TORONTO, April 27, 2012 /CNW/ – The Globe and Mail has taken home eight
National Newspaper Awards to lead all newspapers in the 63rd National
Newspaper Awards competition.
The Toronto Star was next with five.
Single awards went to Getty Images, Hamilton Spectator, La Presse of
Montreal, Le Journal de Montreal, London Free Press, Reuters, St.
John’s Telegram, Sarnia Observer, and Vancouver Province.
The winners and runners-up were announced at an awards ceremony in
Toronto on April 27, 2012. Winners received cheques for $1,000 and a
certificate of award. Runners-up received citations of merit.
This is the 23rd year for the NNAs under a Board of Governors which includes editors,
publishers and the public from across Canada as well as representatives
from the Toronto Press Club. Previous to 1989, the NNAs had been
sponsored by the Toronto Press Club. The awards are administered from
the National Newspaper Awards office in Toronto.
The National Newspaper Awards were founded by The Toronto Press Club in
*Stephanie Nolen, Grant Robertson and Mark MacKinnon earned two NNAs
each; one of MacKinnon’s NNAs was shared with Andy Hoffman in Business
* The Province in Vancouver has won its second NNA for Special Project.
It has been a finalist for five years in a row.
* Multimedia Feature: Winner: The Toronto Star for a revelation of the ongoing despair and famine in Somalia;
Runners-up: The Halifax Chronicle-Herald for a multimedia study of racism in Nova Scotia; The Globe and Mail for an examination of the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
* News Feature Photography: Winner: Chris Wattie, Reuters, for a photo of Jack Layton’s casket in the foreground of a
sea of faces; Runners-up: John Lehmann, The Globe and Mail, for
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