The top prize for online media went to Jon Milton, Erin Seatter and Ethan Cox for the Ricochet investigation Meet the Canadian soldiers behind a white supremacist military surplus store at the Canadian Association of Journalists awards gala in Winnipeg on May 4.
Ricochet's Fireforce Ventures series won last night at the Canadian Association of Journalists annual awards.
Congratulations to award-winning journalists Jon Milton, Erin Seatter and Ethan Cox!
Read all about it: https://t.co/pcWjLhWevl
— Ricochet Media (@ricochet_en) May 5, 2019
Announced during a ceremony hosted by Walking Eagle News’s Tim Fontaine at the CAJs annual conference, nods also went to Kyle Edwards, who was presented with the JHR/CAJ Emerging Indigenous Journalist Award, and David Common, Melissa Mancini, Katie Pedersen, Valerie Ouellet and David McKie for the CBC Marketplace investigation into resident abuse at nursing homes, “Crying out for Care.”
Congrats team @cbcmarketplace for this @caj data journalism win about the scope of abuse in long term care homes. Great photo of Melissa Mancini, Valerie Ouellet, Katie Pedersen, David Mckie and David common. Thanks @rosnerc for snapping the team. Thrilled!!!!! https://t.co/B9Y0Pe7q9J
— LitsaSourtzis (@LitsaSourtzis) May 5, 2019
The Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma also presented its 2018 Mindset Award for Workplace Mental Health Reporting during the CAJ gala, honouring Kevin Eastwood for his CBC Doc POV film “After the Sirens,” which explored paramedics’ experiences with PTSD.
The French version of the Mindset award, le prix En-Tête, was awarded to Le Soleil’s Mylène Moisan on Sunday at the Fédération professionnelle des journalistes du Québec’s Gala des grands prix de journalisme.
I am deeply honoured that #AfterTheSirens won the @mindset_guide Award for Workplace Mental Health Reporting tonight at the #CAJAwards. My thanks to all the #paramedics who shared their stories with me, #CBCDocsPOV and everyone who worked on or contributed to the film in any way. pic.twitter.com/vyYx9LOX1H
— Kevin Eastwood (@Kevin_Eastwood) May 5, 2019
The JHR/CAJ Award for Human Rights Reporting went to the CBC team that produced Beyond 94, a digital report card tracking progress and featuring news, personal stories and analysis related to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action.
CBC team wins human rights reporting award for Beyond 94 project https://t.co/D20gliuzS8
— CBC Indigenous (@CBCIndigenous) May 6, 2019
For the full list of CAJ award winners, visit their website here.