Presented by the Online News Association, the awards honour excellence in online journalism.

By H.G. Watson, Associate Editor

One Canadian newspaper and two Canadian journalism schools are represented among the nominees for the 2016 Online Journalism Awards.

Presented by the Online News Association, the awards honour excellence in online journalism.

Three of the four nominated projects tell Indigenous peoples’ stories.

The Globe and Mail was nominated in the Topical Reporting category for its feature story ‘Missing and Murdered,’ about how five Indigenous women became targets of serial killers.

This is a Canadian Issue,’ a project by a Masters of Journalism class at Ryerson, was nominated for the The David Teeuwen Student Journalism Award. The project is a microsite dedicated to telling a wide variety of stories about Indigenous people, from the revitalization of Indigenous languages to an interactive story on the importance of reclaiming traditional naming practices.

All My Intimate Relations: Stories of Indigenous Sexuality,” was produced by 14 UBC students and supervised by CBC-TV journalist Duncan McCue and professor Kathryn Gretsinger. It was also nominated for the The David Teeuwen Student Journalism Award.

UBC’s ‘Out of the Shadows,’ which looks at how four different countries treat mental health diseases, was nominated for the Pro-Am Student Award.

Winners will be announced on Sept. 17 at the ONA Conference in Denver.

To view the complete list of nominees, click here.