Best Podcast, Top 3 Finalists

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Over the past decade, podcasts have emerged as one of the most captivating form of non-fiction storytelling. They inform us of the news, provide context and insight, educate and excite us.
South of the border, we were (and continue to be) enthralled by podcasts like This American Life, Serial and Radiolab. Now, we have our own impressive selection of shows from Canadian creators to choose from, and we’re excited to show you our judges’ selections for the Best Podcast award. 
This year’s award will honour the podcast series that best serves its intended audience. The originality of the theme and the quality of production will be judged, as well as creative use of the podcasting medium.
This year’s nominees are nothing short of momentous, relevant and urgent. They include conversations with multifaceted, real, interesting, and flawed women, an re-investigation into the murder of a 24-year-old Indigenous woman in BC in 1989, and conversations about race in Canada, and why they’re so important.
We encourage you take a listen to this year’s nominees:
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Connie Walker, Creator
Heather Evans, Editor
Marnie Luke, Producer
Contributors: Lori Ward; Cesil Fernandes; Ashley Walters; Harold Dupuis
Colour Code
The Globe and Mail
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Hannah Sung and Denise Balkissoon, Creators & Producers
Timothy Moore, Editor
Danielle Webb, Digital developer
Danielle Webb, Designer
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Lauren Mitchell
and Anshuman Iddamsetty, Creators
Jordan Ginsberg and Anshuman Iddamsetty, Editors
Anshuman Iddamsetty, Producer


The winners of the Best Podcast award will be announced at the Digital Publishing Awards Soirée on Thursday June 1, 2017 in Toronto. Join us!

[ Tickets are now on sale ]

Full list of 2017 nominees
Digital Publishing Awards Event Details

Best News Coverage: Local & Provincial, Top 3 Finalists

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Local news— despite being a hot topic of debate across Canada— is a crucial part of the Canadian media landscape. Canadians depend on local and provincial news coverage for more than just traffic reports and the weather; local news conserves culture, drives conversation, and educates communities on topics often overlooked at the national level.

Following last year’s inaugural Digital Publishing Awards, the Best News Coverage award was split into two divisions: Local & Provincial and National & International.

The award for Best News Coverage: Local & Provincial will honour excellence in news reporting of a single topic or event of local or provincial significance, based on the enterprise and skill of the reporter or team of reporters, including insightful analysis and compelling narrative. This award will go to the digital publication that best serves its audience through timely, original reporting on a single topic or event.
For the 2017 nominees, we see national stories, including the Fentanyl Crisis and the Fort McMurray Wildfires, through a local lens. Also, a deep look into the preservation of a city’s aging trees.
Take a look at the jury’s three finalists for Best News Coverage: Local & Provincial Coverage:
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The Globe and Mail
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Jill Mahoney and Leyland Cecco, Reporters
Nicole MacIntyre
, Editor
Murat Yukselir, Designer
Terra Ciolfe, Contributor
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Ashley Geddes, Editor
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Natalie Clancy, Reporter
Alison Broddle, Editor

The winners of the Best News Coverage: Local & Provincial award will be announced at the Digital Publishing Awards Soirée on Thursday June 1, 2017 in Toronto. Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees!

Full list of 2017 nominees
Digital Publishing Awards Event Details
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