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And the Winners Are…

The National Media Awards Foundation revealed the winners of the 2022 Digital Publishing Awards via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and e-newsletter on May 31, 2022. Gold winners in creator-focused categories received a $500 cash prize, in addition to their award.

If you are a Gold winner, please contact us with your mailing address in order to receive your cash prize and certificate. Certificates for Silver winners and Honourable Mention are available upon request. 

Highlights

Winners / Lauréats

Digital Publishing Leadership Award / Le Prix d’excellence pour le leadership

The National Media Awards Foundation was delighted to present Yannick Pinel with the Digital Publishing Leadership Award on May 4. This award celebrates a creator whose career contributions to Canadian digital publishing deserve formal recognition, and it is the Digital Publishing Awards’ highest individual distinction.

Every project from Yannick’s team is a success, from Empreintes to Mordu, through different and engaging storytelling. And if we can talk about success, it is because, as a manager, Yannick was able to encourage his staff and colleagues to surpass themselves, by sharing his expertise to benefit their creativity.

Émilie Larivée-Tourangeau,
Content Director
Digital Media, Radio-Canada

Emerging Excellence Award / Prix d’excellence : talent émergent

Gold

Michelle Gamage, The Tyee

The clarity of Michelle Gamage’s writing is a rare quality, and helps illustrate the thoroughness of her reporting. Her obvious care for her work and attention to detail make her a standout.

— DPA Jury

Honourable Mention

Alex Migdal, CBC Vancouver
Inori Roy, The Local


Best Column / Meilleure chronique

Gold

What’s Good
Refinery29 Canada
Kathleen Newman-Bremang
Contributor: Yaz Butcher, Art Director

Silver

Tanya Talaga
The Globe and Mail
Tanya Talaga

Honourable Mention

Max Fawcett
Canada’s National Observer
Max Fawcett

Sandy Garossino
Canada’s National Observer
Sandy Garossino

Queeries
CBC Arts
Peter Knegt
Contributor: Eleanor Knowles, editor

British Columbia’s pandemic response
CBC British Columbia
Justin McElroy

Paul Wells
Maclean’s
Paul Wells

Éditorial
Québec Science
Marie Lambert-Chan
Collaborateurs : Mélissa Guillemette, journaliste-réviseure ; Marine Corniou, journaliste-réviseure ; Sophie Cazanave, réviseure-correctrice

The Listener
The Sprawl
Sam Hester

Protest and Pleasure
Xtra Magazine
Chanelle Gallant
Contributors: Rachel Giese, editor; Gordon Bowness, editor; Allison Baker, copy editor and fact-checker; Paterson Hodgson, illustrator


Best Social Storytelling / Meilleur récit sur les médias sociaux

Gold

Couverture des élections fédérales 2021
Rad / Radio-Canada
Collaborateurs : Renée Joseph, Haroun Aramis, Nicolas Pham, Marie-Eve Maheu, Guillaume Lepage, Catherine Legault, Mathieu Papillon, Angie Landry, Olivier Arbour-Masse, journalistes; Frédéric Lacelle, Thomas Christopherson, Jean-Philippe Gagnon, Florence Pelletier; Johanne Lapierre, rédactrice en chef; Sara Barrière-Brunet, Melanie Julien, chef de pupitre; Caroline L. Couture, coordonnatrice de production; Gigi Huynh, stratège; Charles Fortier, chef design et contenus numérique; Charles Desmarais, Victor Kurc, motion design; Catherine Legault, édimestre; Justine Grenier et Laurence Beaudoin-Masse, conceptrice/rédactrice

Silver

Social Coverage of Canada’s Best New Restaurants
Air Canada enRoute
Contributors: Davina Sinnatamby, Social Media Strategist; Jennifer Foden, Senior Editor; Nicolas Venturelli, Senior Digital Graphic Designer; Ian Gamache, Digital Product Manager

Honourable Mention

COP26 coverage
CBC News
Contributors: Avneet Dhillon, host/producer; Marielle Torrefranca, MJ Burgos, Brock Wilson, producers; Kit Kolbegger, Kajal Pawar, associate producers; Charles Fogel, editor; Allison Cake, graphic designer; Amara McLaughlin, senior producer

Calendrier de l’Avent sur Instagram
Le Devoir
Collaborateurs : Sarah Boumedda, pupitreure numérique; Sandrine Vieira, journaliste de données


Best Feature Article / Meilleur article de fond

Gold

Cases of missing trans people are rarely solved. A married pair of forensic genealogists is hoping to change that
Xtra Magazine
Erica Lenti
Contributors: Michael Harris, editor; Gordon Bowness, executive editor; Rachel Giese, editorial director; Allyson Baker; copy editor

Silver

Le biologiste qui a renversé Hydro-Québec
Radio-Canada Empreintes
Guillaume Piedboeuf
Collaborateurs : Olivia Laperrière-Roy, photographe; Justine de l’Église, éditrice; Kathleen Lavoie, éditrice; Martin Labbé, graphiste; Mykael Adam, programmeur; Christine Beaudet, cheffe de projet

Where Now Grizzly Bear?
Hakai Magazine
Brian Payton
Contributor: Jude Isabella, editor

Honourable Mention

Black History Month: The Self-Education Of Bee Quammie
Chatelaine
Bee Quammie
Contributor: Nashid Chroma, Artist

The Ingenious Ancient Technology Concealed in the Shallows
Hakai Magazine
Brian Payton
Contributor: Jude Isabella, editor

How the Laws Make Sex Work Less Safe
The Local
Samantha Edwards

The Labour of Immigrant Women
The Local
Fatima Syed

“You Can’t Stop the Spread of the Virus if You Don’t Stop it in Peel”
The Local
Fatima Syed

When Chinese in Canada Were Numbered, Interrogated, Excluded
The Tyee
Christopher Cheung
Contributor: Robyn Smith, editor

Une soirée avec l’unité d’urgence sociale de la DPJ
URBANIA
Hugo Meunier


Best Feature Article (Short) / Meilleur article court

Gold

The long wait
CBC Hamilton
Bobby Hristova
Contributors: Eva Salinas, executive producer; Conrad Collaco, producer; Marlene Habib, editor; Steven Silcox, news graphics

Silver

Honourable Mention

There’s Room For Everyone In The Church Of Brandi Carlile
BuzzFeed News
Elamin Abdelmahmoud
Contributor: Tomi Obaro, Editor

A family divided: When parents, kids disagree on COVID-19 vaccines
Global News
Jasmine Pazzano
Contributor: Craig Offman, Managing Editor, Investigations and Enterprise

Freeing Oysters from a Parasite’s Hold
Hakai Magazine
Karen Pinchin
Contributor: Shanna Baker, editor

Saying Goodbye on Facetime
Healthy Debate
Max Binks-Collier
Contributors: Jack Romanelli, editor; Mark Kirkpatrick, illustrator

‘The end of normal’: From summer fires to catastrophic floods, recurring tragedy unites B.C.
The Globe and Mail
Nancy Macdonald

Getting Vaccinated in the Holy Month
The Local
Furqan Mohamed

The Last 25 Percent
The Local
Danielle Groen


Best Feature Article (Long) / Meilleur article de fond — long

Gold

Jason Isbell Is Tired Of Country’s Love Affair With White Nostalgia
BuzzFeed News
Elamin Abdelmahmoud
Contributor: Tomi Obaro, editor

Silver

Sombrer en amour
Radio-Canada
Marie-Maude Denis, Michael Deetjens
Collaborateurs : Ivanoh Demers, photographe; Paul-Éric Dumontier, chef de pupitre

Honourable Mention

« C’est notre seule arme » Ils ont braqué leur caméra sur les abus policiers
Radio-Canada
Justine de L’Église, Mélanie Holubowski
Collaborateurs : Bernard Leduc, pupitre; Martin Labbé, designer; Mykael Adam, développeur

Pour l’amour du père et de la terre
Radio-Canada
Ariane Labrèche

B.C. residential school’s story starts with abuse, ends in fire, but points toward justice
The Globe and Mail
Patrick White

Escape from Afghanistan
The Globe and Mail
Mark MacKinnon

A Legacy of Mistrust: Can Indigenous Health Care in BC’s North Turn a Corner?
The Tyee
Amanda Follett Hosgood, Moira Wyton
Contributor: Paul Willcocks, editor

The Campus Mental Health Crisis
The Walrus
Simon Lewsen
Contributors: Chloë Ellingson, photographer; Carine Abouseif, editor

Fire in the Sky
Toronto Star
Francine Kopun
Contributors: Doug Cudmore, senior editor; Sarmishta Subramanian, executive features editor; Andrew Meeson, editor; Nathan Pilla, digital designer; Kelsey Wilson, video producer; Tania Pereira, digital producer; Cameron Tulk, graphics editor


Best Arts & Culture Storytelling / Meilleur reportage : arts et culture

Gold

Le salon de Plaquie
Radio-Canada Empreintes
Eugénie Emond
Collaborateurs : Olivia Laperriere-Roy, Justine de L’Église, Kathleen Lavoie

Silver

Rothko at the Inauguration
Hazlitt
Richard Warnica
Contributors: Haley Cullingham, editor; Naomi Skwarna, copy editor

Ramener les morts à la vie
ICI Acadie
Caroline Levesque
Collaborateurs : Emmanuelle Robinson et Marc-Samuel Larocque, édimestres

Honourable Mention

Jason Isbell Is Tired Of Country’s Love Affair With White Nostalgia
BuzzFeed News
Elamin Abdelmahmoud
Contributor: Tomi Obaro, editor

Revitalizing Vancouver Island’s Indigenous languages
CBC British Columbia
Kathryn Marlow
Contributors: Tamara Baluja, Andrea Ross, Mary Vallis, Meghan Sardesai, William Wolfe-Wylie, Richard Grasley, Rob Easton, Duk Han Lee, Darcy Hunter, Pete Scobie, Wawmeesh Hamilton, Megan Thomas, Rohit Joseph, Adam van der Zwan

Giving Up the Ghost
Hazlitt
Brin-Jonathan Butler

Finding Mr. Q
Hazlitt
Michael Rancic
Contributors: Haley Cullingham, editor; Arden Taylor, illustrator

Listening Conditions
Musicworks
Sara Constant
Contributors: Jennie Punter, editor; Thang Vu, designer — print

Adding Colour to the Romance Genre
The Walrus
Zeahaa Rehman

Peterborough to Gaza: How a chance talk led to a 30-year friendship
TVO
Marsha McLeod
Contributor: Serene Husni, Arabic translator


Best Personal Essay / Meilleur essai personnel

Gold

Finding My Voice as My Mother Lost Hers
The Walrus
Minelle Mahtani
Contributors: Connor Garel, fact-checker; Sarah Gonzales, illustrator; Carine Abouseif, handling editor

Silver

Public Safety at the City’s Core
Azure
Jay Pitter
Contributors: Stefan Novakovic, editor; Elizabeth Pagliacolo, editor

Honourable Mention

I had to change my Arabic name to make it as an actor. Now, I’m reclaiming it
CBC Arts
Fuad Ahmed

As A Muslim, I Face Islamophobia. As An Immigrant, I’ve Failed Indigenous People
Chatelaine
Fatima Syed

Reclaiming Audre Lorde’s Radical Self-Care
Refinery29 Canada
Kathleen Newman-Bremang

Between the Cones
Sportsnet
Hadiya Roderique
Contributor: Evan Rosser, editor

Into the Deep
The Tyee
andrea bennett
Contributor: David Beers, editor

Winter Is for Regeneration. The Garden’s — and Yours, Too
The Tyee
’Cúagilákv (Jess Housty)
Contributor: andrea bennett, editor

Don’t Be a Prude: The Benefits of Public Nudity
The Walrus
Nicole Schmidt
Contributors: Sydney Hamilton, fact-checker; Mariana Yatsuda Ikuta, illustrator; Carine Abouseif, handling editor

Suicidal ideation, my intrusive visitor
Xtra Magazine
Niko Stratis
Contributors: Erica Lenti, senior editor; Gordon Bowness, executive editor, Allyson Baker, copy editor


Best Photo Storytelling / Meilleur récit photo

Gold

Silver

Honourable Mention

The mothers’ days: Two friends comfort each other through pandemic parenthood
The Globe and Mail
Michelle Siu, Chloë Ellingson
Contributors: Clare Vander Meersch, Evan Annett, Ming Wong

‘They care about their plants and not us’: for migrant farmworkers in Ontario, COVID-19 made a bad situation worse
The Narwhal
Christopher Katsarov Luna
Contributors: Carol Linnitt, editor; Denise Balkissoon, editor; Mike De Souza, editor; Arik Ligeti, editor; Emma Gilchrist, editor


Best News Coverage (Community Publication) / Meilleur couverture de l’actualité (publication communautaire)

