Stephen Kimber’s election-eve profile of the man who would become Nova Scotia’s first ever New Democratic Party premier won the Gold Award for Best Feature at the 2009 Atlantic Journalism Awards.
The story, "Who is Darrell Dexter?", appeared in the June 3, 2009 edition of The Coast, Halifax’s alternative weekly. Coast writers were finalists in five categories at last night’s awards presentation in Halifax.
King’s Journalism School alumni were also well represented. Christina Harnett (along with Myfanwy Davies) of CBC Radio, Halifax, NS, won the Gold medal for Feature Writing, Radio. Christina was also a finalist in the Enterprise Reporting catergory. Other finalists included Bev Ware (Spot News, Print), Rob Linke (Enterprise Reporting, Print), Joan Weeks (Continuing Coverage, Radio), Chris O’Neill-Yates (Feature Writing, Television), Norma Jean MacPhee (Arts and Entertainment Reporting) and Eleanor Beaton (Commentary and Best Magazine Profile). Halifax Magazine, edited by King’s alum Trevor J. Adams, won for Best Magazine Cover. A number of other journalism grads were members of newsroom teams that won or were finalists in other categories.
2010 journalism grads Jon Linds (Atlantic Lottery Corporation Achievement Award) and Jennifer Pawluk (Province of Nova Scotia Prize) were also recognized during the ceremony.
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