Best News Coverage: National & International, Top 5 Finalists

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The news never sleeps, and reporting from 2016 was no exception. The jury for Best News Coverage: National & International has nominated 5 outstanding pieces, with topics ranging from the B.C. real estate market, Fort McMurray wildfires and how the RCMP intercepted encrypted BlackBerry messages. Also, reporting on the national fentanyl crisis and marijuana legalization.

Following last year’s inaugural Digital Publishing Awards, the Best News Coverage award was split into two divisions: Local & Provincial and National & International.

The award honours in journalism, including insightful analysis and compelling narrative. This award will go to the digital publication that best serves its audience through timely, original reporting on a single topic or event. We’re pleased to share with you this year’s nominees:

B.C. Real Estate
The Globe and Mail

546
Kathy Tomlinson, Reporter
Dennis Choquette, Editor
Murat Yukselir, Digital Designer

Exclusive: How Canadian Police Intercept and Read Encrypted
BlackBerry Messages
VICE

536
Jordan Pearson and Justin Ling, Writers
Kate Lunau, Editor
VICE Media Canada, Digital Developer

Fentanyl Crisis
The Globe and Mail

499
Karen Howlett, Justin Giovanetti, Nathan VanderKlippe, Les
Perreaux and Andrea Woo, Reporters
Wendy Cox, Chris Wilson-Smith and Laura Blenkinsop, Editors
Michael Pereira, Digital Designer & Developer
Melissa Tait, Video
Trish McAlaster, Graphics

Fort McMurray fire coverage
Global News

586
Kerry Powell, Editor
Erika Tucker, Digital Developer
Contributors: Emily Mertz, Phil Heidenreich, Caley Ramsay, Karen Bartko,
Erika Tucker, Kerry Powell, Deb Zinck, Patrick Cain, Global Edmonton
team, Global Calgary team, Global Lethbridge team, Global News
National Online team and the Global News Online Video team

What’s in your weed?
The Globe and Mail

493Grant Robertson and Greg McArthur, Reporters
Dennis Choquette and Laura Blenkinsop, Editors
Christopher Manza, Digital Designer & Developer


The winners of the Best News Coverage: National & International award will be announced at the Digital Publishing Awards Soirée on Thursday June 1, 2017 in Toronto. Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees!

Full list of 2017 nominees
Digital Publishing Awards Event Details
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