Gold

Vaccinating Toronto
The Local
Contributors: Tai Huynh, Different Schools, Different Risks; Nicholas Hune-Brown, The Vaccine Rollout is Leaving Toronto’s Hardest-Hit Postal Codes Behind; Tai Huynh, Hot Spot Tracker; Yader Guzman, Nicholas Hune-Brown, Bringing the Vaccine to Where it’s Needed; Fatima Syed, “You Can’t Stop the Spread of the Virus if You Don’t Stop it in Peel”

Silver

The Municipal Election Edition
The Sprawl
Contributors: Jeremy Appel, Anmarie Bailey, Ximena González, Joel Hart, Sam Hester, Hamdi Issawi, Doug Johnson, Jeremy Klaszus, Taylor Lambert, Miranda Martini, Chris Pecora

Honourable Mention

Videos capture tornado, emotional return to damaged home
BarrieToday.com
Contributors: Bob Bruton, reporter, Shawn Gibson, reporter, Nikki Cole, reporter, Marg. Bruineman, reporter, Raymond Bowe, community editor

After the Fire
IndigiNews
Contributors: Kelsie Kilawna, Athena Bonneau

Coverage of Housing and Homelessness in Peterborough
Peterborough Currents
Contributors: Ayesha Barmania, Will Pearson, Brett Throop

Coverage of the Opioid Crisis in Peterborough
Peterborough Currents
Contributors: Ayesha Barmania, Will Pearson, Brett Throop

Gambling with Nova Scotia’s future
The Coast
Contributors: Rob Csernyik, writer; Christine Oreskovich, design

Sexual violence at Western University
The Western Gazette
Contributors: Hope Mahood, Lucas Arender, Liam Afonso, Ashley Goveas, Rebekah Rodrigues, Sheetal Vemannagari, Liam McInnis, Kirat Walia, Sarah Wallace, Aaron Greenspan

La pédagogie en plein air en plein essor
100°
Collaborateurs : Marianne Boire, rédactrice en chef; François Grenier, journaliste; Françoise Ruby, journaliste; Marie-Josée Cardinal, journaliste


Best News Coverage / Meilleure couverture de l’actualité

Gold

Élections fédérales 2021
Radio-Canada
Collaborateurs : Naël Shiab, journaliste de données; Daniel Blanchette Pelletier, journaliste; Melanie Meloche-Holubovski, journaliste; Charlie Debons-Ricard, designer; Francis Lamontagne, designer; Santiago Salcido, designer; Melanie Julien, chef de pupitre; André Guimaraes, développeur; Mathieu St-Laurent, développeur; Martine Roy, coordonnatrice; Danielle Jazzar, réviseure linguistique; Johanne Lapierre, rédactrice en chef; Valérie Ouellet, journaliste de données CBC; Sylvène Gilchrist, réalisatrice CBC

Silver

Escape from Afghanistan
The Globe and Mail
Contributors: Mark MacKinnon and The Globe and Mail team

Honourable Mention

BC Flooding — local and national team coverage
CBC British Columbia and CBC News
Contributors: CBC News Digital team

Inside Ontario’s deadliest COVID-19 LTC outbreak and a broken inspection system
Global News
Contributors: Carolyn Jarvis , Andrew Russell, Emanuela Campanella & Jigar Patel

Les élections fédérales 2021
Le Devoir
Collaborateurs : Guillaume Levasseur, journaliste multimédia; Cédric Gagnon, motion designer; Matt Joycey, journaliste vidéaste; Jasmine Legendre, journaliste vidéo; Sandrine Vieira, journaliste de données; Boris Proulx, correspondant parlementaire; Olivia Gélinas, développeuse en visualisation de données.

Hidden Influence: Several of Doug Ford’s key pandemic decisions were swayed by business interests, Star analysis suggests
Toronto Star
Contributors: Richard Warnica, reporter; Andrew Bailey, data analyst; Duncan Hood, editor; Andres Plana, graphics; Cameron Tulk, illustrations and graphics editor

The untold story of gun violence in Toronto’s hardest hit communities
Toronto Star
Contributors: Gilbert Ngabo, reporter; Andres Plana, digital designer; Ed Tubb, assigning editor; Doug Cudmore, senior editor


Best Editorial Newsletter / Meilleure infolettre éditoriale

Gold

City Hall Watcher
City Hall Watcher
Contributors: Matt Elliott, publisher and editor; Neville Park, contributor

Silver

The Supplement Newsletter
The Supplement
Contributors: Samantha McCabe, Alex Nguyen, Sierra Bein

Honourable Mention

Friday Things
Friday Things
Contributors: Stacy Lee Kong, founder and editor; Nhi Tran, art director

Infolettre Quatre95
Quatre95
Collaborateurs : Jean-Pierre Bastien, chef de contenu; David Mongeau-Petitpas, directeur des technologies; Marc-Antoine Jacques, directeur de création; Théo Gjini, développeur web


Innovation in Digital Storytelling / Innovation de l’année

Gold

The void in Calgary
The Globe and Mail
Contributor: Jeremy Agius

Silver

Visualisations de données en 3D
Radio-Canada
Collaborateurs : Naël Shiab, journaliste de données; Daniel Blanchette Pelletier, journaliste; Charlie Debons-Ricard, designer; Francis Lamontagne, designer; Santiago Salcido, designer; Melanie Julien, chef de pupitre; André Guimaraes, développeur; Mathieu St-Laurent, développeur; Martine Roy, coordonnatrice; Johanne Lapierre, rédactrice en chef; Valérie Ouellet, journaliste de données CBC; Sylvène Gilchrist, productrice CBC

Honourable Mention

Clean Water, Broken Promises
Clean Water, Broken Promises collaborative
Contributors

Hot Spot Tracker
The Local
Contributor: Tai Huynh


Best Online Video: Short / Meilleure vidéo en ligne — format court

Gold

Le budget carbone illustré
Radio-Canada
Collaborateurs : Marianne Desautels-Marissal, journaliste; François Dubuc, motion designer; Johanne Lapierre, rédactrice en chef; Hélène Leroux, rédactrice en chef; Pierre-André Desautels, conception sonore; Catherine Marineau-Dufresne, réalisatrice-coordonnatrice

Silver

L’aspic testé par des enfants
Radio-Canada
Collaborateur : Bruno Florin, réalisateur et monteur

Honourable Mention

Laura’s Gift: An organ donor’s story
CBC New Brunswick
Contributors: Maria Jose Burgos, producer; Hailley Furkalo, senior designer

Mon père ne me reconnaît plus
Le Devoir
Collaborateurs : Jasmine Legendre, journaliste vidéo; Matt Joycey, journaliste vidéaste


Best Podcast: Current Affairs / Meilleur balado : questions d’actualité

Gold

Unascertained
TVO
Contributors: Yusuf Zine, host, writer and producer; Kevin Young, writer, producer and audio engineer; Michelle Shephard, story editor; Katie O’Connor, senior producer, TVO; Laurie Few, executive producer — digital, TVO

Silver

Life Jolt
CBC Podcasts
Contributors: Rosemary Green, host; John Chipman, producer; Danielle Carr, associate producer; Glory Omotayo, coordinating producer; Graham MacDonald, mixer; Chris Oke, story editor; Geoff Turner, senior producer; Arif Noorani, executive producer

Honourable Mention

CANADALAND
Canadaland
Contributors: Jesse Brown, host; Sarah Lawrynuik and Kasia Mychajlowycz, senior producers; Damilola Onime, producer; Tristan Capacchione and Jeremy Kessler, audio editors; Cherise Seucharan, reporter; Andréa Schmidt and Kieran Oudshoorn, managing editors; Jonathan Goldsbie, news editor

White Hot Hate
CBC Podcasts
Contributors: Michelle Shephard, host; Ryan Thorpe, reporter; Ashley Mak, producer; Kim Kaschor, associate producer; Sarah Melton, associate producer; Danelle Cloutier, mixer; Julia Whitman, mixer; Emilie Quesnel, digital producer; Emily Mathieu, fact checker; Sean Moreman, legal; Chris Oke, senior producer; Arif Noorani, executive producer

Convictions Saison 2: QAnon
Radio-Canada
Collaborateurs : Brigitte Noël, Jeff Yates, Raed Hammoud

The Sound Aquatic
Hakai Magazine
Elin Kelsey, host and producer; Katrina Pyne, producer; Amorina Kingdon, producer

Interprètes afghans : partir ou mourir
Radio-Canada
Collaborateurs : Michèle Ouimet, animatrice; Cédric Chabuel, réalisateur; Corinne Fréchette-Lessard, cheffe de projet de contenu; Catherine Vidal, directrice développement et production audionumérique; Natacha Mercure, première directrice audionumérique; Caroline Jamet, directrice générale radio, audio et Grand Montréal

Pire idée de ma vie : sugar baby
Radio-Canada
Collaborateurs : Marie-Eve Tremblay, animatrice et réalisatrice; Alain Loiselle, appui à la réalisation; Jo-Annie Larue, cheffe de projet de contenu; Catherine Vidal, directrice développement et production audionumérique; Annie Reeves, directrice développement et production audionumérique ; Natacha Mercure, première directrice audionumérique; Caroline Jamet, directrice générale radio, audio et Grand Montréal


Best Podcast: Arts, Culture, & Society / Meilleur balado : arts, culture et société

Gold

Strong and Free
Historica Canada
Contributors: Historica Canada & Media Girlfriends, producers; Garvia Bailey, host

Silver

Telling our Twisted Histories
Terre Innue
Contributors: Ossie Michelin, director; Kahnietiio Horn, host; Karine Lanoie-Brien, concept; Ian Boyd and Reginald Vollant, original idea; Isabelle Picard, researcher; Karine Lanoie-Brien, Brad Gros-Louis and Ossie Michelin, interviewers; Benoit Dame, editor and sound designer; Anik Magny, production supervisor; Élodie Pollet, producer; Francine Allaire, executive producer and producer; Music courtesy of Musique Nomade; Musical theme The Crow Hop by Tee Cloud

Honourable Mention

Commons
Canadaland
Contributors: Arshy Mann, host/producer; Jordan Cornish, producer; Damilola Onime, associate producer; Tristan Capacchione, additional reporting; Andréa Schmidt and Kieran Oudshoorn, managing editors; Kevin Sexton, executive producer; Nathan Burley, music

The Dose
CBC Podcasts
Contributors: Dr. Brian Goldman, host; Rachel Sanders, producer; Willow Smith, producer; Colleen Ross, Dawna Dingwall; senior producer; Austin Pomeroy, technician, Billy Heaton, technician

Garde-Manger
QUB Radio
Collaborateur : Anne-Sophie Carpentier, recherche, montage et réalisation

D’où je viens : le rap d’ici
Radio-Canada
Collaborateurs : Olivier Arbour-Masse, animateur; Olivier Boisvert-Magnen, animateur; Cédric Chabuel, réalisateur; Kapois Lamort, recherchiste; Marieme, recherchiste; Jo-Annie Larue, cheffe de projet de contenu; Annie Reeves, directrice développement et production audionumérique; Catherine Vidal, directrice développement et production audionumérique ; Natacha Mercure, première directrice audionumérique; Caroline Jamet, directrice générale radio, audio et Grand Montréal


Best Online Video: Feature / Meilleure vidéo en ligne — format long

Gold

Honourable Mention

Les mirages de la chirurgie esthétique
Le Devoir
Collaborateurs : Jasmine Legendre, journaliste vidéo; Guillaume Levasseur, journaliste multimédia

Des jeunes redonnent un 2e souffle à Murdochville
24 heures
Collaborateurs : Jean Balthazard, producteur de contenu; Olivier Gélinas-Richard, vidéaste; Julien Schmidt, monteur; Charles D’Amboise, directeur de contenu


Best Digital Design / Meilleure conception numérique

Gold

The Last Orca
Toronto Star
McKenna Deighton, Andres Plana
Contributor: Tania Pereira, digital producer

Silver

21 Black Futures
CBC Arts
Jeff Hume
Contributors: Chinedu Ukabam, creative director; Yung Yemi, logo design; Gloria Asse Elogo, graphic design

Honourable Mention

Seeing Dad through his lens
CBC News
Andrew McManus
Contributors: Matt Crider and Adam Foord, developers; Elizabeth Haggarty, senior producer

Nos projets interactifs et nos visualisations de données 2021 / Radio-Canada Info
Radio-Canada
Charlie Debons-Ricard, Francis Lamontagne, Santiago Salcido
Collaborateurs : Naël Shiab, journaliste de données ; Daniel Blanchette Pelletier, journaliste ; Charlie Debons-Ricard, designer; Francis Lamontagne, designer ; Santiago Salcido, designer ; Melanie Julien, chef de pupitre ; André Guimaraes, développeur ; Mathieu St-Laurent, développeur ; Martine Roy, coordonnatrice ; Johanne Lapierre, rédactrice en chef; Valérie Ouellet, journaliste de données CBC; Sylvène Gilchrist, réalisatrice CBC

