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Goff Penny Awards – Winners 2019

JUNE 1, 2020

News Media Canada is pleased to announce that Nick Dunne of the Standard-Freeholder, Cornwall, ON, and Zak Vescera of the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, SK, have been named the winners of the 29th annual Hon. Edward Goff Penny Memorial Prizes for Young Canadian Journalists for their work published in 2019.

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):

Nick Dunne, Reporter, Standard-Freeholder, Cornwall, ON

Nick Dunne is an Ottawa-born journalist for TVO covering current affairs in northeastern Ontario. He previously worked as a reporter at the Standard-Freeholder in Cornwall, ON, and has freelanced for VICE, Deadspin, The Outline and Maisonneuve, among others.

Click the links below to view Nick Dunne’s entry submissions:


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

Zak Vescera, Reporter, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, SK

Zak Vescera is a reporter at the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, where he currently covers health care. He has previously worked for The Vancouver Sun, The Province and The Ubyssey, the official student newspaper of the University of British Columbia. He is passionate about reporting on mental health and addictions.

Click the links below to view Zak Vescera’s entry submissions: