You nominated 28 newspersons from across the country – from both the mainstream media and community news alike. While our panel of judges review the nominations to decide on this year’s winner, Rhiannon Russell and Belinda Alzner have rounded up the stories, coverage and impact that was given as reason for each nomination in a highlight reel of Canadian journalism in 2011.

 

We called for nominees and you answered, giving us a list of 28 journalists from across the country that you deemed worthy of the J-Source Canadian Newsperson of the Year award. From in-depth local news stories, to start-up successes, to renowned data journalism projects, these nominees represent a highlight reel of Canadian journalism for 2011.

While our panel of judges review the nominations to decide this year’s winner, we have rounded up the stories, coverage and impact that was given as reason for each nomination.

Click on each name for a sample of the work they were nominated for:

James Baxter (iPolitics)

Murray Brewster (Canadian Press)

Steve Buist (The Hamilton Spectator)

Liam Casey (Toronto Star)

Wilf Dinnick (OpenFile)

Kevin Donovan (Toronto Star)

Pat Healey (The Laker/Enfield Weekly Press)

Sean Holman (formerly Public Eye)

Bethany Horne (OpenFile)

Andrea Houston (Xtra)

Kenneth Jackson (Freelance/APTN)

Lindsay Kines (Victoria Times Colonist)

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Gretchen King (CKUT-FM, Montreal)

Anne Kingston (Maclean's)

Andrew Lundy (Global News)

Duncan McCue (CBC News)

Andrew Nikiforuk (The Tyee)

Barb Pacholik (Regina Leader-Post)

Steve Paikin (TVO)

Tim Petruk (Kamloops This Week)

Jana Pruden (Edmonton Journal)

Michelle Shephard (Toronto Star)

Craig Silverman (Regret the Error)

Chad Skelton (Vancouver Sun)

Joanna Smith (Toronto Star)

David Tait (Carleton University)

Jayson Taylor (The Chronicle Herald)

Frieda Werden (WINGS)