The Skyluck Journals
The Doc Project
Andrew Nguyen, Ben Shannon, Geoff Isaac, Althea Manasan
Contributors: Jonathan Ore, copy editor; Tamara Baluja, copy editor; Anh Thang Dao, translations; Althea Manasan, lead digital producer; Ben Shannon, artwork, graphics and animation; Geoff Isaac, senior developer; Andrew Nguyen, writer, animations, documentary producer; Alison Cook, documentary producer

Fear along the Nile
The Globe and Mail
Christopher Manza

Contributors: Clare Vander Meersch, John Sopinski, Patrick Dell

The void in Calgary
The Globe and Mail
Jeremy Agius

Fire in the Sky
Toronto Star
Nathan Pilla
Contributors: Kelsey Wilson, video producer; Tania Pereira, digital producer


Best Online Video: Mini-Doc / Meilleure vidéo en ligne — mini-documentaire

Gold

Sugar Baby : du glam au drame
Radio-Canada
Collaborateurs : Marie-Eve Tremblay, réalisatrice et animatrice ; Alain Loiselle, co-réalisateur et vidéaste ; Martin Labbé, designer et photographe; Mykael Adam, développeur numérique

Silver

Convictions : Incursion chez les opposants aux mesures sanitaires
Rad / Radio-Canada
Collaborateurs : Simon Coutu, journaliste ; Johanne Lapierre, rédactrice en chef ; Frédéric Lacelle, Mathieu Waddell, Florence Pelletier, vidéastes ; Jean-Philippe Gagnon, monteur ; Frédéric Lacelle, réalisateur ; Sara Barrière-Brunet, chef de pupitre ; Carolina Cabral, coordonnatrice de production ; Gigi Huynh, Stratège ; Charles Fortier, chef design et contenus numérique ; Victor Kurc, Charles Desmarais, motion design ; Catherine Legault, édimestre ; Justine Grenier, conceptrice/Rédactrice ; Laurent K Blais, recherche

Honourable Mention

Comment des policiers tirent-ils sur des personnes en crise?
Le Devoir
Collaborateurs : Améli Pineda, journaliste; Stéphanie Vallet, journaliste; Guillaume Levasseur, journaliste multimédia; Matt Joycey, journaliste vidéaste; Cédric Gagnon, motion designer

Le vieil homme et ses squelettes
Radio-Canada
Collaborateurs : Marianne Desautels-Marissal, journaliste; Quentin Fabiani, réalisateur; Johanne Lapierre, rédactrice en chef; Hélène Leroux, rédactrice en chef; François Dubuc, motion designer; Catherine Marineau-Dufresne, réalisatrice-coordonnatrice

Free Heroin, Cocaine & Meth Are Being Distributed to Stop Overdoses
VICE World News
Contributors: Manisha Krishnan, host and producer; Justin Silverman, senior producer; Natasha Grzincic, deputy editor; Courtney Brooks, executive producer; Alex Craig, director of photography; Dan Ferry, editor; Jarrel Lynch, editor


Best Service Feature / Journalisme de service

Gold

Chasing Icebergs Off Canada’s East Coast
Air Canada enRoute
Sydney Loney
Contributors: Tom Cochrane, photographer; Ben Smith, photographer; Adam Hefferman, photographer; Angel Sanz Correa, illustrator; Jessie Brinkman Evans, photographer

Silver

Canada’s Kitchen
The Globe and Mail
Julie Van Rosendaal, Maryam Siddiqi, Benjamin MacDonald, Christopher Manza

Honourable Mention

How to protect your home against climate change
All Things Home
Patrick Langston

How To Talk To Kids About The National Day For Truth And Reconciliation
CBC Parents
David Robertson
Contributors: Hallae Khosravi, Producer; Kevin Naulls, Producer

Rad présente Cobaye : Soins de la peau
Rad / Radio-Canada
Nicolas Pham
Collaborateurs : Sébastien Gaudet, Thomas Christopherson, Vidéastes ; Jean-Philippe Gagnon, montage et réalisation ; Mathieu Waddell, Réalisateur ; Johanne Lapierre, rédactrice en chef ; Melanie Julien, chef de pupitre ; Carolina Cabral, coordonnatrice de production ; Gigi Huynh, stratège ; Charles Fortier, chef design et contenus numérique ; Charles Desmarais, motion design ; Emile Lord Ayotte, design graphique ; Catherine Legault, édimestre ; Laurence Beaudoin-Masse, conceptrice/rédactrice

Revive
UBC Journalism
Serena Renner


Best Digital Editorial Package / Meilleur dossier thématique

Gold

The Last Orca
Toronto Star
Contributors: Jenna Moon, reporter; Sarmishta Subramanian, editor; Priya Ramanujam, editor; McKenna Deighton and Andres Plana, design and web development; Tania Pereira, digital producer; Cameron Tulk, graphics editor

Silver

Black on the Prairies
CBC
Contributors: Omayra Issa, producer; Ify Chiwetelu, producer; Melissa Fundira, associate producer; Andrew McManus, digital designer; Dwight Friesen, digital developer; CBC Interactives Team

Honourable Mention

Dossier Eat, Love, Experiment
BESIDE
Contributors: Linda Besner, journalist ; Kari Medig, photographer ; Aaron Wynia, photographer ; Catherine Métayer, editor-in-chief ; Mark Mann, associate editor-in-chief ; Catherine Fortin, project manager ; Eliane Cadieux, chief creative officer & co-founder ; Gabrielle Deronde, graphic designer ; Mélody Beaudin, social media manager

Couverture de la COVID-19
Radio-Canada
Collaborateurs : Naël Shiab, journaliste de données ; Daniel Blanchette Pelletier, journaliste ; Charlie Debons-Ricard, designer; Francis Lamontagne, designer ; Santiago Salcido, designer ; Melanie Julien, chef de pupitre ; André Guimaraes, développeur ; Mathieu St-Laurent, développeur ; Martine Roy, coordonnatrice ; Johanne Lapierre, rédactrice en chef

Power Gap
The Globe and Mail
Contributors: Globe and Mail team

L6P
The Globe and Mail
Contributors: Globe and Mail team

The Big Melt
The Tyee
Contributors: Christopher Pollon, reporter; David Beers, editor; Andrew Munroe, design and development; David Marino, art and development

Hidden Influence: Several of Doug Ford’s key pandemic decisions were swayed by business interests, Star analysis suggests
Toronto Star
Contributors: Richard Warnica, reporter; Andrew Bailey, data analyst; Duncan Hood, editor; Andres Plana, graphics; Cameron Tulk, illustrations and graphics editor

BREAKING THE SILENCE: Dancers accuse some of Break the Floor’s famous choreographers of sexual harassment and grooming
Toronto Star
Contributors: Morgan Bocknek, reporter; David Bruser, editor; McKenna Deighton, design; Tania Pereira, digital producer; Cameron Tulk, graphics editor.

Kids’ Graves Exposed the Horror of Canada’s Residential Schools. Outrage Isn’t Enough.
VICE World News
Contributors: Anya Zoledziowski, reporter; Natasha Grzincic, editor; Dan Ming, host; Amanda Pisetzner, producer


Best Science & Technology Storytelling / Meilleur reportage : science et technologie

Gold

Un empire montréalais de l’arnaque en ligne
Radio-Canada
Nicholas De Rosa, Jeff Yates, Brigitte Noël
Collaborateurs : Roberto Rocha; Sophie Leclerc

Silver

Les déchets de la pandémie
Le Devoir
Paul Fontaine
Collaborateurs : Olivia Gélinas, développeuse en visualisation de données; Simon-Olivier Laperrière, développeur en visualisation de données; Cédric Gagnon, motion designer

Honourable Mention

Ethical AI Has Not Solved Tech’s Problem with Racism
Elle Canada
Melissa Vincent

The house that plastic built
Global Reporting Centre
Andrew Munroe
Contributors: Britney Dennison, reporter/editor; Andrea Crossan, editor; Katarina Sabados, reporter; Pallavi Rao, researcher; Jane Lister, researcher; Ridge Zhang, data viz; Esther Cheung, design/illustration; Peter Klein, executive editor

What To Do with Fish When the River Runs Dry
Hakai Magazine
Laura Trethewey
Contributor: Jude Isabella, editor

Black in science: The legacy of racism in science and how Black scientists are moving the dial
Quirks & Quarks — CBC Radio
Amanda Buckiewicz, Nicole Mortillaro

Comment fonctionnent les vaccins contre le SRAS-CoV-2 (et ses variants)
Radio-Canada
Daniel Blanchette Pelletier
Collaborateurs : Daniel Blanchette Pelletier, journaliste ; Charlie Debons-Ricard, designer; Francis Lamontagne, designer ; Melanie Julien, chef de pupitre ; André Guimaraes, développeur ; Martine Roy, coordonnatrice ; Mélanie Meloche-Holubowski, traduction ; Johanne Lapierre, rédactrice en chef

Gambling with Nova Scotia’s future
The Coast
Rob Csernyik
Contributors: Kyle Shaw, Handling Editor; Christine Oreskovich, Design

Understanding vaccine hesitancy in Alberta
The Sprawl
Taylor Lambert

What Happens to Our Brains When We Get Depressed?
The Walrus
Simon Lewsen
Contributor: Carine Abouseif, editor


General Excellence in Digital Publishing / Excellence générale en publication numérique

Small / petite

Gold

The Local shone both in terms of the way it executed its clear editorial mandate as well as the elegant design of the website. Much of The Local‘s coverage of social and health issues in Toronto often transcends the boundaries of the city… [and] many of the stories are told from within Toronto’s many communities, representing the city’s population with nuance and authority. The Local takes a critical approach that is refreshing and relatable as a reader. Smart, incisive, and easy to navigate, it is a welcome addition to the Toronto media scene. 

— DPA Jury

Honourable Mention

Healthy Debate
Xtra Magazine

Medium / moyenne

Gold

The Tyee sets the bar for quality independent media in Canada. The more time [the jury] spent on the site, the more stories [they] wanted to click on and read. From a visual point of view, The Tyee is solid, consistent, strong-looking, [and] the site’s clean and uncluttered design makes it readable and accessible in a variety of formats. The Tyee [is] an independent online magazine that has the seriousness of an institution but the honesty of a free entity, [with] no fluff, no busy banner ads, just good journalism. The Tyee is highly deserving of all the accolades it receives. 

— DPA Jury

Honourable Mention

Canadaland
Le Devoir

Large / grande

Gold

CBC News Digital [is] a rich online journalism experience. Leaning on the cross platform news gathering strength of CBC News, it provides the audience with an experience that informs, enlightens and entertains. In particular, CBC podcasts and First Person stories stood out for giving platforms to stories from communities and voices that are often underrepresented. What more could we ask of our public broadcaster? 

— DPA Jury

Honourable Mention

The Globe and Mail
Toronto Star


Acknowledgements

The National Media Awards Foundation is extremely grateful for the support from the Government of Canada and The Reader’s Digest Foundation of Canada. Special thanks also to Natalie Vineberg for creating this year’s visuals, and to Vesselin Stroumsky for developing our online submissions and judging platforms.

On behalf of everyone who entered this year’s competition, and on behalf of the NMAF team, a sincere thank you to our dedicated roster of volunteer judges.

Save the Date!

The National Media Awards Foundation is thrilled to announce that we will be hosting a long-overdue, in-person event in Toronto on September 29, 2022. Join us at the Globe and Mail Centre for a day of professional development and an evening of reconnecting and networking with friends and peers. Details to follow this summer. 

And the Nominees Are…

The National Media Awards Foundation (NMAF) is proud to present the nominees for the 7th annual Digital Publishing Awards. Our roster of 80 judges generously volunteered their time and expertise to evaluate hundreds of entries to help us recognize excellence in the content and creation of Canadian digital media. From the judges’ deliberations, more than 160 impressive finalists have emerged. Join us in congratulating all of this year’s nominees!

Top Nominees

Leading with an impressive 23 nominations is Radio-Canada, followed by The Globe and Mail with 14 nominations, and Toronto Star and The Local, both with nine nominations. Other top nominees include Le Devoir and The Tyee with seven nominations each, and The Walrus and Hakai Magazine with five nominations each.

