The Globe and Mail is among the list of finalists nominated at the 2015 Online Journalism Awards, hosted by the Online News Association. The international awards program recognizes excellence in digital journalism among major media organizations, nonprofit institutions, academic groups and emerging technology companies from around the globe. The competition includes a wide range of categories, including data journalism, digital storytelling, technical innovation, investigative journalism and more.
The Globe is nominated in the Breaking News (Large) category for its coverage of the shooting on Parliament Hill on October 22, 2014. The Canadian Press has also been nominated for its reporting on the Ottawa shootings in the Breaking News (Medium) category.
University of British Columbia professor Alfred Hermida, who has been nominated in the Online Commentary (Small) category for an op-ed he wrote about Ebola reporting on Twitter. Finally, a group of students from the Journalism Broadcast program at Sheridan College have been nominated in the Student Projects (Large) category for a multimedia initiative titled #WHATARETHECHANCES.
The winners will be announced at the 2015 ONA Conference and Online Journalism Awards Banquet on Saturday, September 26, in Los Angeles.