The Edmonton Journal has won four awards at the Society for Features Journalism 25th annual Excellence in Feature Writing Contest. 

Marty Klinkenberg won two second place awards. In the general feature category, he placed second for an article on students in Eaglesham spending a night in the trenches to honour the sacrifice of Canadian soldiers and in the integrated storytelling category, he won for an article on a dedicated group of entrepreneurs who succeeded in keeping the Battle River Railway in eastern Alberta running. Sandra Sperounes won second place for arts and entertainment writing for an article on why fans pay big bucks for backstage access to stars. Liz Nicholls received an honourable mention in the same category for a piece on Teatro La Quindicina’s 30th anniversary.


The winners will receive their awards at a conference at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla. in October.

Tamara Baluja is an award-winning journalist with CBC Vancouver and the 2018 Michener-Deacon fellow for journalism education. She was the associate editor for J-Source from 2013-2014.