Nomination Highlights


Categories / Catégories


Best Digital Editorial Package / Meilleur dossier thématique

Dossier Eat, Love, Experiment
BESIDE
Contributors: Linda Besner, journalist; Kari Medig, photographer; Aaron Wynia, photographer; Catherine Métayer, editor-in-chief; Mark Mann, associate editor-in-chief; Catherine Fortin, project manager; Eliane Cadieux, chief creative officer & co-founder; Gabrielle Deronde, graphic designer; Mélody Beaudin, social media manager

Black on the Prairies
CBC
Contributors: Omayra Issa, producer; Ify Chiwetelu, producer; Melissa Fundira, associate producer; Andrew McManus, digital designer; Dwight Friesen, digital developer; CBC Interactives Team

Couverture de la COVID-19
Radio-Canada
Collaborateurs : Naël Shiab, journaliste de données; Daniel Blanchette Pelletier, journaliste; Charlie Debons-Ricard, designer; Francis Lamontagne, designer; Santiago Salcido, designer; Melanie Julien, chef de pupitre; André Guimaraes, développeur; Mathieu St-Laurent, développeur; Martine Roy, coordonnatrice; Johanne Lapierre, rédactrice en chef

Power Gap
The Globe and Mail
Contributors: Globe and Mail team

L6P
The Globe and Mail
Contributors: Globe and Mail team

The Big Melt
The Tyee
Contributors: Christopher Pollon, reporter; David Beers, editor; Andrew Munroe, design and development; David Marino, art and development

The Last Orca
Toronto Star
Contributors: Jenna Moon, reporter; Sarmishta Subramanian, editor; Priya Ramanujam, editor; McKenna Deighton and Andres Plana, design and web development; Tania Pereira, digital producer; Cameron Tulk, graphics editor

Hidden Influence: Several of Doug Ford’s key pandemic decisions were swayed by business interests, Star analysis suggests
Toronto Star
Contributors: Richard Warnica, reporter; Andrew Bailey, data analyst; Duncan Hood, editor; Andres Plana, graphics; Cameron Tulk, illustrations and graphics editor

BREAKING THE SILENCE: Dancers accuse some of Break the Floor’s famous choreographers of sexual harassment and grooming
Toronto Star
Contributors: Morgan Bocknek, reporter; David Bruser, editor; McKenna Deighton, design; Tania Pereira, digital producer; Cameron Tulk, graphics editor.

Kids’ Graves Exposed the Horror of Canada’s Residential Schools. Outrage Isn’t Enough.
VICE World News
Contributors: Anya Zoledziowski, reporter; Natasha Grzincic, editor; Dan Ming, host; Amanda Pisetzner, producer


Best Column / Meilleure chronique

Max Fawcett
Canada’s National Observer
Max Fawcett

Sandy Garossino
Canada’s National Observer
Sandy Garossino

Queeries
CBC Arts
Peter Knegt
Contributor: Eleanor Knowles, editor

British Columbia’s pandemic response
CBC British Columbia
Justin McElroy

Paul Wells
Maclean’s
Paul Wells

Éditorial
Québec Science
Marie Lambert-Chan
Collaborateurs : Mélissa Guillemette, journaliste-réviseure ; Marine Corniou, journaliste-réviseure ; Sophie Cazanave, réviseure-correctrice

What’s Good
Refinery29 Canada
Kathleen Newman-Bremang
Contributor: Yaz Butcher, Art Director

Tanya Talaga
The Globe and Mail
Tanya Talaga

The Listener
The Sprawl
Sam Hester

Protest and Pleasure
Xtra Magazine
Chanelle Gallant
Contributors: Rachel Giese, editor; Gordon Bowness, editor; Allison Baker, copy editor and fact-checker; Paterson Hodgson, illustrator


Best News Coverage (Community Publication) / Meilleur couverture de l’actualité (publication communautaire)

Videos capture tornado, emotional return to damaged home
BarrieToday.com
Contributors: Bob Bruton, reporter, Shawn Gibson, reporter, Nikki Cole, reporter, Marg. Bruineman, reporter, Raymond Bowe, community editor

After the Fire
IndigiNews
Contributors: Kelsie Kilawna, Athena Bonneau

Coverage of Housing and Homelessness in Peterborough
Peterborough Currents
Contributors: Ayesha Barmania, Will Pearson, Brett Throop

Coverage of the Opioid Crisis in Peterborough
Peterborough Currents
Contributors: Ayesha Barmania, Will Pearson, Brett Throop

Gambling with Nova Scotia’s future
The Coast
Contributors: Rob Csernyik, writer; Christine Oreskovich, design

Vaccinating Toronto
The Local
Contributors: Tai Huynh, Different Schools, Different Risks; Nicholas Hune-Brown, The Vaccine Rollout is Leaving Toronto’s Hardest-Hit Postal Codes Behind; Tai Huynh, Hot Spot Tracker; Yader Guzman, Nicholas Hune-Brown, Bringing the Vaccine to Where it’s Needed; Fatima Syed, “You Can’t Stop the Spread of the Virus if You Don’t Stop it in Peel”

The Municipal Election Edition
The Sprawl
Contributors: Jeremy Appel, Anmarie Bailey, Ximena González, Joel Hart, Sam Hester, Hamdi Issawi, Doug Johnson, Jeremy Klaszus, Taylor Lambert, Miranda Martini, Chris Pecora

Sexual violence at Western University
The Western Gazette
Contributors: Hope Mahood, Lucas Arender, Liam Afonso, Ashley Goveas, Rebekah Rodrigues, Sheetal Vemannagari, Liam McInnis, Kirat Walia, Sarah Wallace, Aaron Greenspan

La pédagogie en plein air en plein essor
100°
Collaborateurs : Marianne Boire, rédactrice en chef; François Grenier, journaliste; Françoise Ruby, journaliste; Marie-Josée Cardinal, journaliste


Best News Coverage / Meilleur couverture de l’actualité

BC Flooding — local and national team coverage
CBC British Columbia and CBC News
Contributors: CBC News Digital team

Inside Ontario’s deadliest COVID-19 LTC outbreak and a broken inspection system
Global News
Contributors: Carolyn Jarvis , Andrew Russell, Emanuela Campanella, Jigar Patel

Les élections fédérales 2021
Le Devoir
Collaborateurs : Guillaume Levasseur, journaliste multimédia; Cédric Gagnon, motion designer; Matt Joycey, journaliste vidéaste; Jasmine Legendre, journaliste vidéo; Sandrine Vieira, journaliste de données; Boris Proulx, correspondant parlementaire; Olivia Gélinas, développeuse en visualisation de données

Élections fédérales 2021
Radio-Canada
Collaborateurs : Naël Shiab, journaliste de données; Daniel Blanchette Pelletier, journaliste; Melanie Meloche-Holubovski, journaliste; Charlie Debons-Ricard, designer; Francis Lamontagne, designer; Santiago Salcido, designer; Melanie Julien, chef de pupitre; André Guimaraes, développeur; Mathieu St-Laurent, développeur; Martine Roy, coordonnatrice; Danielle Jazzar, réviseure linguistique; Johanne Lapierre, rédactrice en chef; Valérie Ouellet, journaliste de données CBC; Sylvène Gilchrist, réalisatrice CBC

Escape from Afghanistan
The Globe and Mail
Contributors: Mark MacKinnon and The Globe and Mail team

Hidden Influence: Several of Doug Ford’s key pandemic decisions were swayed by business interests, Star analysis suggests
Toronto Star
Contributors: Richard Warnica, reporter; Andrew Bailey, data analyst; Duncan Hood, editor; Andres Plana, graphics; Cameron Tulk, illustrations and graphics editor

The untold story of gun violence in Toronto’s hardest hit communities
Toronto Star
Contributors: Gilbert Ngabo, reporter; Andres Plana, digital designer; Ed Tubb, assigning editor; Doug Cudmore, senior editor


Best Feature Article / Meilleur article de fond

Black History Month: The Self-Education Of Bee Quammie
Chatelaine
Bee Quammie
Contributor: Nashid Chroma, Artist

The Ingenious Ancient Technology Concealed in the Shallows
Hakai Magazine
Brian Payton
Contributor: Jude Isabella, editor

Where Now Grizzly Bear?
Hakai Magazine
Brian Payton
Contributor: Jude Isabella, editor

Le biologiste qui a renversé Hydro-Québec
Radio-Canada Empreintes
Guillaume Piedboeuf
Collaborateurs : Olivia Laperrière-Roy, photographe; Justine de l’Église, éditrice; Kathleen Lavoie, éditrice; Martin Labbé, graphiste; Mykael Adam, programmeur; Christine Beaudet, cheffe de projet

How the Laws Make Sex Work Less Safe
The Local
Samantha Edwards

The Labour of Immigrant Women
The Local
Fatima Syed

When Chinese in Canada Were Numbered, Interrogated, Excluded
The Tyee
Christopher Cheung
Contributor: Robyn Smith, editor

Cases of missing trans people are rarely solved. A married pair of forensic genealogists is hoping to change that
Xtra Magazine
Erica Lenti
Contributors: Michael Harris, editor; Gordon Bowness, executive editor; Rachel Giese, editorial director; Allyson Baker; copy editor


Best Feature Article (Short) / Meilleur article court

There’s Room For Everyone In The Church Of Brandi Carlile
BuzzFeed News
Elamin Abdelmahmoud
Contributor: Tomi Obaro, Editor

The long wait
CBC Hamilton
Bobby Hristova
Contributors: Eva Salinas, executive producer; Conrad Collaco, producer; Marlene Habib, editor; Steven Silcox, news graphics

A family divided: When parents, kids disagree on COVID-19 vaccines
Global News
Jasmine Pazzano
Contributor: Craig Offman, Managing Editor, Investigations and Enterprise

Freeing Oysters from a Parasite’s Hold
Hakai Magazine
Karen Pinchin
Contributor: Shanna Baker, editor

Saying Goodbye on Facetime
Healthy Debate
Max Binks-Collier
Contributors: Jack Romanelli, editor; Mark Kirkpatrick, illustrator

Getting Vaccinated in the Holy Month
The Local
Furqan Mohamed

The Last 25 Percent
The Local
Danielle Groen


Best Feature Article (Long) / Meilleur article de fond — long

Jason Isbell Is Tired Of Country’s Love Affair With White Nostalgia
BuzzFeed News
Elamin Abdelmahmoud
Contributor: Tomi Obaro, editor

« C’est notre seule arme » Ils ont braqué leur caméra sur les abus policiers
Radio-Canada
Justine de L’Église, Mélanie Holubowski
Collaborateurs : Bernard Leduc, pupitre; Martin Labbé, designer; Mykael Adam, développeur

Pour l’amour du père et de la terre
Radio-Canada
Ariane Labrèche

Sombrer en amour
Radio-Canada
Marie-Maude Denis, Michael Deetjens
Collaborateurs : Ivanoh Demers, photographe; Paul-Éric Dumontier, chef de pupitre

Escape from Afghanistan
The Globe and Mail
Mark MacKinnon

A Legacy of Mistrust: Can Indigenous Health Care in BC’s North Turn a Corner?
The Tyee
Amanda Follett Hosgood, Moira Wyton
Contributor: Paul Willcocks, editor

The Campus Mental Health Crisis
The Walrus
Simon Lewsen
Contributors: Chloë Ellingson, photographer; Carine Abouseif, editor

Fire in the Sky
Toronto Star
Francine Kopun
Contributors: Doug Cudmore, senior editor; Sarmishta Subramanian, executive features editor; Andrew Meeson, editor; Nathan Pilla, digital designer; Kelsey Wilson, video producer; Tania Pereira, digital producer; Cameron Tulk, graphics editor


Best Personal Essay / Meilleur essai personnel

Public Safety at the City’s Core
Azure
Jay Pitter
Contributors: Stefan Novakovic, editor; Elizabeth Pagliacolo, editor

Reclaiming Audre Lorde’s Radical Self-Care
Refinery29 Canada
Kathleen Newman-Bremang

Between the Cones
Sportsnet
Hadiya Roderique
Contributor: Evan Rosser, editor

Into the Deep
The Tyee
andrea bennett
Contributor: David Beers, editor

Winter Is for Regeneration. The Garden’s — and Yours, Too
The Tyee
’Cúagilákv (Jess Housty)
Contributor: andrea bennett, editor

Don’t Be a Prude: The Benefits of Public Nudity
The Walrus
Nicole Schmidt
Contributors: Sydney Hamilton, fact-checker; Mariana Yatsuda Ikuta, illustrator; Carine Abouseif, handling editor

Finding My Voice as My Mother Lost Hers
The Walrus
Minelle Mahtani
Contributors: Connor Garel, fact-checker; Sarah Gonzales, illustrator; Carine Abouseif, handling editor

Suicidal ideation, my intrusive visitor
Xtra Magazine
Niko Stratis
Contributors: Erica Lenti, senior editor; Gordon Bowness, executive editor; Allyson Baker, copy editor


Best Arts & Culture Storytelling / Meilleur reportage : arts et culture

Jason Isbell Is Tired Of Country’s Love Affair With White Nostalgia
BuzzFeed News
Elamin Abdelmahmoud
Contributor: Tomi Obaro, editor

Revitalizing Vancouver Island’s Indigenous languages
CBC British Columbia
Kathryn Marlow
Contributors: Tamara Baluja, Andrea Ross, Mary Vallis, Meghan Sardesai, William Wolfe-Wylie, Richard Grasley, Rob Easton, Duk Han Lee, Darcy Hunter, Pete Scobie, Wawmeesh Hamilton, Megan Thomas, Rohit Joseph, Adam van der Zwan

Rothko at the Inauguration
Hazlitt
Richard Warnica
Contributors: Haley Cullingham, editor; Naomi Skwarna, copy editor

