Simone Rutgers has been selected as the recipient of the 32nd annual Hon. Edward Goff Penny Memorial Prizes for Young Canadian Journalists for their work published in 2022.

For a list of previous winners, click here.

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

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

Julia-Simone Rutgers, reporter, The Winnipeg Free Press/The Narwhal, Winnipeg, MB

Julia-Simone Rutgers is Manitoba’s first dedicated climate reporter, covering environmental issues across the prairie province through a unique partnership between the Winnipeg Free Press and The Narwhal.

Before taking on this new collaboration, Rutgers was a general assignment reporter with the Free Press and Star Metro Halifax, served as the first-ever writer in residence at the Walrus magazine and collected bylines in the Globe and Mail, the Coast, and the Discourse.

Though she has lived on both coasts, she grew up in Calgary and feels at most at home lounging on riverbanks under the wide-open prairie skies. In her spare time, she dabbles in music-making, visual art curation, writing poetry and exploring the forests, fields, lakes, and rivers the province has to offer.

Click the links below to view Julia-Simone’s entry submissions:

Hung out to dry

‘Zombie deer’ in crosshairs

Potholes take their toll

Full charge ahead