Nunatsiaq News nabs 11 community journalism awards

Nunatsiaq News was awarded very first put for Very best Entrance Site in this year’s Canadian Neighborhood Newspaper Awards for this collection from Sept. 16, 2022. (Nunatsiaq Information impression)

Nunatsiaq Information is celebrating a handful of countrywide group journalism awards this week.

News Media Canada announced the winners of its 2023 Canadian Group Newspaper Awards Friday and Nunatsiaq News was honoured with 11 awards, such as four first-place finishes.

News Media Canada is an marketplace business that signifies hundreds of print and digital publications throughout the state. Its judges selected winners in 27 groups from a full of 798 entries.

Nunatsiaq News gained very first place for Greatest Entrance Webpage and Very best Coverage of the Arts, with entries from reporters Jeff Pelletier, Madalyn Howitt and previous reporters David Venn and Cedric Gallant.

Judges explained Nunatsiaq News’s range of tales about tunes, language, literature and Inuit tattoos is “what arts coverage really should be.”

Reporter Madalyn Howitt was lauded with a 1st-place gain in Greatest Regional Civic Journalism for her coverage of an Ottawa town councillor’s fight from a new Larga Baffin facility for Nunavummiut who vacation to the city for medical treatment.

Judges called the tale a “well-well balanced, instructive piece” that does not just take sides or get bogged down in technological jargon.

“It politely known as out NIMBYism and gave voice to two communities who are geographically significantly aside but must occur collectively for the good of both of those,” claimed the judges.

Former Nunatsiaq News reporter David Venn’s story about an exceptionally popular cake-maker in Rankin Inlet was also celebrated with a 1st-spot gain in Very best Small business Composing.

Nunatsiaq Information locked in five 2nd-area finishes, including Greatest Web page.

Running editor Corey Larocque got the 2nd-area nod for Most effective Countrywide Editorial, for writing about NDP MP Lori Idlout’s modify of coronary heart on the Liberals following her party’s partnership with them very last yr.

“This is a properly-composed piece,” judges wrote about the editorial. “Neither flowery nor over-crafted, it will get straight to the stage in contacting out a regional federal politician on the perceived hypocrisy of her steps.”

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This picture taken by former Nunatsiaq Information staffer David Venn exhibiting Naujaat’s Josh Mapsalak harvesting a caribou in Oct 2022, gained next area for Best Aspect Photograph in this year’s Canadian Local community Newspaper Awards. (Photograph by David Venn)

Former reporter David Venn gained two next-spot honours for his photography — 1 for Ideal News Element Picture and a different for Most effective Function Image.

Freelance photographer Denis Cahill also came in 2nd location in Finest Image Essay for his photography from last year’s Canada Summer months Video games.

Nunatsiaq Information has two third-location finishes to celebrate, which include just one for Greatest Sports activities Coverage which bundled picks from editor Gord Howard, previous reporter David Venn and reporter Madalyn Howitt.

“Nunatsiaq Information is special in that it can make geography and tradition a character in its coverage,” claimed the judges.

“Whether it is athletes excelling from little communities, the effort and hard work it can take to essentially just journey to game titles a great deal considerably less participate in, or the desire to supply protection in indigenous languages, this entry shows all that.”

Also honoured with a third-spot award was former editor Emma Tranter in Greatest Element Sequence for her coverage of Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.’s vacation to France in search of an infamous priest accused of sexual abuse of Nunavut youth many years back.