Giving Up the Ghost
Hazlitt
Brin-Jonathan Butler

Finding Mr. Q
Hazlitt
Michael Rancic
Contributors: Haley Cullingham, editor; Arden Taylor, illustrator

Ramener les morts à la vie
ICI Acadie
Caroline Levesque
Collaborateurs : Emmanuelle Robinson et Marc-Samuel Larocque, édimestres

Listening Conditions
Musicworks
Sara Constant
Contributors: Jennie Punter, editor; Thang Vu, designer — print

Le salon de Plaquie
Radio-Canada Empreintes
Eugénie Emond
Collaborateurs : Olivia Laperriere-Roy, Justine de L’Église, Kathleen Lavoie

Adding Colour to the Romance Genre
The Walrus
Zeahaa Rehman

Peterborough to Gaza: How a chance talk led to a 30-year friendship
TVO
Marsha McLeod
Contributor: Serene Husni, Arabic translator


Best Science & Technology Storytelling / Meilleur reportage : science et technologie

The house that plastic built
Global Reporting Centre
Andrew Munroe
Contributors: Britney Dennison, reporter/editor; Andrea Crossan, editor; Katarina Sabados, reporter; Pallavi Rao, researcher; Jane Lister, researcher; Ridge Zhang, data viz; Esther Cheung, design/illustration; Peter Klein, executive editor

What To Do with Fish When the River Runs Dry
Hakai Magazine
Laura Trethewey
Contributor: Jude Isabella, editor

Les déchets de la pandémie
Le Devoir
Paul Fontaine
Collaborateurs : Olivia Gélinas, développeuse en visualisation de données; Simon-Olivier Laperrière, développeur en visualisation de données; Cédric Gagnon, motion designer

Black in science: The legacy of racism in science and how Black scientists are moving the dial
Quirks & Quarks — CBC Radio
Amanda Buckiewicz, Nicole Mortillaro

Comment fonctionnent les vaccins contre le SRAS-CoV-2 (et ses variants)
Radio-Canada
Daniel Blanchette Pelletier
Collaborateurs : Daniel Blanchette Pelletier, journaliste; Charlie Debons-Ricard, designer; Francis Lamontagne, designer; Melanie Julien, chef de pupitre; André Guimaraes, développeur; Martine Roy, coordonnatrice; Mélanie Meloche-Holubowski, traduction; Johanne Lapierre, rédactrice en chef

Un empire montréalais de l’arnaque en ligne
Radio-Canada
Nicholas De Rosa, Jeff Yates, Brigitte Noël
Collaborateur : Roberto Rocha; Sophie Leclerc, illustrator

Gambling with Nova Scotia’s future
The Coast
Rob Csernyik
Contributors: Kyle Shaw, Handling Editor; Christine Oreskovich, Design

What Happens to Our Brains When We Get Depressed?
The Walrus
Simon Lewsen
Contributor: Carine Abouseif, editor


Best Service Feature / Journalisme de service

Chasing Icebergs Off Canada’s East Coast
Air Canada enRoute
Sydney Loney
Contributors: Tom Cochrane, photographer; Ben Smith, photographer; Adam Hefferman, photographer; Angel Sanz Correa, illustrator; Jessie Brinkman Evans, photographer

How to protect your home against climate change
All Things Home
Patrick Langston

How To Talk To Kids About The National Day For Truth And Reconciliation
CBC Parents
David Robertson
Contributors: Hallae Khosravi, producer; Kevin Naulls, producer

Canada’s Kitchen
The Globe and Mail
Julie Van Rosendaal, Maryam Siddiqi, Benjamin MacDonald, Christopher Manza

Rad présente Cobaye : Soins de la peau
Rad / Radio-Canada
Nicolas Pham
Collaborateurs : Sébastien Gaudet, Thomas Christopherson, vidéastes; Jean-Philippe Gagnon, montage et réalisation; Mathieu Waddell, réalisateur; Johanne Lapierre, rédactrice en chef; Melanie Julien, chef de pupitre; Carolina Cabral, coordonnatrice de production; Gigi Huynh, stratège; Charles Fortier, chef design et contenus numérique; Charles Desmarais, motion design; Emile Lord Ayotte, design graphique; Catherine Legault, édimestre; Laurence Beaudoin-Masse, conceptrice/rédactrice

Revive
UBC Journalism
Serena Renner


Best Online Video: Short / Meilleure vidéo en ligne — format court

Laura’s Gift: An organ donor’s story
CBC New Brunswick
Contributors: Maria Jose Burgos, producer; Hailley Furkalo, senior designer

Mon père ne me reconnaît plus
Le Devoir
Collaborateurs : Jasmine Legendre, journaliste vidéo; Matt Joycey, journaliste vidéaste

L’aspic testé par des enfants
Radio-Canada
Collaborateur : Bruno Florin, réalisateur et monteur

Le budget carbone illustré
Radio-Canada
Collaborateurs : Marianne Desautels-Marissal, journaliste; François Dubuc, motion designer; Johanne Lapierre, rédactrice en chef; Hélène Leroux, rédactrice en chef; Pierre-André Desautels, conception sonore; Catherine Marineau-Dufresne, réalisatrice-coordonnatrice


Best Online Video: Feature / Meilleure vidéo en ligne — format long

Les mirages de la chirurgie esthétique
Le Devoir
Collaborateurs : Jasmine Legendre, journaliste vidéo; Guillaume Levasseur, journaliste multimédia

Des jeunes redonnent un 2e souffle à Murdochville
24 heures
Collaborateurs : Jean Balthazard, producteur de contenu; Olivier Gélinas-Richard, vidéaste; Julien Schmidt, monteur; Charles D’Amboise, directeur de contenu


Best Online Video: Mini-Doc / Meilleure vidéo en ligne — mini-documentaire

Comment des policiers tirent-ils sur des personnes en crise?
Le Devoir
Collaborateurs : Améli Pineda, journaliste; Stéphanie Vallet, journaliste; Guillaume Levasseur, journaliste multimédia; Matt Joycey, journaliste vidéaste; Cédric Gagnon, motion designer

Convictions : Incursion chez les opposants aux mesures sanitaires
Rad / Radio-Canada
Collaborateurs : Simon Coutu, journaliste ; Johanne Lapierre, rédactrice en chef; Frédéric Lacelle, Mathieu Waddell, Florence Pelletier, vidéastes; Jean-Philippe Gagnon, monteur; Frédéric Lacelle, réalisateur; Sara Barrière-Brunet, chef de pupitre; Carolina Cabral, coordonnatrice de production; Gigi Huynh, Stratège; Charles Fortier, chef design et contenus numérique; Victor Kurc, Charles Desmarais, motion design; Catherine Legault, édimestre; Justine Grenier, conceptrice/rédactrice ; Laurent K Blais, recherche

Le vieil homme et ses squelettes
Radio-Canada
Collaborateurs : Marianne Desautels-Marissal, journaliste; Quentin Fabiani, réalisateur; Johanne Lapierre, rédactrice en chef; Hélène Leroux, rédactrice en chef; François Dubuc, motion designer; Catherine Marineau-Dufresne, réalisatrice-coordonnatrice

Sugar Baby : du glam au drame
Radio-Canada
Collaborateurs : Marie-Eve Tremblay, réalisatrice et animatrice; Alain Loiselle, co-réalisateur et vidéaste; Martin Labbé, designer et photographe; Mykael Adam, développeur numérique

Free Heroin, Cocaine & Meth Are Being Distributed to Stop Overdoses
VICE World News
Contributors: Manisha Krishnan, host and producer; Justin Silverman, senior producer; Natasha Grzincic, deputy editor; Courtney Brooks, executive producer; Alex Craig, director of photography; Dan Ferry, editor; Jarrel Lynch, editor


Best Podcast: Current Affairs / Meilleur balado : questions d’actualité

CANADALAND
Canadaland
Contributors: Jesse Brown, host; Sarah Lawrynuik and Kasia Mychajlowycz, senior producers; Damilola Onime, producer; Tristan Capacchione and Jeremy Kessler, audio editors; Cherise Seucharan, reporter; Andréa Schmidt and Kieran Oudshoorn, managing editors; Jonathan Goldsbie, news editor

Life Jolt
CBC Podcasts
Contributors: Rosemary Green, host; John Chipman, producer; Danielle Carr, associate producer; Glory Omotayo, coordinating producer; Graham MacDonald, mixer; Chris Oke, story editor; Geoff Turner, senior producer; Arif Noorani, executive producer

White Hot Hate
CBC Podcasts
Contributors: Michelle Shephard, host; Ryan Thorpe, reporter; Ashley Mak, producer; Kim Kaschor, associate producer; Sarah Melton, associate producer; Danelle Cloutier, mixer; Julia Whitman, mixer; Emilie Quesnel, digital producer; Emily Mathieu, fact-checker; Sean Moreman, legal; Chris Oke, senior producer; Arif Noorani, executive producer

Convictions Saison 2: QAnon
Radio-Canada
Collaborateurs : Brigitte Noël, Jeff Yates, Raed Hammoud

The Sound Aquatic
Hakai Magazine
Contributors: Elin Kelsey, host and producer; Katrina Pyne, producer; Amorina Kingdon, producer

Interprètes afghans : partir ou mourir
Radio-Canada
Collaborateurs : Michèle Ouimet, animatrice; Cédric Chabuel, réalisateur; Corinne Fréchette-Lessard, cheffe de projet de contenu; Catherine Vidal, directrice développement et production audionumérique; Natacha Mercure, première directrice audionumérique; Caroline Jamet, directrice générale radio, audio et Grand Montréal

Pire idée de ma vie : sugar baby
Radio-Canada
Collaborateurs : Marie-Eve Tremblay, animatrice et réalisatrice; Alain Loiselle, appui à la réalisation; Jo-Annie Larue, cheffe de projet de contenu; Catherine Vidal, directrice développement et production audionumérique; Annie Reeves, directrice développement et production audionumérique ; Natacha Mercure, première directrice audionumérique; Caroline Jamet, directrice générale radio, audio et Grand Montréal

Unascertained
TVO
Contributors: Yusuf Zine, host, writer and producer; Kevin Young, writer, producer and audio engineer; Michelle Shephard, story editor; Katie O’Connor, senior producer, TVO; Laurie Few, executive producer — digital, TVO


Best Podcast: Arts, Culture, & Society / Meilleur balado : arts, culture et société

Commons
Canadaland
Contributors: Arshy Mann, host/producer; Jordan Cornish, producer; Damilola Onime, associate producer; Tristan Capacchione, additional reporting; Andréa Schmidt and Kieran Oudshoorn, managing editors; Kevin Sexton, executive producer; Nathan Burley, music

The Dose
CBC Podcasts
Contributors: Dr. Brian Goldman, host; Rachel Sanders, producer; Willow Smith, producer; Colleen Ross, Dawna Dingwall, senior producer; Austin Pomeroy, technician, Billy Heaton, technician

Strong and Free
Historica Canada
Contributors: Historica Canada & Media Girlfriends, producers; Garvia Bailey, host

Garde-Manger
QUB Radio
Collaborateur : Anne-Sophie Carpentier, recherche, montage et réalisation

D’où je viens : le rap d’ici
Radio-Canada
Collaborateurs : Olivier Arbour-Masse, animateur; Olivier Boisvert-Magnen, animateur; Cédric Chabuel, réalisateur; Kapois Lamort, recherchiste; Marieme, recherchiste; Jo-Annie Larue, cheffe de projet de contenu; Annie Reeves, directrice développement et production audionumérique; Catherine Vidal, directrice développement et production audionumérique ; Natacha Mercure, première directrice audionumérique; Caroline Jamet, directrice générale radio, audio et Grand Montréal

Telling our Twisted Histories
Terre Innue
Ossie Michelin, director; Kahnietiio Horn, host; Karine Lanoie-Brien, concept; Ian Boyd and Reginald Vollant, original idea; Isabelle Picard, researcher; Karine Lanoie-Brien, Brad Gros-Louis and Ossie Michelin, interviewers; Benoit Dame, editor and sound designer; Anik Magny, production supervisor; Élodie Pollet, producer; Francine Allaire, executive producer and producer; music courtesy of Musique Nomade; musical theme The Crow Hop by Tee Cloud


Best Digital Design / Meilleur conception numérique

21 Black Futures
CBC Arts
Jeff Hume
Contributors: Chinedu Ukabam, creative director; Yung Yemi, logo design; Gloria Asse Elogo, graphic design

Seeing Dad through his lens
CBC News
Andrew McManus
Contributors: Matt Crider and Adam Foord, developers; Elizabeth Haggarty, senior producer

Nos projets interactifs et nos visualisations de données 2021 / Radio-Canada Info
Radio-Canada
Charlie Debons-Ricard, Francis Lamontagne, Santiago Salcido
Collaborateurs : Naël Shiab, journaliste de données; Daniel Blanchette Pelletier, journaliste; Charlie Debons-Ricard, designer; Francis Lamontagne, designer; Santiago Salcido, designer; Melanie Julien, chef de pupitre; André Guimaraes, développeur; Mathieu St-Laurent, développeur; Martine Roy, coordonnatrice; Johanne Lapierre, rédactrice en chef; Valérie Ouellet, journaliste de données CBC; Sylvène Gilchrist, réalisatrice CBC

The Skyluck Journals
The Doc Project
Andrew Nguyen, Ben Shannon, Geoff Isaac, Althea Manasan
Contributors: Jonathan Ore, copy editor; Tamara Baluja, copy editor; Anh Thang Dao, translations; Althea Manasan, lead digital producer; Ben Shannon, artwork, graphics and animation; Geoff Isaac, senior developer; Andrew Nguyen, writer, animations, documentary producer; Alison Cook, documentary producer

Fear along the Nile
The Globe and Mail
Christopher Manza
Contributors: Clare Vander Meersch, John Sopinski, Patrick Dell

The void in Calgary
The Globe and Mail
Jeremy Agius

Fire in the Sky
Toronto Star
Nathan Pilla
Contributors: Kelsey Wilson, video producer; Tania Pereira, digital producer

The Last Orca
Toronto Star
McKenna Deighton, Andres Plana
Contributor: Tania Pereira, digital producer


Best Photo Storytelling / Meilleur récit photo

The mothers’ days: Two friends comfort each other through pandemic parenthood
The Globe and Mail
Michelle Siu, Chloë Ellingson
Contributors: Clare Vander Meersch, Evan Annett, Ming Wong

‘They care about their plants and not us’: for migrant farmworkers in Ontario, COVID-19 made a bad situation worse
The Narwhal
Christopher Katsarov Luna
Contributors: Carol Linnitt, editor; Denise Balkissoon, editor; Mike De Souza, editor; Arik Ligeti, editor; Emma Gilchrist, editor


Best Social Storytelling / Meilleur récit sur les médias sociaux

Social Coverage of Canada’s Best New Restaurants
Air Canada enRoute
Contributors: Davina Sinnatamby, social media strategist; Jennifer Foden, senior editor; Nicolas Venturelli, senior digital graphic designer; Ian Gamache, digital product manager

COP26 coverage
CBC News
Contributors: Avneet Dhillon, host/producer; Marielle Torrefranca, MJ Burgos, Brock Wilson, producers; Kit Kolbegger, Kajal Pawar, associate producers; Charles Fogel, editor; Allison Cake, graphic designer; Amara McLaughlin, senior producer

Calendrier de l’Avent sur Instagram
Le Devoir
Collaborateurs : Sarah Boumedda, pupitreure numérique; Sandrine Vieira, journaliste de données

Couverture des élections fédérales 2021
Rad / Radio-Canada
Collaborateurs : Renée Joseph, Haroun Aramis, Nicolas Pham, Marie-Eve Maheu, Guillaume Lepage, Catherine Legault, Mathieu Papillon, Angie Landry, Olivier Arbour-Masse, journalistes; Frédéric Lacelle, Thomas Christopherson, Jean-Philippe Gagnon, Florence Pelletier; Johanne Lapierre, rédactrice en chef; Sara Barrière-Brunet, Melanie Julien, chef de pupitre; Caroline L. Couture, coordonnatrice de production; Gigi Huynh, stratège; Charles Fortier, chef design et contenus numérique; Charles Desmarais, Victor Kurc, motion design; Catherine Legault, édimestre ; Justine Grenier et Laurence Beaudoin-Masse, conceptrice/rédactrice


Best Editorial Newsletter / Meilleure infolettre éditoriale

City Hall Watcher
City Hall Watcher
Contributors: Matt Elliott, publisher & editor; Neville Park, contributor

Friday Things
Friday Things
Contributors: Stacy Lee Kong, founder and editor; Nhi Tran, art director

Infolettre Quatre95
Quatre95
Collaborateurs : Jean-Pierre Bastien, chef de contenu; David Mongeau-Petitpas, directeur des technologies; Marc-Antoine Jacques, directeur de création; Théo Gjini, développeur web

The Supplement Newsletter
The Supplement
Contributors: Samantha McCabe, Alex Nguyen, Sierra Bein


Innovation in Digital Storytelling / Innovation de l’année

Clean Water, Broken Promises
Clean Water, Broken Promises collaborative
Contributors

Hot Spot Tracker
The Local
Contributor: Tai Huynh

The void in Calgary
The Globe and Mail
Contributor: Jeremy Agius

Visualisations de données en 3D
Radio-Canada
Collaborateurs : Naël Shiab, journaliste de données; Daniel Blanchette Pelletier, journaliste; Charlie Debons-Ricard, designer; Francis Lamontagne, designer; Santiago Salcido, designer; Melanie Julien, chef de pupitre; André Guimaraes, développeur; Mathieu St-Laurent, développeur; Martine Roy, coordonnatrice; Johanne Lapierre, rédactrice en chef; Valérie Ouellet, journaliste de données CBC; Sylvène Gilchrist, productrice CBC


Emerging Excellence Award / Prix d’excellence : talent émergent

Award Sponsored by The Reader’s Digest Foundation of Canada

The Emerging Excellence Award honours an individual whose early work in Canadian digital publishing shows the highest degree of craft and promise. This award may recognize a writer, visual creator, designer, developer, publisher or other young professional who has demonstrated excellence and potential in one or more areas of Canadian digital publishing. This award is open to any individual under the age of 30.

Michelle Gamage
The Tyee

Alex Migdal
CBC Vancouver

Inori Roy
The Local

General Excellence in Digital Publishing: Small, Medium, and Large / Excellence générale en publication numérique : petite, moyenne, et grande

The General Excellence awards recognize the publications that maximize the possibilities of digital publishing; these are the publications that succeed in fulfilling their editorial mandate and represent the highest of journalistic standards. The award is presented in three divisions: small, medium, and large. 

In the small division, the nominees are Healthy Debate, The Local, and Xtra Magazine

In the medium division, the nominees are Canadaland, Le Devoir, and The Tyee.

In the large division, the nominees are CBC News Digital, The Globe and Mail, and Toronto Star.


Credit Changes & Additions

To request any credit changes, corrections, or additions, please send details to info@digitalpublishingawards.ca with “DPA Credit Change” in the subject line. The deadline for credit changes and additions is May 16. 

About the Winners’ Celebration

We’ll be announcing the winners of the 2022 Digital Publishing Awards on Twitter on May 31 beginning at 11:00 a.m. EDT. The full list of winners will be posted on our website, as well as on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter on May 31 at 1:00 p.m. EDT.

As acceptance speeches are the highlight of any awards presentation, we encourage all winners to record and send an acceptance speech in real time and we will retweet your reaction — just be sure to tag us @DPAwards. All nominees are also welcome to email a short, pre-recorded acceptance speech prior to May 31, which will be posted on our website and social media feeds if you win.

While there will not be a formal virtual awards ceremony this year, we are looking forward to hosting an in-person event for the industry in September

Acknowledgements

The National Media Awards Foundation is extremely grateful for the support from the Government of Canada and The Reader’s Digest Foundation of Canada. Special thanks also to Natalie Vineberg for creating this year’s visuals, and to Vesselin Stroumsky for developing our online submissions and judging platforms.

Call for Entries

The National Media Awards Foundation is excited to announce we are now accepting submissions for the 7th annual Digital Publishing Awards! This year, there are 24 categories Canadian content creators and digital publishers can submit their original work to, for the chance to be recognized by Canada’s most prestigious media awards organization. 

Categories

The 24 DPA categories feature a mix of awards for individual creators, teams of creators and publications at large, plus two special awards: The Emerging Excellence Award and the Digital Publishing Leadership Award.

For 2022, nine awards are also open to applicants of both the National Magazine Awards and National Magazine Awards: B2B, as well as applicants of the DPAs. For this cross-program initiative, all entries in each category will be evaluated by a single panel of judges, and one winner will be announced per each category below:

  • Best Editorial Newsletter
  • Best Podcast: Current Affairs
  • Best Podcast: Arts, Culture and Society
  • Best Online Video: Short
  • Best Online Video: Feature
  • Best Online Video: Mini-Doc
  • Best Arts & Culture Storytelling
  • Best Science & Technology Storytelling
  • Best Column

How to Submit

  1. Register online at https://submissions.digitalpublishingawards.ca/login 
  2. Review the Rules and Submission Requirements to ensure eligibility
  3. Review the submission Categories and complete the application(s)
  4. Pay the required entry fees 

Fees and Prizes

The fee to submit work to the DPAs is $125 per category, plus HST. The early bird fee is $115 per category, plus HST. Please note that the entry fee is only $25 for the two special award categories (Emerging Excellence Award and Digital Publishing Leadership Award). Gold winners of each individual creator award will receive a cash prize of $500, plus a winner’s certificate. Team creator and publication-specific awards will receive a certificate and/or winner’s seal.

Support for Freelancers

Independent writers and creators are entitled to an exclusive promotion under the Freelancer Support Fund, which allows them to get two entries for the price of one. The promotion only applies to individual creator categories (those with a $500 cash prize for Gold winners.) For more details on eligibility and how to access the promotion, click here.

Deadlines

The DPA Early Bird Rate offer ends on January 24, 2022 and the final submission deadline is January 28, 2022 at midnight (ET). Note that the deadline for the Emerging Excellence Award and the Digital Publishing Leadership Award is March 2, 2022.

National Magazine Awards and National Magazine Awards: B2B

Looking for more writing, visual or editorial categories? Try the National Magazine Awards, where Canadian content creators and both digital and print magazines are invited to submit their work to 28 different categories. If you’re looking to submit business-to-business content, be sure to check out the National Magazine Awards: B2B’s 18 unique categories.

Questions?

We have answers. Connect with us by email at info@digitalpublishingawards.ca, or via direct message on Twitter.

Call for Judges

The National Media Awards Foundation is now welcoming applications for judges for the 2022 Digital Publishing AwardsNational Magazine Awards, and the National Magazine Awards: B2B.

Since 1977, the NMAF has promoted and honoured excellence in journalism, writing, and visual creation in the Canadian magazine industry. In 2021, almost 2,000 entries across all three of our awards programs were evaluated by a dedicated roster of more than 230 volunteer judges from all areas of the magazine and digital media industries.

We welcome applications from people who bring different perspectives to the judging process—from established industry leaders to celebrated emerging talents. We are also committed to addressing systemic racism and structural biases in Canadian media by ensuring that our judging panels are reflective of Canada’s cultural diversity.

Judging will take place in February and March, 2022. To volunteer as a judge, please apply using the form on our website. If you have any questions about how to apply or the rest of the judging process, please email us at info@digitalpublishingawards.ca.



2022 Digital Publishing Awards Jury

The National Media Awards Foundation is pleased to introduce the 80+ judges that make up the 2022 Digital Publishing Awards jury. These media and digital publishing professionals volunteered their time and expertise to help us recognize excellence in Canadian digital publishing. From everyone at the NMAF, thank you!


Carine Abouseif

Carine Abouseif is a features editor at The Walrus. Prior to her work at The Walrus, she edited news and features for The Globe and Mail. Her writing has appeared in The Walrus, The Globe, Broadview, Maisonneuve, and elsewhere.

Luc Archambault

Luc Archambault, électron libre du monde de l’édition et des salles de presse, ayant touché au journalisme, à l’édition, à la rédaction, au Canada, aux USA, en Allemagne et en Chine. Présentement rattaché à Radio-Canada Ontario en tant que journaliste-web, il rêve de partager le restant de ses années entre Berlin et Hanoï, se la couler douce et continuer à refaçonner le monde par le truchement de sa poésie décapante…

Emily Baron Cadloff

With a decade of experience in journalism, Emily Baron Cadloff has worked across the country in television, radio, and print newsrooms. She is currently a staff writer at Modern Farmer, focusing on food and food policies, and she recently completed a senior fellowship with The Walrus. Emily has also been a freelance journalist for years, with bylines in publications across the world. Her favourite stories invariably touch on an interesting cultural phenomenon, a delicious recipe, or both.

Jean-Pierre Bastien

Before landing at URBANIA, Jean-Pierre Bastien covered South American news as a freelance journalist based in Rio de Janeiro and subsequently worked for VICE in Montreal as senior video producer. He is now the head of content of Quatre95, URBANIA‘s media dedicated to questions of money, personal finance and business.

Johan Batier

Experienced Graphic Designer with demonstrated experience of working in the Newspaper and Magazine Industry, Print, and Digital Custom Publishing Companies. Strong arts and design professional skilled in Art Direction, UI Design, Data Design, Infographics, Typography, and Storytelling.

Johan is now working at Métro Média for Journal Metro and those 25 district newspapers in Montreal and Quebec City.

Career History: Graphic designer/journalist/DA at La Presse Plus (Montreal), magazine L’actualité (Montréal), Art Fine Teacher on The Student Refugee Program (Montreal), Reader’s Digest (Montreal), Singapore Airline (Singapore), Canadian Tourism Commission (Vancouver), Investors Group (Winnipeg), National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)

Honors-Awards on Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA), Communication Awards, Society for News Design Awards (SND), North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA), PEARL Awards (Reflecting Excellence in Custom Publishing)

Dmitry Beniaminov

Dmitry Beniaminov is a digital operations and technology consultant who works with niche publishers and media outlets to help them with various web/tech/dev/ad-ops issues.

Liann Bobechko

Liann Bobechko has been working in the magazine industry since 2000, for the last 18 years at Cottage Life, where she is now Deputy Editor. In addition to developing print and digital stories and publishing a regular enewsletter, she has created numerous special interest publications, and helped make the first season of the Cottage Life podcast. She has served on the board of the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors, and spoken at industry events at Centennial College and the Professional Writers Association of Canada. Liann is proud to have worked with some of Canada’s finest writers on many award-winning features, packages, and departments over the years.

Marianne Boire

Journaliste et communicatrice depuis 20 ans, Marianne se passionne depuis toujours pour les sujets qui touchent la santé, l’environnement et la saine alimentation. Après avoir œuvré dans l’univers télévisuel, elle est aujourd’hui rédactrice en chef du magazine web 100°, pour l’organisation M361, où elle s’intéresse de près à l’impact social des différentes initiatives dans le domaine de la prévention en santé.

Chris Bond

Chris Bond, Associate Creative Director at SJC Content on the Sobeys account, focuses on delivering industry-leading, innovative digital content. Chris supports high-level creative for seasonal Mid-funnel, in-store POS and Always On Social programs along with mentoring the creative team and supporting the creative director on the account. Previously, Chris worked in magazines for 20+ years on both the digital and print products for a variety of titles including Canadian Living, Style at Home, ELLE Canada and HELLO Canada.

Lindsay Borthwick

Lindsay has 20 years of experience as a writer, editor and content strategist specializing in science, technology and innovation. She has worked as an editor for national magazines in the United States and Canada, including Seed, Green Living and Best Health, as a senior correspondent for Research Money, and as content lead for a variety of digital publications backed by science philanthropies. Lindsay lives in Toronto.

Claire Bouchard

Claire Bouchard is Director, Branded Content, at La Presse. She leads the conception and execution of all Branded Content campaigns, with a strong focus on strategy. She also acts as the editor-in-chief of five magazines published in the tablet app, La Presse+ (SUITE, Habitat, Ambiance maison, 46-64 and Édition limitée). She proactively builds opportunities for content monetization, without sacrificing its quality. Annually, her team produces an impressive total of 1500 stories. She is also the author of two books about Montréal.

Sarah Boumedda

Sarah Boumedda est journaliste au pupitre numérique au quotidien Le Devoir, où elle œuvre depuis 2017. Détentrice d’un baccalauréat en journalisme de l’Université Concordia, elle se spécialise dans l’innovation, la déclinaison et la diffusion de contenus journalistiques sur diverses plateformes numériques, avec une attention particulière sur les réseaux sociaux. Ailleurs qu’au Devoir, elle a aussi développé une expertise en presse écrite, en photographie et en production radio dans plusieurs publications indépendantes à Montréal et en Amérique du Nord.

Magdaline Boutros

Magdaline Boutros est journaliste au Devoir depuis 2018. Elle se spécialise dans la couverture des enjeux sociétaux. Elle a réalisé plusieurs reportages à l’étranger, notamment en Ukraine, au Pakistan, au Liban et en Argentine. Avec en poche un baccalauréat en relations internationales de l’Université de Montréal et une maîtrise en politique comparée et relations internationales de l’Institut d’études politiques de Bordeaux, elle avait préalablement travaillé à La Presse canadienne, au Journal de Montréal et à L’Express de Toronto

Sarah Bugden

Sarah Bugden is the Ontario bureau chief at The Canadian Press. Prior to joining CP in January, she spent two years as the assistant managing editor at the Edmonton Journal/Sun and before that she was an editor at The Globe and Mail.

Kitra Cahana

A documentary photographer, filmmaker and photo/video artist, Kitra Cahana has contributed to National GeographicThe New York Times and other leading publications. She’s the recipient of numerous honours, including a Peabody Award, the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award and two World Press Photo prizes. Her latest film Perfecting The Art Of Longingcan be viewed here on the Op-Docs site.

Sasha Chapman

Sasha Chapman is a longform writer and editor best known for exploring food systems and their profound effect in shaping us and the world that sustains us; her work at The Walrus, Cottage Life, Hakai and Toronto Life has won numerous awards.

Jason Chiu

Jason A. Chiu is a Visual Editor at The New York Times.  He works on long features and visual storytelling in special projects, specifically The NYT’s Headway team.  Previously he worked as Deputy Head of Visuals at The Globe And Mail.  He’s also a member of the Board of Governors of the National Newspaper Awards and a mentor with the Canadian Association of Journalists. 

James Cowan

James Cowan is the former editor of Report on Business and Canadian Business magazines.

Alicia Cox Thomson

Alicia Cox Thomson has been working in the media industry for 20 years as a digital editor and content producer for some of Canada’s biggest lifestyle brands, including Chatelaine and HGTV Canada. Now a writer on lifestyle, design and the arts, she’s been published in Chatelaine, Maclean’s, Today’s Parent, CBC Life, Elle Canada, Refinery29, Canadian Business and more. 

Nathalie Cusson

Nathalie Cusson is a self-called hybrid that evolved in the Advertising and Design industries. She brings extensive hands-on experience in corporate identity, branding design, editorial design, and art direction, as well as retail environment design, motion and film making. She has worked on many iconic Canadian brands, including; LCBO, Rethink Breast Cancer, Air Canada’s enRoute, Fairmont Hotel & Resorts, CIBC and Telus. More recently, Nathalie lead the design team of Le Parc to do a complete rebrand of Goldie Hawn’s foundation MindUp for Life. Her work has been recognized through many award shows, from organizations like Vimeo Staff Pick, NOWNESS, Applied Arts, Communication Arts, the National Magazine Awards (14 prizes), Magnum Opus Award, Folio: Eddie and Ozzie Awards, the AIGA, the Effie Awards and the ADCC.

Gillian Dobias

With a 20-year career in broadcast television, print, radio and digital, Gillian Dobias works as a producer and content strategist, combining her editorial credentials with brand experience to deliver powerful stories with a memorable message. Gillian started her career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation — first in current affairs and subsequently for the internationally syndicated lifestyle series “Fashion File”. Independent commissions for the BBC followed and in 2007 she joined the launch team of Monocle. As Executive Producer of Broadcast, Gillian set up and ran Monocle Films. In addition to editorial videos she produced branded content for the publication’s commercial clients in government, aviation, luxury and tech industries. In 2017 Gillian set up her own production company specialising in the creative industries and built environment. Clients include: Airbnb, McKinsey, Swarovski, COS, Rossinavi Super Yachts and Winkreative.

Christian Duperron

Christian Duperron has been around digital news for 15 years and is currently in charge of the digital news content for Le Devoir on its various platforms. Last year, he worked with the TV news team at the launch of Noovo Info after being a news director for HuffPost Québec, where he worked for 8 years. Previously, he worked as director of digital platforms and web editor-in-chief for the Métro Montréal newspaper.

Christian Duperron évolue dans le domaine de l’information numérique depuis 15 ans et est actuellement responsable des nouvelles en ligne pour Le Devoir sur ses différentes plateformes. L’an dernier, il a travaillé avec l’équipe de l’information télé au lancement de Noovo Info, après avoir été directeur de l’information pour le HuffPost Québec, où il a oeuvré pendant 8 ans. Il avait auparavant occupé différents postes au journal Métro Montréal, notamment à titre de directeur des plateformes interactives et de rédacteur en chef web.

Ralph Elawani

Ralph Elawani est écrivain et éditeur. Il a fondé et dirige les collections NITRATE et FILMÉCRITURE aux éditions Somme route.

Eugénie Emond

Eugénie Emond est journaliste indépendante. Elle collabore avec différents médias dont Beside Media et Radio-Canada. Son travail lui a valu une médaille d’or aux Prix d’excellence en publication numérique l’an dernier ainsi que deux Grands prix du journalisme indépendant. Elle termine également une maîtrise en gérontologie à l’Université de Sherbrooke.

Christine Estima

Christine Estima has written for The New York Times, The Observer, The Walrus, New York Daily News, VICE, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Chatelaine, Refinery29, Metro News Canada, CBC, etalk, Bitch Magazine, Maisonneuve Magazine, Broadview Magazine, and many more. She was short-listed for the 2018 Allan Slaight Prize for Journalism, long-listed for the 2015 CBC Canada Writes Creative NonFiction prize, and was a finalist in 2011 Writers’ Union of Canada short-prose competition. Visit ChristineEstima.com.  

Sahar Fatima

Sahar Fatima is the Digital Editor for The Boston Globe’s Metro section. Sahar was previously a reporter and a digital producer at Toronto Star, where she worked to amplify voices from underrepresented communities. She has also reported for The Globe and Mail.

Valérie Gaudreau

Au Soleil depuis 2003, Valérie Gaudreau a travaillé dans divers secteurs avant de couvrir la scène municipale de Québec de 2011 à 2017. Elle fait cette année-là le saut à la direction comme cheffe des nouvelles avant d’été nommée rédactrice en chef du Soleil, poste qu’elle occupe depuis juin 2018. Elle collabore aussi à la radio de Radio-Canada, à la radio CKIA-FM et auprès des jeunes journalistes du magazine de rue La Quête qui vient en aide aux itinérants du centre-ville de Québec.

Jane Gerster

Jane Gerster is an award-winning independent reporter whose critical history of the RCMP, For the Good of the Force, will be published by McClelland & Stewart in 2022.

Hollay Ghadery

Hollay Ghadery is a writer living in rural Ontario on Anishinaabe land. She has her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Guelph. Her fiction, non-fiction, and poetry have been published in various literary journals. Fuse, her memoir of mixed-race identity and mental health, was released by Guernica Editions’ MiroLand imprint in spring 2021. Hollay’s debut collection of poetry, Rebellion Box, is due to be released in spring 2023 with Radiant Press. Hollay is also the Reviews Editor for the Minola Review—a literary journal dedicated to publishing women-identifying and non-binary writers. 

Laura Godfrey

Laura Godfrey is a content editor for Torstar’s daily newspapers, primarily the Toronto Star, where she recently had the pleasure of designing the front page on multiple occasions during a summer 2021 secondment. She also has three years’ worth of leadership experience, having worked as a production manager for StarMetro newspapers and Pagemasters North America, where she led teams of editors and designers through daily newspaper production and major workflow transitions.

Danielle Groen

Danielle Groen is a Toronto-based writer and editor whose work has appeared in magazines and newspapers across Canada. She’s won six National Magazine Awards and the Allan Slaight Prize for Journalism.

Photo Credit: Bernard Brault 

Isabelle Hachey

Isabelle Hachey est chroniqueuse à La Presse. Auparavant, elle a fait partie de l’équipe d’enquête de ce journal. Elle a également été correspondante à Londres et a couvert des zones de conflits, notamment en Ukraine, en Irak, en Libye et dans les territoires palestiniens. Lauréate du prix Judith-Jasmin à six reprises, elle a aussi remporté le prix Jules-Fournier, attribué par le Conseil supérieur de la langue française en reconnaissance de la qualité de la langue de ses écrits. 

Natalie Harmsen

Natalie Harmsen is the assistant editor at Slice and Complex Canada. Her writing has appeared in Maisonneuve, Chatelaine, Elle Canada and more. She was a National Magazine Award nominee for Best Personal Journalism in 2020.

Jordan Heath-Rawlings

Jordan Heath-Rawlings has spent more than two decades at all levels of Canadian media. He began his career as a newspaper reporter and editor with various Toronto dailies. He was a founding editor of Sportsnet Magazine in 2011 and went on to revamp and lead Sportsnet.ca’s newsroom as Deputy Editor. As Director of Special Projects at Rogers Media, he worked with magazines like Maclean’s, Today’s Parent, and Chatelaine on their biggest editorial initiatives. In 2018, he moved to podcasting and launched Frequency Podcast Network, where he oversees a network of 30+ shows and hosts Frequency’s award-winning flagship daily news show, The Big Story. Jordan is also the host of the critically acclaimed narrative podcast The Gravy Train, which details the life and legacy of the late Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. He lives in Toronto with his wife and young daughter and enjoys sports, reading, whiskey, asking questions and getting answers.

Meigan Henry

Based out of Victoria, British Columbia, Meigan Henry is the senior video producer and a video editor for both Hakai Magazine (www.hakaimagazine.com) and the Hakai Institute (www.hakai.org). Before she moved back to Canada, she worked as an editorial producer for the Digital Studio at Smithsonian Enterprises, and as Director of Production for the Missions Media division of the National Geographic Society. Meigan is passionate about working with scientists, artists, and communicators towards the shared goal of creating engaging and accurate science media.

Kim Honey

Kim Honey is a veteran news reporter and editor who has worked at six newspapers and two magazines during her 35-year career in Canadian journalism, including The Globe and MailThe Toronto Star and Maclean’s. She has won awards for feature writing and spot news, and edited stories nominated for Michener, National Newspaper and National Magazine awards. Honey is currently the deputy editor of Zoomer magazine, where she edits, writes and runs their Zed book club and website. 

Nathara Imenes

Nathara Imenes is a multidisciplinary professional. After spending 10+ years editing for TV, she shifted to film and podcast editing. She’s currently working as a producer at Yahoo Studios.
She has Film and Journalism training; the pandemic lockdowns made her reconnect with her passion for scriptwriting.

An enthusiastic at-home barista, she likely listened to the podcasts sipping some tea latte while snuggling with one of her two puppies.

Tanay Jaipuria

Tanay Jaipuria is a product manager at Instagram where he works on creator monetization. In the past, he has worked on new ad and media formats at Facebook and as a consultant at McKinsey. He also writes a popular weekly newsletter on the business of technology and has been a contributor to TechCrunch and Huffington Post. Tanay graduated with a BS in Computer Science from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Katie Jensen

Katie Jensen runs Vocal Fry Studios, a Toronto podcast production company creating original podcasts for media companies, brands & non-profits. She’s made podcasts for CBC Podcasts, Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment, Indigo, David Suzuki Foundation, Globe and Mail, St. Joseph Media, Canada Media Fund, Polaris Music Prize, The Atkinson Foundation, and Canadaland.

Jimmy Jeong

Jimmy Jeong is a Korean-Canadian photojournalist based in Vancouver. His approach in his photojournalism is to respect the individuals who allows space into their lives and stories. Jimmy’s contributions include Maclean’s, The Globe and Mail, Getty, the United Nations, Der Spiegel, Men’s Health, and Bloomberg. Select recognition includes American Photographic Artists, Communication Arts, Online Journalism Awards and Prix de la Photographie Paris. He is a founding member of Rogue Collective and a member of DiversifyPhoto. During the start of the pandemic Jimmy became a founding mentor with Room Up Front, a mentorship for aspiring BIPOC photojournalists in Canada.

Jessica Johns

Jessica Johns is a nehiyaw aunty with English-Irish ancestry and a member of Sucker Creek First Nation in Treaty 8 territory in Northern Alberta. Her short story “Bad Cree” won the 2020 Writers’ Trust Journey Prize and her novel of the same name will be released in January 2023 with HarperCollins in Canada and Doubleday in the US.

Hugo Joncas

Il s’est consacré au journalisme économique à l’hebdomadaire Les Affaires avant de commencer à faire de plus en plus d’investigations. Il est passé au Bureau d’enquête du Journal de Montréal en 2014, puis à La Presse en 2021, comme journaliste d’enquête économique. Il se penche sur la face cachée de l’immobilier, la fraude, les relations entre le crime organisé et l’économie légale. Il porte aussi un regard attentif sur les questions de cybersécurité.

Pierre Kattar

Pierre Kattar is a video journalist and documentary filmmaker. He started at The Washington Post’s website in 1999 where he produced video news stories and short documentaries. He left The Post in 2010 and now works as an independent filmmaker. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, he grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Kattar graduated from DePaul University with an International Studies degree focusing on gender, power and race. He now lives in Rome, Italy.

Kate Knibbs

Kate Knibbs is a writer and editor currently living in Chicago. She is a senior staff writer at Wired magazine, and was formerly on staff at The Ringer and Gizmodo.

Darian Kovacs

Darian Kovacs Indigenous Business Leader in Marketing, Communications, & PR I am an Indigenous business leader with 15 years of experience in marketing, communications, and public relations and have founded my own firm, Jelly Digital Marketing & PR.

Xavier Kronström Richard

Xavier Kronström Richard est journaliste et stratège de contenu numérique basé à Montréal. Il travaille depuis 15 ans dans les médias où il conçoit et produit des contenus innovants et engageants pour les plateformes numériques. Il a notamment piloté des programmes d’innovation numérique à CBC/Radio-Canada, et a lancé la maison de production de balados Grand public en 2019. Depuis 2022, il travaille sur les stratégies d’engagement dans l’équipe numérique du Devoir.

Marie Lambert-Chan

Marie Lambert-Chan est cheffe de contenu, Science et environnement, pour le Service de l’information de Radio-Canada. De 2016 à 2022, elle a été rédactrice en chef de Québec Science, le seul magazine scientifique francophone destiné au grand public au Canada. Titulaire d’un baccalauréat en communication, profil journalisme, de l’UQAM, elle a collaboré aux émissions Moteur de recherche et Bien entendu, sur les ondes d’ICI Première, et On va se le dire, sur ICI Télé.

Dominique Lamberton

Dominique is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience in publishing, having held roles at some of Canada’s top media brands. Newly based in Calgary, she’s the managing editor at city lifestyle magazine Avenue. Prior to joining the team at Avenue, she was a senior editor at Air Canada enRoute and, before that, an associate editor at Chatelaine. Her work has also appeared in Best HealthCanadian Health & Lifestyle and re:porter.

Jessica Leeder

Jessica Leeder is an Emmy-winning independent journalist who writes narrative nonfiction and fictional stories. Her feature work has appeared lately in The Walrus, Chatelaine and MaRS Magazine. Previously, she was Atlantic Bureau Chief at The Globe and Mail. Jessica has also reported for the Toronto Star, the Dallas Morning News, and the National Post. Her work, including assignments in Afghanistan and Haiti, has been recognized by the NNA’s, the Atlantic Journalism Awards, EPPYs, Webbys and the DPAs. She was awarded Personal Essay of the Year at the 2019 DPAs for a Globe piece detailing the difficulty of getting an abortion in Nova Scotia.

Jean-François Légaré

Jean-François Légaré is an editorial director at Sid Lee, one of the world’s leading creative agencies, where he collaborates with a team of content creators, designers and strategists for brands like Hyundai and the UNDP Accelerator Lab Network, Samsung, Air Transat, IGA, Ivanhoe Cambridge and more. JF landed at Sid Lee after 15 years in media, where he made his mark as a travel, fashion and lifestyle reporter and editor for some of Canada’s top magazines. During his 3-year tenure as editor-in-chief of enRoute, Air Canada’s renowned travel magazine, the publication was named the world’s best inflight magazine by Monocle. The Canadian Society of Magazine Editors named him Editor of the Year in 2018.

Owen Leitch

Owen Leitch is a media executive and journalist with experience in newsrooms in Canada and abroad, specializing in live news, current affairs and content development strategy. He is the Executive Producer of Global Brands for Narcity Media and is based in Toronto, Ontario. Previously, Owen has worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Al Jazeera English.

Guillaume Levasseur

Journaliste multimedia au Devoir depuis 2016, Guillaume Levasseur est passionné par la représentation visuelle de l’information. Son travail en tant que vidéaste a contribué à développer l’identité video du Devoir au cours des dernières années. Il a une grande passion pour la direction photo et tout ce qui touche l’image d’une video. Geek de nature et grand fan de Star Wars, il détient un diplôme collégial en photographie, un baccalauréat en politique appliquée et un diplôme de deuxième cycle en journalisme.

Den Levy

Dan Levy is a Montreal-based writer, editor and content strategist. Since earning a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University, he has navigated the fascinating waters of media think tanks, global marketing agencies, and fast-growing tech startups. He was the founding editor of the National Magazine Award-winning blog Sparksheet and currently serves as Director, Content and Corporate Messaging, at Ada.

Shelby Lisk

Shelby Lisk is an Ottawa-based Kanyen’kehá:ka photographer, filmmaker, and journalist with roots in Kenhtè:ke (Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, in Ontario). She is currently the Indigenous Hub Reporter for TVO, based out of Carleton University.

Jacqueline Loch

Jacquie is a content strategy and media executive specializing in delivering multi-platform content marketing solutions and ROI for brands across social media, digital, video, print, SEO, custom research and e-commerce. With over 25 years of experience, she is a branded content solutions expert who drives engagement and results for clients, and cultivates C-level relationships. In her role as EVP Customer Innovation, she works closely with SJC’s largest clients to create innovative and compelling cross platform content solutions that deliver on company revenue goals. Most recently, Jacquie was VP & Group Publisher at SJC Media and TC Media where she oversaw portfolios of consumer media brands including FASHIONELLE CanadaCanadian Living, and Style at Home, and held the roles of VP Content Solutions and VP Client Solutions at Rogers Media, where she launched and led Rogers award-winning Content Solutions division. A recognized leader in marketing solutions and media innovation, Jacquie is Chair of The Content Council (New York) and a frequent speaker across North America and Europe, having created award-winning multi-platform content strategies for a range of clients.

Judith Lussier

Judith Lussier est autrice, journaliste, chroniqueuse et animatrice. On lui doit plusieurs essais, dont “On peut plus rien dire: le militantisme à l’ère des réseaux sociaux”, et “Annulé(e), réflexions sur la cancel culture” (Cardinal). Elle a collaboré aux émissions ALT (VRAK) et On se fera pas d’amis (Télé-Québec), en plus de coanimer la série de capsules Les Brutes à Télé-Québec. Elle anime actuellement Les Sorcières, un balado de discussions féministes.

Samia Madwar

Samia Madwar is the managing editor at The Walrus. She was previously an editor at Up Here magazine and a new media editor at Canadian Geographic.

Tahiat Mahboob

Tahiat Mahboob is a multimedia journalist and educator. From politics to pop-culture, her insatiable curiosity has led her to produce stories on a wide range of beats. She has worked in Bangladesh, America and Canada, reporting for The Daily Star, Asia Society, CBC/Radio-Canada, CTV News, and Global News across mediums. Her work focuses on covering underreported communities, educating storytellers from marginalized groups, and developing sustainable newsroom strategies​. Tahiat has taught at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and CUNY’s Craig Newmark School of Journalism. She’s a fellow of the Online News Association 2021 Women’s Leadership Accelerator and holds a master’s degree from Columbia University.

Anna McKenzie

Anna McKenzie is a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation and a grateful guest on the unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation. A mother of three, she is currently completing her first year of law school at the University of Victoria’s Joint Law Degree program in Common Law and Indigenous Legal Orders. Prior to this, Anna worked as a reporter with IndigiNews, the Discourse Media and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) focusing on Indigenous child welfare issues. Along with her colleagues at IndigiNews, Anna was awarded Silver for Best Investigative Story by the Canadian Online Publishing Awards for her breakthrough story on birth alerts. 

David McPherson

David McPherson is a Waterloo, Ontario-based author, freelance writer, and communications consultant. Ever since attending his first rock concert in 1989 (The Who) and buying his first LP (Freeze Frame by The J. Geils Band), music has become “the elixir of his life.” With more than 18,000 songs on his iPod, and an ever-growing vintage vinyl collection, it’s a joy for him to discover new music; he loves sharing these discoveries with his wife and two children. After watching his first show [The Old 97s] at the Horseshoe Tavern more than twenty years ago, he was in love with this iconic venue. David’s first book: The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern: A Complete History was published in 2017 by Dundurn Press. His latest book – Massey Hall – was published in November 2021. A regular contributor to Words + Music, Canadian Cycling, and CSA News, over the years, his writing has appeared in countless publications including: Grammy.com, Zoomer!, Sharp, the Globe & Mail, No Depression, Paste, American Songwriter, Bluegrass Unlimited, Exclaim! and Canadian Musician. As president and chief creative officer of McPherson Communications, David helps clients get the words right. Current clients include: Westmount Golf & Country Club and Telus International.

Farhan Mohamed

Farhan Mohamed is the co-founder and CEO of Overstory Media Group, a media company focused on rebuilding local news. Since launching the company in May 2021, Overstory employs more than 35 people and has grown to more than 10 community publications, including Capital Daily, Burnaby Beacon, Fraser Valley Current, and Vancouver Tech Journal. Prior to Overstory, Farhan was the Editor-in-Chief and co-owner at Daily Hive, helping to grow the company from a passion project to a fully functioning newsroom across Canada. Under his direction, the publication grew from 200,000 monthly unique visitors to over 6.5 million. 

Jessica Murphy

Jessica Murphy has been in the news industry for over 15 years – currently with BBC News, where she works as a news editor with the Canadian and US digital teams. She has reported from Montreal. Ottawa, Washington DC and Toronto.

Sabrina Myre

Sabrina Myre est une journaliste indépendante basée à Montréal, après plusieurs années à l’étranger. Depuis Jérusalem, elle a produit des reportages pour des médias de différents pays. Elle a aussi travaillé à Paris pour Radio France international et le magazine Jeune Afrique, entre 2014 et 2016. Elle est aussi lauréate d’une médaille d’argent en 2020 pour son reportage «La longue route des survivantes yézidies» en Irak, publié dans le magazine ELLE Québec. Elle a passé les huit premières années de sa carrière à Radio-Canada.